Heady Dinosaur Behaviour

Heady dinosaur behaviour questioned by scientists, as reported in New Scientist, 15 May 2004, p15. Pachycephalosaurs, literally “thick headed dinosaurs”, have distinctive thick rounded domes on their skulls, which were thought to be used as battering rams in dinosaur duels. Mark Goodwin of the University of California, Berkeley and John Horner of Montana State University […]

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Lucy Climbed Trees and Fell Out

Lucy climbed trees and fell out, according to reports in ScienceDaily and New Scientistst 30 November, and PLoS One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166095, and ScienceDaily and Science (AAAS) 19 August 2016 News and Nature, 2016; DOI: 10.1038/nature19332. Scientists at University of Texas (UT) Austin have scanned the bones of the original Australopithecus afarensis (“Lucy”) specimen using an […]

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Alaskan Dinosaurs

Alaskan dinosaurs endured polar winters, according to an article in ScienceDaily 11 April 2012. Researchers from the USA and South Africa have carried out microscopic studies of dinosaur bones found in North Slope Alaska. Most of the bones were of Edmontosaurus, a hadrosaur, and Pachyrhinosaurus, a horned dinosaur. Hadrosaurs are commonly known as “duck-billed dinosaurs” […]

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Triceratops Skeleton

A triceratops skeleton that has been on display since 1905 at the Smithsonian Institution’s museum in Washington DC is cracking up due to vibrations and moisture from visitors walking past and breathing near the specimen. (New Scientist October 23, 1999. p26) Moisture converts iron and sulphur compounds in the bones to iron sulphide, which causes […]

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