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Dinosaur Fossils

New 'Map' Puts Dinosaur Shrinkage In Spotlight

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 07.31.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have mapped how a group of fearsome, massive dinosaurs evolved and shrank to the likes of robins and hummingbirds. Com...

Scientists Discover Bizarre Feathered Dino

LiveScience | Charles Choi | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science

The largest "four-winged" dinosaur known has been found, and this predator has the longest feathers yet outside of birds, researchers say. This new ...

Who Knew Sauropods Could Be So Small?

LiveScience | Elizabeth Palermo | Posted 06.22.2014 | Science

Sauropods are best known for being the largest dinosaurs ever to roam Earth. But a new study of these ancient creatures focuses on a surprising fact...

Super-Rare 3D Fossils Unearthed In China

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 06.06.2014 | Science

The first three-dimensionally preserved eggs of ancient winged reptiles that lived more than 100 million years ago have been unearthed in China. Fi...

T. Rex Could Have Gotten Even BIGGER!?

natureheader | Matt Kaplan | Posted 11.03.2013 | Science

Presenting this week at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology's meeting in Los Angeles, California, palaeontologist Jack Horner of the Museum of the ...

Skull Scans Reveal Big Surprise About Flightless Dinosaurs

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 08.01.2013 | Science

Some nonavian dinosaurs, including carnivorous tyrannosaurs, may have had brains that were hardwired for flight long before even the earliest known b...

EXPLAINED: How Dinosaurs Kept Their Chompers Sharp

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 07.18.2013 | Science

Some plant-eating dinosaurs grew new teeth every couple of months, with some of the largest herbivores developing a replacement tooth every 35 days, ...

Here's What Dinosaur Poop Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are you ready to feast your eyes on a 65-million-year-old hunk of poop? A replica of Tyrannosaurus rex feces is en route to the Smit...

Crushed Dinosaur Eggs Give Scientists Huge Surprise

Posted 05.30.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/30/2013 09:02 AM EDT on LiveScience A dinosaur nest discovery has revealed the most ...

Fossil Found In Fifties Yields Surprising New Theory About Strange Creature

Posted 05.16.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/15/2013 03:47 PM EDT on LiveScience A fossil that once lined a mule track in Iraq ha...

Bird Study Casts Doubt On Dinosaur Incubation Theory

Posted 05.15.2013 | Science

By: Denise Chow, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/15/2013 08:00 AM EDT on LiveScience Male and female dinosaurs may have shared the responsi...

Odd New Dinosaur Identified On Indian Ocean Island

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

Think scientists have discovered all the dinosaurs there are to find? Think again. Paleontologists who unearthed seven vertebrae and a few rib fra...

Dinosaur Egg Study Solves Riddle Of Animals' Nesting Behavior

Posted 04.19.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/19/2013 07:31 AM EDT on LiveScience Dinosaurs laid eggs, of that there is no doubt. ...

Claw Marks Shed Light On Dinosaur's Swimming Abilty

Posted 04.15.2013 | Science

By: Live Science Staff Published: 04/14/2013 02:26 PM EDT on LiveScience Claw marks on a 100-million-year-old riverbed in China reveal how some ...

Itsy-Bitsy Bones Provide Peek At Dinosaurs BEFORE They Hatched

Posted 04.11.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/10/2013 01:04 PM EDT on LiveScience Embryonic dinosaurs kicked and wiggled in the ...

Jurassic Park For Real (Sort Of)

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The hotly anticipated 3D version of Jurassic Park opens today, 20 years after Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking classic first debuted in...

Dinosaur Feather Study Fuels Debate

Posted 04.01.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 03/31/2013 02:26 PM EDT on LiveScience The discovery of microscopic color-making structures in fossiliz...

EXPLAINED: How Dinosaurs' Necks Got So Long

Posted 02.24.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/23/2013 10:46 AM EST on LiveScience How did the largest of all dinosaurs evolve necks long...

Even Big Dinos Had Ridiculously Puny Brains, Skull Fossil Suggests

Posted 01.24.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/23/2013 06:51 PM EST on LiveScience An advanced member of the largest group of dinosaurs...

Dinosaurs Did WHAT To Lure Mates?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/04/2013 07:04 AM EST on LiveScience Feathered dinosaurs might have used muscular tails t...

Accused Dino Smuggler Enters Plea In Court

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 12.28.2012 | Science

NEW YORK -- A Florida fossils dealer pleaded guilty to smuggling charges Thursday and agreed to give up a celebrated $1 million dinosaur skeleton seiz...

Tiny Dino May Be Earth's Earliest

Posted 12.05.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 12/04/2012 07:14 PM EST on LiveScience A wonky beast about the size of a Labrador retr...

'Commercial Paleontologist' Charged With Smuggling

AP | By SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 10.18.2012 | Science

MIAMI -- A Florida man was charged Wednesday with smuggling dinosaur fossils into the United States, including a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Bataar ...

Dinosaur Study Suggests Common Belief About Animals Is Wrong

Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/27/2012 01:09 PM EDT on LiveScience Dinosaurs may not have been the slow, sunbathing re...

Dinosaur Guts Suggest Surprising Last Meal For Velociraptor

Posted 03.07.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 03/06/2012 12:28 PM EST on LiveScience A lightweight Velociraptor dinosaur may have ch...