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This $2.39 Million Half-Complete T-Rex Doesn't Cost Money, It Makes Money

For $100,000, Hammacher Schlemmer will sell you a life-size replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, but for $2.39 million Theropod Expeditions will sell you the real thing—or at least 45 percent of one. With 135 of its 300 bones being genuine fossils collected in Montana and Wyoming, it’s more complete than many T-rex…

Being Pranked With a Lifelike Robot Dinosaur Must Be Terrifying

Remember jumping in your seat the first time you saw Jurassic Park? That was just a movie, and you were probably sitting in a comfy theater chair. Imagine finding yourself coming face to face with what looks like a real dinosaur in a deserted parking garage. If you don’t have a heart attack, you’ll still have to find…

Carbon Emissions Haven't Been This High Since Dinosaurs Went Extinct

Carbon hasn’t entered our atmosphere this quickly in at least 66 million years—since an asteroid slammed into our planet and wiped out the dinosaurs, or perhaps even earlier. Our addiction to fossil fuels has pushed the planet into a “no-analog” state that’s “likely to result in widespread future extinctions,” an…

Scientists To Drill Into the Dinosaur-Killing Impact Crater in Mexico

Sixty-six million years ago, planet Earth had a shit day when a six-mile-wide asteroid smashed into the Yucatán Peninsula, triggering a series of events that killed off the dinosaurs. Later this month, a scientific expedition will drill into the heart of Chicxulub crater for the very first time, seeking to learn more…

A T. Rex Riding a Horse Kicking a Soccer Ball Is Everything Wonderful About the Internet

The internet has some dark corners, there’s no denying that. But how could humanity ever carry on without a tool that lets us share a brilliant video of a man in an inflatable T-rex costume riding a horse kicking a giant soccer ball? Lets make sure we never do anything to endanger the world wide web, because how else…

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Fossil With Preserved Tail Feathers and Skin Reveals Dinosaur Plumage Patterns

An undergraduate student from the University of Alberta has uncovered the fossilized remains of an Ornithomimus dinosaur with preserved tail feathers and soft tissue. The remarkable specimen is offering important insights into the plumage patterns of these ancient creatures, while tightening the linkages between…