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Dinosaur footprints discovered on Scottish island

London - Dinosaur footprints dating back 170 million years have been discovered on a Scottish island and will help shed light on the reptiles' evolution, the University of Edinburgh said on Tuesday.

Horny dino's headgear borne of sexual selection: study

Paris - Horned dinosaurs including Triceratops likely evolved their impressive head displays for the purpose of attracting a mate, rather than to recognise members of their own species, according to research published Wednesday.

Mammals gave up night life only after dino doom: study

Paris - The earliest mammals were night creatures which only emerged from the cover of darkness after the demise of the daytime-dominating dinosaurs, researchers said Monday.

If asteroid hit was 30 seconds off, dinosaurs might still be here

Dinosaurs were wiped out 66 million years ago after an asteroid struck Earth in the Yucatan Peninsula. Scientists now believe had the asteroid arrived 30 seconds earlier or later, dinosaurs might still roam the Earth and humans might not be here.

Dino ancestors looked like crocodiles: study

London - Fossils discovered in Tanzania in the 1930s have helped identify a "missing link" in dinosaur evolution that reveals their ancestors had long necks, walked on four legs and looked like crocodiles.

Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market

- For years, herder Gelegrash had a sideline bringing tourists to see a dinosaur skull hidden near the Flaming Cliffs in Mongolia's Gobi desert. Then, one day, it was gone.

First fossilized dinosaur brain tissue recovered

Brighton - The first known example of fossilized brain tissue in a dinosaur has been located from a site in the U.K. The tissues are said to resemble those seen in modern crocodiles and birds.

Google launches eye-opening virtual tour of world museums

Would you like to walk with a dinosaur? With Google's new virtual exhibit that features over 50 natural history museums from around the world, visitors will be given an eye-opening experience, the likes of which has never been seen before.

Scientists find new stubby-armed dinosaur in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Researchers announced they have discovered a ferocious meat-eating dinosaur in Argentina, notable for having short arms like the T-rex but hailing from a different branch of the family tree.

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.
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Chris Pratt stars in  Jurassic World
Chris Pratt stars in 'Jurassic World'
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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.
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.
Artist s reconstruction of the new horned dinosaur Regaliceratops peterhewsi in the palaeoenvironmen...
Artist's reconstruction of the new horned dinosaur Regaliceratops peterhewsi in the palaeoenvironment of the Late Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada.
Artwork by Julius T. Csotonyi / Courtesy of Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta
Handout given by Natural History Museum in London that depicts Nyasasaurus parringtoni  believed to ...
Handout given by Natural History Museum in London that depicts Nyasasaurus parringtoni, believed to be the oldest dinosaur
Natural History Museum, London/Mark Witton
A collection of smaller dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum.
A collection of smaller dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum.
Protoceratops andrewsi  Carnegie Museum of Natural History  Pittsburgh  Pennsylvania  USA.
Protoceratops andrewsi, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
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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.
A scene from  Jurassic World
A scene from 'Jurassic World'
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Dinosaur Provincial Park met two of the criteria for being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dinosaur Provincial Park met two of the criteria for being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Chris Stubbs
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.
Zach Tirrell
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Smithsonian Institue
Dinosaurs hatching from eggs. The word dinosaur means  terrible lizard .
Dinosaurs hatching from eggs. The word dinosaur means "terrible lizard".
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)
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.
An illustration of a pterosaur
An illustration of a pterosaur
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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.
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.
Dinosaur horns on display in the museum.
Dinosaur horns on display in the museum.