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
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
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..........Science
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
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
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
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..........topix.net