Concept Art Writing Prompt: Zombie Dinosaur!

This week's writing prompt is simple: write about a zombie dinosaur or dinosaurs. Is it a prehistoric apocalypse? A new Jurassic Park gone wrong? You decide. » 5/01/14 5:00pm 5/01/14 5:00pm

Ask A Paleontologist All Your Questions About Dinosaurs!

Matthew Carrano, curator for the Dinosauria exhibit at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, is here to answer all our questions about dinosaurs! » 4/25/14 8:20am 4/25/14 8:20am

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

Poseidon Rex Trailer Asks: What If A T-Rex Could Swim?

Here is the premise of this film: A bunch of boat buffoons and Leo from Charmed discover a Poseidon T-Rex that is protecting her underwater eggs, plus Spanish Gold. Because as you know, there's only one thing Tyrannosaurus loves more than their eggs, it's gold. Watch the trailer for Poseidon Rex right now. » 4/08/14 1:15pm 4/08/14 1:15pm

'Amazing T-Rex Illusion' Lives Up to Every One of Its Promises

Still looking for that perfect last-minute Christmas gift? Boy, have I got something amazing to show you. You won't believe your eyes. » 12/24/13 5:42pm 12/24/13 5:42pm

Finally: Actual physical evidence that T-rex was a predator

It looks like the most badass predator to have ever roamed the Earth, but paleontologists have struggled to prove that Tyrannosaurus rex actually hunted its prey, leading some to believe that it was a scavenger. Now, the discovery of a T-rex tooth embedded in the tail of a hadrosaur offers the first direct evidence. » 7/16/13 8:00am 7/16/13 8:00am

At last, a dating simulation that lets you go on a date with a T-Rex

If you're weary of the same manga pretty boys and girls who inhabit most dating simulation games, then take a toothy stab at Jurassic Heart. This brief dating sim lets you go on a date with a truly unusual beau: a ukelele-loving Tyrannosaurus Rex. » 4/14/13 9:00am 4/14/13 9:00am

Even the great ones will meet their demise

Even with a few goofy feathers sticking out of its back, T. rex was the greatest predator of the late Cretaceous period. It may have had the cunning of a raven, combined with the mass of a truck. Still, this formidable creature cried just like a sparrow sometimes. And it could do nothing to prevent its species' doom. » 4/03/13 5:00pm 4/03/13 5:00pm

Make a pair of dinosaur-heeled shoes of your very own

When we saw an amazing pair of high-heeled shoes propped up by neon green T-Rexes, we wanted a pair in every dinosaur. Sadly, we couldn't figure out the origin of those theropod shoes, but Instructables user mikeasaurus comes to the rescue with a guide on how to convert ordinary pumps into custom dinosaur heels. » 11/04/12 8:30am 11/04/12 8:30am

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

First clip of Pixar's new Toy Story short pushes Rex towards a bath…

The Toy Story characters are back, and more adorable than ever. In the first-ever clip from "Partysaurus Rex," Rex uses his tiny little arms to keep the raver bath-tub bobbles floating. Looks like Rex is staring down the drain of a serious bath salts (or bubbles) addiction. The first taste is always free! The full… » 8/17/12 8:35am 8/17/12 8:35am

Nebraska man legally changes name to Tyrannosaurus Rex, is instantly…

He used to go by Tyler Gold, but a 23-year-old Nebraska man shall henceforth be known by his official title of Tyrannosaurs Rex Joseph Gold. According to Nebraska's York News-Times: » 5/09/12 10:38am 5/09/12 10:38am

T-Rex faces off against its greatest hypothetical foe: the 48-foot…

Somehow, the Smithsonian Channel has beaten Syfy at its own monster fighting game. They've pit the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex against the gigantic snake Titanoboa in a prehistoric grudge match, animated the possible outcomes for each carnivorous side. » 4/01/12 9:30am 4/01/12 9:30am

T. Rex's bite was the most powerful the world has ever known

Last year, we learned that Tyrannosaurus rex was up to 30% bigger than we once thought. Now, new evidence suggests we may have vastly underestimated its jaw strength, as well. » 2/29/12 8:30am 2/29/12 8:30am

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

The Most Well-Preserved Dinosaur Skeleton Ever Found in Europe

Researchers say this specimen is about as close to perfect as fossils come. Unveiled yesterday by scientists from the Bavarian paleontological and ecological collections (BSPF) in Munich, Germany, the unnamed dinosaur is believed to be 98% complete, and even includes bits of preserved skin. » 10/13/11 12:06pm 10/13/11 12:06pm

Whatever happened to the world's first T. rex skeleton?

In 1902, the first T-rex skeleton was exhumed on a dig led by Barnum Brown, an eccentric — albeit brilliant — scientist who also sat as the senior paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History. » 9/14/11 3:42pm 9/14/11 3:42pm

Was Tyrannosaurus Rex a fearsome predator or just another scavenger?

When we think of T. Rex, we imagine the most frightening predator that ever walked the Earth, stalking through the Cretaceous in search of unsuspecting herds of plant-eating dinosaurs. But the real story might not be quite as scary...or flattering. » 2/22/11 6:58pm 2/22/11 6:58pm

The most terrifying meat-eating dinosaurs suddenly went vegetarian

The theropod dinosaurs, like Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor, were some of the most fearsome carnivores ever. Yet most of these perfect hunters abandoned live prey in favor of a more peaceful, vegetarian existence...which started their evolution into birds. » 12/20/10 12:52pm 12/20/10 12:52pm