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How did dinosaurs do it? Very carefully, of course

Birds do it, bees do it — but how did 3-ton dinosaurs with sharp, pointed spikes on their backs and tails get it on?Very carefully, say some researchers, who believe mounting a female from behind would have proved deadly for the males of dinosaurs like Stegosaurus.


Newly discovered dinosaur species named for Obama

Babies and pets have been named in honor of President Obama -- and now a dinosaur. Researchers at Yale University have dubbed a newly discovered species of dinosaur -- or, if you prefer, a big lizard -- Obamadon gracilis, citing the president's broad smile, Reuters reports.


Grand Canyon 70 million years old, formed during era of dinosaurs, new study claims

To stand on the South Rim and gaze into the Grand Canyon is to behold an awesome immensity of time. The serpentine Colorado River has relentlessly incised a 280-mile-long chasm that in some places stretches 18 miles wide and more than a mile deep. Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park will encounter an exhibit titled the Trail of Time, and learn that scientists believe the canyon is about 6 million years old — relatively young by geological standards.


Dinosaurs Skinny? Curved Bones Suggest Prehistoric Beasts Weighed Less Than Previously Thought


The fact that bones have curves has now thrown a curveball into calculations of dinosaur weight, researchers say. New estimates suggest dinosaurs may have been lighter than once thought, scientists explain.


NY judge: Feds can seize disputed dinosaur skeleton sold through Dallas-based Heritage Auctions

T-Rex Fossil

NY judge: Feds can seize disputed dinosaur skeleton sold through Dallas-based Heritage Auctions... Heritage Auctions auctioned off the nearly complete Tyrannosaurus bataar in New York City on May 20. An unnamed buyer submitted the winning bid of $1,052,500... “The skeletal remains are of tremendous cultural and historic significance to the people of Mongolia, and provide a connection to the country’s prehistoric past,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a news release. “When the skeleton was allegedly looted, a piece of the country’s natural history was stolen with it, and we look forward to returning it to its rightful place.”

Senh: If someone took it from Mongolia illegally, then the U.S. should return it.


Excuse me: Gassy dinosaurs helped warm Earth

Potty humor just got prehistoric. A new study suggests that dinosaurs may have helped keep an already overheated world warmer with their flatulence and burps 200 million years ago....


Warm and fuzzy T. rex? New evidence surprises


The discovery of a giant meat-eating dinosaur sporting a downy coat has some scientists reimagining the look of Tyrannosaurus rex....

Senh: The T-Rex doesn't look as cool with feathers.


'Terra Nova' offers new world for dino fans

Fox TV's "Terra Nova" features a new world of Cretaceous dinosaurs, including some nasty ones that were invented for Hollywood's sake.


Dinosaurs, the Human Mind on Disney's Pixar Slate

The animators at Walt Disney Co's Pixar unit will explore dinosaurs and the inner workings of the human mind in two upcoming movies, studio executives told a gathering of fans on Saturday.


'Living fossil' retains dinosaur-era look

'Living fossil' retains dinosaur-era look

An eel recently discovered in an underwater cave appears to have evolved out of step with the rest of us, retaining primitive characteristics associated with animals from the dinosaur era.


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