You Can Own Your Very Own Life-Size T-Rex Skeleton Replica For $100K

No home is complete without its own life-size replica of a Tyrannosaur skeleton. And now you can have one for the totally reasonable price of $ 100,000. » 11/04/14 2:08pm 11/04/14 2:08pm

The Story of George

George is a male Lambeosaurus, except for his head, which is female, and one of his toes, which is fake. George hails from the prehistoric swamps of Alberta, but relocated to Vancouver where his bones are squished in plaster on a cramped museum wall. George is my first dinosaur. » 5/09/14 3:29pm 5/09/14 3:29pm

This Baker Made a Laser-Engraved Rolling Pin. Now She Has Dino-Cookies!

This is What it's Like to Excavate a Dinosaur Nest in Person

We are living in the future. Need proof? Now from the comfort of your computer, you can experience a first-person view of excavating and packing a dinosaur nest for further study. » 4/19/14 1:46pm 4/19/14 1:46pm

Can You Dance Like a T. Rex?

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History is adding a T. rex to their collections, and to celebrate it, they've had Ray Troll and The Ratfish Wranglers record a song that they're calling "National Rex." What they need is a dance that goes along with it - a T. Rex Two-Step, if you will. » 4/08/14 8:32pm 4/08/14 8:32pm

20-foot dinosaur balloon sculpture stands beside its species' skeleton

The skeleton of Acrocanthosaurus, which resides in the Virgina Museum of Natural History, has survived for some 100 million years, but now it is accompanied by a much more fragile twin. A 20-foot-long Acrocanthosaurus balloon sculpture has been built beside the fossilized skeleton, and will stay there until it… » 4/28/13 8:30am 4/28/13 8:30am

Pterosaurs have 27-feet wingspans, are named after 9-year-old girls

Dinosaurs usually hog all the prehistoric attention, but their winged cousins the pterosaurs are enjoying some newfound notoriety after big fossil discoveries in places as far afield as Brazil and the UK's Isle of Wight. The latter discovery gets extra points for adorableness, as the pterosaur fossil's discover and… » 3/24/13 3:00pm 3/24/13 3:00pm

This little dinosaur had feathery wings 150 million years ago—but…

This charming little fellow is Eosinopteryx brevipenna, a feathered dinosaur that lived during the Jurassic period more than 150 million years ago. Recently unearthed in northwestern China, Eosinopteryx suggests the evolution of flight is more complex than we suspected. » 1/27/13 2:00pm 1/27/13 2:00pm

Newly discovered mega-tooth could belong to one of the biggest…

A tooth recently discovered in Argentina is an incredible 75 millimeters, or nearly 3 inches long. What's more, the tooth belonged to a member of the titanosaurs, a group of gigantic sauropods similar to brachiosaurus and apatosaurus. And it might just be the biggest of the bunch. » 12/31/12 3:00pm 12/31/12 3:00pm

Just try to get through this video on the evolution of the Jurassic Park

Some special effects are so amazing that even watching them come together inspires awe and wonder. This video, narrated by Stan Winston Studios visual effects supervisor John Rosengrant, highlights just how amazing the Jurassic Park raptor effects were. It takes us from the sculpture of a man inside a raptor suit… » 10/20/12 3:00pm 10/20/12 3:00pm

Crowdfund Space Elevator Research and a mockumentary about America's…

The adventures of America's dinosaur soldier will be revealed at last if the short film's Kickstarter campaign receives its full funding. A steampunk alphabet book also promises to plant an early love of alternate history, and a new RPG from Monte Cook will inspire dreams of science blended with fantasy. But if you're… » 9/02/12 2:00pm 9/02/12 2:00pm

Was the disappearance of the dinosaurs actually two separate extinction…

We have some perfectly good explanations for why the dinosaurs suddenly vanished 65 million years ago, and indeed that's kind of the problem — there are too many explanations for the dinosaur extinction, assuming there was only one extinction event. » 8/05/12 12:00pm 8/05/12 12:00pm

A Curious Photo of a Dinosaur being Airlifted over Boston

This odd sight graced the skies of Boston in 1984 as a helicopter delivered a model dinosaur to the city's Museum of Science. But in a still photo, we can almost imagine that it's headed toward the zoo instead. » 7/29/12 10:00am 7/29/12 10:00am

This tiny dinosaur had the craziest set of teeth ever

The plant-eating dinosaur Fruitadens wouldn't strike much fear into a poodle, let alone your average dinosaur. Less than a meter long and weighing under a kilogram, Fruitadens seems wholly unremarkable apart from its tininess. But just look inside its mouth. » 4/16/12 4:30pm 4/16/12 4:30pm

Dinosaurs were surrounded by constant fires

Dinosaurs once ruled the Earth — but now it appears they ruled in Hell. Ancient charcoal deposits suggest wildfires ran rampant throughout the Cretaceous period, meaning dinosaurs had to spend 80 million years looking out for the next inferno. » 4/10/12 5:00pm 4/10/12 5:00pm

Meet the two newest, tiniest horned dinosaurs

Two pint-sized relatives of the famous Triceratops have been discovered in Alberta, giving us our best understanding yet of how these horned dinosaurs expanded into North America. The best part? Neither was much more than a meter or so long. » 3/13/12 8:20am 3/13/12 8:20am

This giant fossil flea once feasted on dinosaurs

This fossil reveals a flea that is about twice as big as any known species alive today. It dates back about 165 million years, and its razor-sharp mouth likely evolved for one purpose: to pierce and feed on dinosaur hides. » 2/29/12 12:03pm 2/29/12 12:03pm

Robot dinosaurs are the future of paleontology

Since dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago, there's only so much we can really know about how these creatures moved and lived. But as two scientists explain to us, building robot dinosaurs could unlock the secrets hidden in fossils. » 2/21/12 2:33pm 2/21/12 2:33pm

Try as he might, there are some things T-Rex just can't do

Pity the poor Tyrannosaurus. With those teeny little arms and that great big body, T-Rex is incapable of doing things that come easily to you and me. » 2/04/12 9:00am 2/04/12 9:00am

How did a heavily-armored dinosaur end up at the bottom of the ocean?

Although a few dinosaurs were adapted to live underwater, most dinosaurs were landlubbers through and through. And perhaps no dinosaur had less business going for a swim that this fellow, the heavily-armored, 13,000-pound Ankylosaurus. » 1/30/12 9:35am 1/30/12 9:35am