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A Comprehensive Guide to Dinosaur Feathers and Scales

When I was a child, no dinosaur had feathers. Nowadays it seems like they're putting feathers on everything. And while feathered dinosaurs can certainly be cool . . . where did this all come from? Which dinosaurs had feathers, and which ones can I still imagine as scaly reptilian monsters? » 7/11/14 2:44pm 7/11/14 2:44pm

Just try to get through this video on the evolution of the Jurassic Park raptor suit without grinning like a dino-loving idiot

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

Age your booze for 75 million years in this Velociraptor claw flask

Perfect for hiding your whisky on a paleontology dig or if you just like reciting lines from Jurassic Park while tailgating, this porcelain flask is shaped like a single Velociraptor claw. Just remember to cork it before pretending to slice your friends' bellies open, or risk spilling booze instead of blood. » 6/16/12 3:30pm 6/16/12 3:30pm

What did Velociraptor have for dinner? Raptor skeleton discovered with bones in its gut

If you lie awake at night wondering Velociraptor's favorite food was (and whether it tastes much like human flesh), you're in luck. For the first time, a Velociraptor skeleton has been observed with its last supper still filling its guts, and this little guy feasted on long-dead pterosaur. » 3/04/12 9:30am 3/04/12 9:30am

Recently discovered species of raptor validates the fears of anyone who ever watched Jurassic Park

One of the most recognizable characteristics of raptor dinosaurs — the clever, pack-hunting carnivores immortalized in the Jurassic Park movie series — is the enormous, scythe-like talon located on the second digit of each of their feet. But the true function of this intimidating anatomical feature has puzzled… » 9/19/11 5:00pm 9/19/11 5:00pm