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New evidence connects dung beetle evolution to dinosaurs

Science Daily - ‎3 hours ago‎
Scientists uncovered the first molecular evidence indicating that dung beetles evolved in association with dinosaurs. The findings place the origin of dung beetles in the Lower Cretaceous period, with the first major diversification occurring in the ...
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Clive Palmer To Go The Way Of the Dinosaurs

SBS - ‎16 hours ago‎
After a press conference in which he announced that he would not be contesting the federal seat of Fairfax, embattled Member of Parliament, mining magnate and prehistoric robot enthusiast Clive Palmer is officially going the way of the dinosaurs ...

Venomous mammal species may have lived with dinosaurs

CNN - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Scientists discovered that the Hispaniolan solenodon, a venomous mammal that lives in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, diverged from all other mammals 78 million years ago, long before Earth's largest dinosaurs died off, according to new research ...

Dinosaurs Migrated out of Europe as Ancient Supercontinent Broke Up

Scientific American - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Between 230 million and 66 million years ago, dinosaurs plodded across the supercontinent Pangea, and migrated from Europe to other parts of the world.

Scientists hit pay dirt in drilling of dinosaur-killing impact crater

Science Magazine - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Scientists have reached ground zero for one of the world's most famous cataclysms. Burrowing into the impact structure responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs, a team of researchers has achieved one of its main goals, with rocks brought up from 670 ...

Endangered venomous mammal predates dinosaurs' extinction, study confirms

Science Daily - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The study, published in Mitochondrial DNA, confirmed that the venomous mammal diverged from all other living mammals 78 million years ago, long before an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs. "It's just impressive it's survived this long," said co-first ...

Fossil footprints bring dinosaurs to life

China.org.cn - ‎22 hours ago‎
A set of dinosaur footprints recently discovered in Zhaojue county in Southwest China's Sichuan province sheds more light on the mysterious life of Minisauripus-the smallest dinosaur ever found-but scientists are warning that similar ancient traces ...

Dinosaurs Already Decreasing Before Asteroid Hit

Voice of America (blog) - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Dinosaurs—those big prehistoric creatures— may have already been decreasing in population long before an asteroid crashed into the Earth, and killed them.

Dinosaur discovery reveals why newborn dinos survived against the odds

Express.co.uk - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Long-necked sauropod dinosaurs include the largest animals ever to walk on land, but they hatched from eggs no bigger than a football.

Laughter isn't extinct: Twin Cities have TRex Tuesdays

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The duo believe that any whiff of their actual humanity will erode the illusion they're striving to create as dinosaurs. So don't get any ideas about their genders, races, ages or ethnic makeup. The logic is Santaclausian, to be sure, but similarly ...
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Venomous Mammals Might Have Lived Alongside Dinosaurs

Headlines & Global News - ‎58 minutes ago‎
The study reveals that H. solenodon diverged from other living mammals approximately 78 million years ago, which is long before the dinosaurs met their demise from an asteroid collision. "It's just impressive it's survived this long," said Adam Brandt, ...

Study Finds Dinosaur Families Fled Europe, Never to Return

Courthouse News Service - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
(CN) - Dinosaur families migrated away from Europe even after continents drifted apart following the separation of the supercontinent Pangea, according to a study published this week in the Journal of Biogeography.
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Dinosaurs May Have Slept Like Humans, Study Shows

TIME - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Reptiles experience the same stages of sleep as humans do, according to a new study, which suggests dinosaurs may have slept like humans as well.

Dinosaurs make a comeback at Virginia amusement park

Richmond.com - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Four years after a fire forced Dinosaur Kingdom to close, the roadside amusement park is emerging from its temporary extinction.
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Long-necked sauropod dinosaurs include the largest animals ever to walk on land

Science Daily - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Did they require parental care after hatching like some other dinosaurs, or were they self-reliant? Research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by Kristi Curry Rogers of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, sheds the first ...

Is It Possible to Clone a Dinosaur?

Live Science - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Apologies to people keen on reviving extinct dinosaurs, but researchers have never recovered dinosaur DNA, which is necessary for cloning.

Stop Saying That Dinosaurs Went Extinct. They Didn't and You Sound Ignorant.

Inverse - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Everyone knows that about 65 million years ago, a massive asteroid hit the Earth and wiped out all the dinosaurs. Except, well, not so much.
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the beak shall inherit the Earth: Why did birds live when dinosaurs died?

The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
A small feathered dinosaur swoops down on an unsuspecting lizard while a bird hunts for seeds in this reconstructed slice of life in Alberta 66 million years ago.
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'Dino-Brexit': bizarre migration saw dinosaurs flood out of Europe in Cretaceous Period

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
It is probably Europe's earliest migration crisis. Around 125 million years ago huge numbers of dinosaurs began to flood out of Europe and palaeontologists do not know why.

Dinosaurs to overrun Eastern States Exposition grounds this weekend

MassLive.com - ‎May 2, 2016‎
T-Rex Planet, which opens its doors on Saturday for two days, will transform the Young Building on the the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield into a world of prehistoric fun when dinosaurs roamed the Earth beginning some 200 millions years ago.
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