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Seeds may have helped birds survive extinction of the dinosaurs

While there's plenty of evidence to suggest that dinosaurs were already in decline millions of years before the asteroid impact that spelled their doom, we know that those small, feathered theropod dinosaurs, otherwise known as birds, did survive.

Dinosaur world expo opens in South Korea

Organizers expect at least 1.9 million people to visit this year’s Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo in South Korea.

Could a person outrun a T-rex?

This is one of those what if stories that scientists sometimes set themselves: could a human have outrun a T-rex or who the typical person have been the powerful dinosaur's next meal?

Cliff-side brimming with late Triassic fossils discovered

Jensen - A cliff-side in Utah has offered paleontologists a precious glimpse into the age of the earliest dinosaurs, and the scientists have unearthed some amazing fossils. The fossils include a pterosaur that was likely the largest flying reptile of its time.

Op-Ed: Dinosaur mating — Grooves in rock may be evidence of dino sex

Denver - Long grooves carved into the ground by clawed feet may be evidence of "frenzied" dinosaur mating rituals, scientists say. This behavior is common in some birds, and the discovery hints that two-legged dinos may have done this some 100 million years ago.

Op-Ed: Amazon explorer — We must rewild ourselves to save species Special

Cape Town - Human activity has sparked a mass extinction of species that may rival, and even surpass the death of the dinosaurs. With that in mind, a mother-and-son team is set to pedal across the Southern Atlantic on a customized boat powered only by foot pedals.

Canadian 'dinosaur' discovered in 1845 rebranded as a Dimetrodon

A fossil found in Canada two centuries ago believed to be from a dinosaur has now been found to be a creature called a Dimetrodon. These large beasts actually pre-date dinosaurs by many millions of years.

T. rex and cousins had uniquely serrated teeth, scientists find

For some time, scientists have known that Tyrannosaurus rex and other theropod dinosaurs had serrated teeth. They knew that those teeth, with their jagged edges worked like steak knives to help their owner tear through flesh.

Research reveals T.Rex had unique serrated teeth

Research at the University of Toronto has found that Theropods, the species of dinosaur home to T.Rex, had unique teeth structures that underlined their predatory dominance.

Holiday dents movie box office

UPDATE: 7.6.15 - As was noted, as the actual box office figures were updated, it showed something different. "Inside Out" did inch by "Jurassic World" over the July 4 holiday.

Want to go to a real Jurassic World? Wait in line

Jurassic World is breaking box-office records worldwide. If you fancy going to a real Jurassic World, however, you'll have a long wait. A leading scientist has explained why snuggling up besides as Brontosaurus won't be happening any time soon.

'Jurassic World' has best global opening ever

UPDATE 6.15.15: The weekend actuals are out and "Jurassic World" now holds the title for the best opening ever, domestically. It also takes home the foreign and global titles as well.

Review: ‘Jurassic World’ forgot to cultivate its entire realm Special

‘Jurassic World’ does its job in offering awe-inspiring displays of extinct creatures reborn, but it lacks a competent story to tie it all together and suffers from unavoidable comparisons to the original.

New 'Hellboy' dinosaur discovered in Alberta

Drumheller - Canadian palaeontologists associated with the Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta have identified a new species of horned dinosaur with some bizarre features.

Dinosaurs really were warm-blooded, study suggests

Dinosaurs grew quickly and were warm-blooded just like modern mammals, says a scientist who researched the metabolism of these ancient creatures.

Acidic oceans killed off ancient marine species

Nottingham - Massive die-offs of almost every marine species millions of years ago were the result of a surge of carbon dioxide in the world's oceans, creating acidic seas.

Bone munching worms of the past

Cambridge - Recently discovered ocean worms, known for feasting on whale bones, date back to prehistoric times. Long-ago the worms fed on the carcasses of giant marine reptiles, according to a new study that has plunged the depths of the sea.

Salamander on steroids: Species of dinosaur-eating newt found

A new species of predator newt that lived about 220 million years ago has been discovered in Portugal and paleontologists believe it was a most vicious creature. About the length of a small car, it could actually kill and gobble dinosaurs.

Largest known asteroid crater found in Australia

Two massive underground domes found in the Earth's crust in the Warburton Basin in Central Australia represent the remains of the largest known asteroid impact crater on our planet.

Two new Jurassic mammals discovered

Beijing - Archaeologists working in China have unearthed the fossil remains of two diminutive mammals. These findings suggest considerable species diversity existed during the Jurassic Period.

2 new species of horned dinosaurs discovered from museum fossils

Two new species of horned dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period have only now been discovered, though the fossils the discoveries are based upon were found over 75 years ago. They sat in a Canadian museum, mistakenly identified as other, known, species.

Dinosaur extinction the result of 'perfect storm' of events

Edinburgh - And if that perfect storm hadn’t come about, say scientists, dinosaurs might still be with us today — except their continued existence might have meant a very different "us" having evolved — if at all.

