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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.

Ostrich necks give clues to dinosaur flexibility

A study of modern day ostriches suggest sauropod dinosaurs were likely stiff in their movements, especially in their necks.

Op-Ed: Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, London Special

London - The Natural History Museum in London boasts an impressive collection of dinosaur remains. These have been collected together in a special exhibition.

Paleontologists discover a new species of dinosaur in Utah

A group of paleontologists unearthed a new long-horned dinosaur in Utah, the first of its type to be found in the south of the United States.

Aurornis, Archaeopteryx-like ancestor of birds found in China

Paleontologists say they have found the fossilized remains of a new avialan, or basal bird, which re-establishes the position of Archaeopteryx as part of the group of basal birds ancestral to modern birds.

New dinosaur species discovered

A new species of dinosaur called the "lonely small bandit" has been discovered in Madagascar. This is the first new species discovered in almost a decade.

Researchers say oldest dinosaur fossils found in Tanzania

Paleontologists have identified what they believe to be the oldest dinosaur fossils in existence. This new dinosaur discovery possibly challenges current beliefs on dinosaur history.

Pat Robertson denies the earth is 6000 years old

Popular televangelist Pat Robertson has recently come out stating that the Earth is not 6,000 years old, and that dinosaurs were living before the time of the Bible.

Review: Ginormous Gonwanda Giants Groove at ROM Special

Toronto - It’s often said everyone likes a dinosaur and there’s no better place to check out the theory than in Toronto, where “everyone” lives. So on a Sunday when the outdoors temp is dino-steamy, a duck into the AC’ed ROM is in order.

Op-Ed: Living fossils challenges Darwinism

Today, living fossils create problems for paleontologists with Darwinian assumptions. The discoveries of living Wollemi pines, Coelacanth fishes, the Nautilus, and other animals have challenged evolutionary assumptions about life’s history.

Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit in Toronto is 'di-no-mite' experience Special

Toronto - Some of the largest and rarest dinosaurs ever known are on display this summer at the Royal Ontario Museum, in a new exhibit called Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana.

Palaeontologists explain how T. Rex and other dinosaurs had sex

Paleontologists have devoted a surprising amount of research effort to explaining how dinosaurs had sex. As expected, explaining how a four-storeys high, 30-ton lizard such as T. Rex, speculated as equipped with 12 ft long penis, had sex proves tricky.

Op-Ed: A peek at what's to see at the National Museum of Natural History Special

Washington - One of the best things about living outside of Washington D.C. is the ability to hop on the Metro and go to the nation's capital and explore the rich history and landmarks. And then there are the museums.

The first feathered winged dinosaur had black feathers

New research into one of the creatures which connects dinosaurs to birds, the Microraptor, indicates that the crow-like creature had black feathers. The discovery is an important one for evolutionary science.

Oldest dinosaur nesting site uncovered by Canadian researchers

A group of Toronto-based researchers have uncovered what is believed to be the oldest dinosaur nest found to date, pre-dating an earlier nest find by about 100 million years.

Nest filled with baby dinosaurs found in Mongolia

In a significant discovery, scientists have uncovered a nest filled with 15 baby dinosaurs, 10 of which are complete fossil sets.

Op-Ed: ‘Planet Dinosaur’ - new BBC series

Tonight, the BBC screened the first in a new 6 part half hour series on the dinosaurs which provides a fascinating new insight for everyone from primary school kids to intelligent laymen to Richard Dawkins himself.

Spielberg in talks about 'Jurassic Park 4'

It’s been almost a decade since the last installment of the blockbuster trilogy hit theatres, but Steven Spielberg may be considering once again reviving the dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park" on the big screen.

New research uncovers earliest findings of dinosaur evolution

Two dinosaur fossils that were previously believed to be of the same species now provide insight into a remarkable transitional period from the early stages of dinosaur evolution, some 230-million years ago in Argentina's Ischigualasto valley.

Venomous prehistoric raptor discovered- Sinornithosaurus

The ancient world had something ours doesn’t: Venomous bird lizards. Sinornithosaurus would have been a deadly part of any ecology, past or modern. Scientists have discovered indications of a snake-like venom delivery system.

Fossil Reveals Ancient Pterosaurs Were Skilled Fliers

Pterosaurs were the earliest known flying vertebrates and a fossil found recently in China indicates that these creatures had unique and complex wing fibers that enabled them to fly with great precision. Read on and…shiver.

Fossils prove that dinosaurs once stalked Australia

Australian-based paleontologists had finally found evidence that the wondrous prehistoric reptiles, commonly known as dinosaurs, once roamed the fields of down under.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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Imagining the skin of a dinosaur.
Imagining the skin of a dinosaur.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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 Hoodoos  6 km. east of Drumheller  Ca.
"Hoodoos" 6 km. east of Drumheller, Ca.
Gorgo
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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
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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.
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A glimpse of the Dinosaur display at the 2013 Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls  Ontario at Duffer...
A glimpse of the Dinosaur display at the 2013 Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Ontario at Dufferin Island Park.
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An artist s depiction of dinosaurs wandering the planet.
An artist's depiction of dinosaurs wandering the planet.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Stegosaurus   a genus of armored stegosaurid dinosaur.
Stegosaurus, a genus of armored stegosaurid dinosaur.
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Dinosaur horns on display in the museum.
Dinosaur horns on display in the museum.
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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.
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