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A Crocodile-like Creature Once Terrorized the Biggest, Baddest Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs were some of the most menacing creatures to ever walk the planet, but what about crocodiles? Believe it or not, there was once a fearsome crocodile-like animal that roamed the Earth and struck fear into the hearts of dinosaurs. The Razanandrongobe sakalavae, or Razana for short, lived during the Middle Jurassic period in Madagascar. …

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This Newly Discovered Dinosaur Flawless is Nearly Perfect

When archaeologists stumble upon a new dinosaur fossil, they never know what they’ll turn up. In some cases, they are fragmented remains that are difficult to analyze. In other instances, the fossils are in impeccable condition. Needless to say, researchers always hope for the best, and that’s exactly what they recently found in Montana. (Arbour & …

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New ‘Chicken-like’ Dinosaur Discovered in Africa

Although it might feel like every dinosaur that ever walked the planet has been discovered, we’re still turning up new fossils in the year 2017. Scientists have announced the discovery of a new dinosaur that may have been the “smaller African contemporary” of the North American Tyrannosaurus Rex. It has been named Chenanisaurus barbaricus, and …

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We Now Know What Dinosaurs May Have Really Looked Like

Some people speculate that most dinosaurs had feathers, while others still believe it’s up for debate. We may not end the discussion anytime soon, but a new study has revealed additional details to help us draw more accurate conclusions. In a report published in Nature Communications, researchers shared what they found when they used high-powered …

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19 Dinosaur Skeletons Have Been Found – What Do They Tell Us About their Evolution?

Dinosaur discoveries always give us more to consider when we look back on the evolution of today’s animals. The recent unearthing of 19 skeletons in the Gobi Desert of China is no different. On Dec. 22, scientists published new findings in Current Biology, detailing 19 skeletons they found while searching in the Gobi Desert. The …

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dinosaur, brain, dinosaurs, archaelogy

Scientists Have Discovered a Fossilized Piece of a Dinosaur’s Brain

Scientists who were dreaming of one day finding fossilized dinosaur brain tissue recently got their wish, but they couldn’t have imagined it would be “pickled.” This is what happened, according to a new report published in The Geological Society of London, and researchers are still marveling at their discovery. “The chances of preserving brain tissue …

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Uncovering a King

Today is a surprising geeky holiday that is not just for archaeologists. It’s King Tut’s Day, and everyone that loves the romance of digging up the past, Pharaohs, and gold can get behind. The story behind finding King Tut did not start with treasure hunting fever, but rather an accident. Lord Carnarvon, AKA George Herbert, …

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earth, planet, science

A Fossil Suggests that Life on Earth May Go Back More than 3.7 Billion Years

A fossil isn’t always massive discovery for archaeologists, but when it happens to be 3.7 billion years old, it turns heads. This is what Australian scientists found when they were digging in a newly melted area of Greenland. According to their study, published in Nature, a 3.7 billion year-old fossil now shows that microbes may have lived on the …

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