Researchers discover unique dinosaur fossil with four wings

Changyuraptor yangi fossils were recently discovered in a Chinese expedition. The remains reveal a creature with four wings that has been dubbed the largest specimen of this type.

Dinosaurs 'were not' the ancestors of modern birds

An analysis of a sparrow-sized fossil has challenged the present status of dinosaurs as ancestors of modern birds. This is based on a new study of an archosaur fossil.

Dinosaurs found to be neither warm-blooded nor cold-blooded

New research appears to show that dinosaurs were a rare breed of animal, in that they were neither warm-blooded nor cold-blooded — they were somewhere in-between.

Video: Scientifically-accurate 'Flintstones' changes the story

"Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones..." is a familiar song from most peoples' childhoods. However, some experts decided to point out that the whole show is completely inaccurate scientifically and then corrected the issue in animated video form.

Skeleton of baby dinosaur found in Alberta, 70 million years old

An intact and wonderfully preserved baby dinosaur skeleton was unearthed in Dinosaur Provincial Park in southeastern Alberta in 2010. The find is only now being announced but the skeleton is already part of the University of Alberta's collection.

Inside Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park

Located in the badlands of Alberta, Canada is a place of such stellar beauty and awe-inspiring landscapes, it takes your breath away. Dinosaur Provincial Park is not only a place great creatures roamed 75 million years ago, it's also their graveyard.

Ancient bees may have died out with the dinosaurs

A new study has been released, and it reveals that the unknown event that killed off the dinosaurs could be the same one that wiped out ancient bees.

Jurassic Park takes a step back

Any idea to recreate a dinosaur from extracted DNA has taken a step backwards. Researchers have found that extracting dinosaur DNA from insects embedded in ancient amber is probably impossible.
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A classic for kids - the National Museum of Natural History has a very large dinosaur exhibit
A classic for kids - the National Museum of Natural History has a very large dinosaur exhibit
The Royal Ontario Museum has two new exhibits: Bats! and dinosaur baby eggs.
The Royal Ontario Museum has two new exhibits: Bats! and dinosaur baby eggs.
Herrerasaurus and Eoraptor skeletons  plus a Plateosaurus skull  North American Museum of Ancient Li...
Herrerasaurus and Eoraptor skeletons, plus a Plateosaurus skull, North American Museum of Ancient Life.
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The Royal Ontario Museum has two new exhibits: Bats! and dinosaur baby eggs.
The Royal Ontario Museum has two new exhibits: Bats! and dinosaur baby eggs.
This painting by Danielle Dufault shows a dromaeosaur in action.
This painting by Danielle Dufault shows a dromaeosaur in action.
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Comparative analysis of theropod dental structures.
Comparative analysis of theropod dental structures.
K. S. Brink, R. R. Reisz, A. R. H. LeBlanc, R. S. Chang, Y. C. Lee et al.
Illustration of Apatosaurus louisae.
Illustration of Apatosaurus louisae.
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Ultimate Dinosaurs at the Royal Ontario Museum
Ultimate Dinosaurs at the Royal Ontario Museum
A Tyrnaosaur footprint.
A Tyrnaosaur footprint.
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Dinosaur horns on display in the museum.
Dinosaur horns on display in the museum.
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Caption:  Artist s restoration of the head of Spinops sternbergorum.  Usage restrictions: This image...
Caption: "Artist's restoration of the head of Spinops sternbergorum." Usage restrictions: This image may be used by news organizations in reports describing the research of Farke and colleagues on Spinops.
Credit: Copyright Dmitry Bogdanov, courtesy of Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology
The Royal Ontario Museum has two new exhibits: Bats! and dinosaur baby eggs.
The Royal Ontario Museum has two new exhibits: Bats! and dinosaur baby eggs.
The Royal Ontario Museum has two new exhibits: Bats! and dinosaur baby eggs.
The Royal Ontario Museum has two new exhibits: Bats! and dinosaur baby eggs.
The Royal Ontario Museum has two new exhibits: Bats! and dinosaur baby eggs.
The Royal Ontario Museum has two new exhibits: Bats! and dinosaur baby eggs.
A scene from  Jurassic World
A scene from 'Jurassic World'
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The Dimetron borealis; this photo taken from an exhibit in a museum in Germany.
The Dimetron borealis; this photo taken from an exhibit in a museum in Germany.
Photo from H. Zell
The Royal Ontario Museum has two new exhibits: Bats! and dinosaur baby eggs.
The Royal Ontario Museum has two new exhibits: Bats! and dinosaur baby eggs.
Two microraptors sitting on a branch looking for lunch
Two microraptors sitting on a branch looking for lunch
Jason Brougham / University of Texas; Mick Ellison (inset)
Stegosaurus   a genus of armored stegosaurid dinosaur.
Stegosaurus, a genus of armored stegosaurid dinosaur.