Pygmy Tyrannosaurs once ruled the Arctic reaches of Alaska

Meet Nanuqsaurus hoglundi. Based on its 25-inch-long skull, its body was probably half the length of a Tyrannosaurus Rex's, but this petit tyrannosaurid was an apex predator of the Arctic. » 3/12/14 4:00pm 3/12/14 4:00pm

This stuffed dinosaur may be the first toy made in space

Astronaut Karen Nyberg's son is getting a special gift when she gets home from her latest mission: a toy Tyrannosaurus she made from scraps while aboard the International Space Station. » 9/28/13 5:00pm 9/28/13 5:00pm

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

How to eat a Triceratops in four easy steps

It was probably the most fearsome battle to ever take place in the animal kingdom: The super-apex predator Tyrannosaurus versus the heavily armored Triceratops. Based on the fossil records, paleontologists have known for quite some time that the two Cretaceous-era dinosaurs often went head-to-head. But given the… » 10/25/12 8:00am 10/25/12 8:00am

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

This T-Rex skeleton costume is absolutely insane

Holy hell, is Jamie Price's massive tyrannosaurus rex skeleton costume the ultimate in dinosaur cosplay. As you can see in the video above, the skeleton is a giant puppet that the user operates. » 2/24/12 12:50pm 2/24/12 12:50pm

Dinosaurs moved fast because of their giant, powerful butts

Dinosaurs ruled Earth for 160 million years, but they didn't get that way by running everywhere. What little we can tell about dinosaur anatomy suggests they could barely run at all. But they could power walk...thanks to their muscular rumps. » 11/13/11 12:30pm 11/13/11 12:30pm

Tyrannosaurus rex was much, much bigger than we thought

An international team of researchers has used three-dimensional laser scans to determine that Tyrannosaurus rex were likely 30% more massive that we once thought — and a whole lot hungrier. Be honest, now...how many of you woke up this morning thinking you'd hear the words "three-dimensional laser" and "Tyrannosaurus… » 10/13/11 3:15pm 10/13/11 3:15pm

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

Carnotaurus had the most ridiculously weak dinosaur arms ever

The image of the hulking T. rex and its comically undersized arms is deeply ingrained in pop culture, but it isn't really fair. They were muscular little appendages well-suited to their evolutionary purpose. The wimpy-armed Carnotaurus is another story entirely. » 9/25/11 11:30am 9/25/11 11:30am

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

A Batman Tyrannosaurus Rex stalks the streets of Pittsburgh

Given that all things Dark Knight Rises have momentarily taken over the Pittsburgh news cycle, it should be unsurprising that pranksters at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (near the film's shooting) bestowed the cowl upon their campus' Tyrannosaurus Rex statue. And here I thought that dinosaur trophy in the Batcave » 8/10/11 8:45am 8/10/11 8:45am

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 great-grandfather of the vicious T. Rex weighed only 10 pounds

About 230 million years ago, a tiny meat-eating dinosaur roamed South America looking for prey. It measured just four feet from long from head to tail, but it was the ancestor of all meat-eating dinosaurs, including the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex. » 1/13/11 3:53pm 1/13/11 3:53pm

Tyrannosaurus Rex was a cannibal, say paleontologists

After analyzing marks and gouges on Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils, paleontologists have concluded that T. Rexes ate other T. Rexes. This cannibalism was likely the result of scavenging rather than active hunting, but researchers aren't 100% positive. » 10/16/10 7:00am 10/16/10 7:00am

Meet T-Rex's Diminutive Ancestor

In the days before Tyrannosaurus Rex roamed the Earth, prehistoric animals lived in fear of its ancestor, the Raptorex. But this petit progenitor of the Tyrannosauri would have been a mere mouthful for the mighty T-Rex. » 9/17/09 12:20pm 9/17/09 12:20pm