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Researchers uncover new dinosaur species in China

Researchers uncover new dinosaur species in China

If you spent your childhood digging in the sandbox, carefully shifting sand in hopes of finding a long-lost quarter or bobble head, only to find both after going elbows-deep in dirt, you can appreciate the excitement an international team of researchers is experiencing, having recently discovered a new dinosaur species located in China. The dinosaur has been dubbed the Aorun zhaoi, and died before reaching adulthood.

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Dinosaur roots research fuels mass-extinction fears

Dinosaur roots research fuels mass-extinction fears

The Dinosaur Age began in Tanzania and Zambia, following a tumultuous species shuffle in the aftermath of a mass-extinction event 252.3m years ago, new fossil discoveries have suggested. 90-percent of all life on Earth was wiped out, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports, with it taking around 10m years before the precursors of dinosaurs as we know of them began to emerge.

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Microraptor terrorized land and water new dino research reveals

Microraptor terrorized land and water new dino research reveals

It might sound like a killer drone, but the Microraptor was in fact an airborne terror that could harass fish as much as it did birds and mammals in the Cretaceous period, new dinosaur research has discovered. The flying dinosaur, known to be roughly the size of a hawk, had previously been believed to feed exclusively on what it could seize from the trees, but preserved stomach content examined by a team at the University of Alberta, Science Daily reports, revealed its appetites were far wider ranging.

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Fossil evidence pegs oldest dinosaurs 15m years earlier than believed

Fossil evidence pegs oldest dinosaurs 15m years earlier than believed

Evidence of what is likely the oldest known dinosaur has been identified, Nyasasaurus parringtoni, believed to have wandered the Earth 10-15m years prior to any previous species, and with no new digging involved. Scientists at the Natural History Museum in London, the University of Washington, and the University of California Berkley re-examined bones previously gathered in southern Africa, finding an incomplete skeleton of the new species, and casting new light onto the evolutionary track of the "terrible lizards."

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Jurassic Park’s Velociraptor built from ground up in new behind-the-scenes video

Jurassic Park’s Velociraptor built from ground up in new behind-the-scenes video

Jurassic Park was a movie that captivated audiences when it launched back in 1993 (has it really been that long?). Today, we're getting a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of the Velociraptor suits for the movie in a new video that comes courtesy of the Stan Winston School of Character Arts. In it, Stan Winston Studio supervisor John Rosengrant takes us through the process of not only building the raptor suit, but performing in one too.

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Dwarf dinosaur had vampire fangs but ate plants

Dwarf dinosaur had vampire fangs but ate plants

You don't find sharp and pointy teeth on most modern herbivores, sharp and pointy teeth for killing prey are generally associated with meat-eating animals. A new study of a dinosaur dubbed the Pegomastax africanus found the dinosaur had tiny self-sharpening fangs. Scientists believe that the two-foot-long heterodontosaur lived about 200 million years ago.

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