Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dino-Era Feathers Found Encased in Amber

Seven dino-era feathers found perfectly preserved in amber in western France highlight a crucial stage in feather evolution, scientists report..........

Free Republic

Monday, December 03, 2007

The Mummified Dinosaur

One of the most complete dinosaur mummies ever found is revealing secrets locked away for millions of years, bringing researchers as close as they will ever get to touching a live dino..........

Yahoo News

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Discovered

The asteroid that smacked into Earth and is believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago may have originated in an enormous collision between two asteroids about 100 million years earlier, researchers argue in a paper to be published tomorrow in the influential journal Nature..........


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Will Mammoths and Neanderthals Be Resurrected?

.........researchers are on the verge of piecing together complete genomes of long-dead species such as Neandertals and mammoths..........

National Geographic News

Thursday, June 07, 2007

T-Rex a Slow Giant?

New re­search chal­lenges the no­tion that the di­no­saur Ty­ran­no­saur­us rex—the pred­a­to­ry “tyrant liz­ard king”—could turn quickly and chase down fast, ag­ile di­no­saurs..........

World Science

Monday, April 16, 2007

T-Rex Molecules Link to Chickens

In a ven­ture once thought to lie out­side the reach of sci­ence, re­search­ers have de­cod­ed the make­up of mo­le­cules from soft tis­sue of a 68 mil­lion-year-old Ty­ran­no­saur­us rex..........

World Science

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

New Dinosaur Discovery in Antarctica

A Bay Area paleontologist who specializes in Antarctic dinosaur discoveries announced Monday morningthat his team had made another spectacular find: the fossilized remains of a nearly complete baby plesiosaur that conjures up visions of the Loch Ness monster.

A massive volcanic eruption in Antarctica likely killed and preserved the long-necked, diamond-finned marine reptile 70 million years ago, said Judd Case, a field researcher for UC Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology and former St. Mary's College dean.

The expedition team knew the discovery was significant, but it wasn't until the fossilized bones had been chiseled out of the permafrost and airlifted to safety by Argentinean Air Force helicopters that the full magnitude of the find became apparent. The animal's skull had eroded away, but the entire articulated skeleton, cartilage and all, was still perfectly preserved in volcanic ash..........