Rare Dinosaur Discovered in Canada’s Oil Sands

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The 110-million-year-old dinosaur fossil found in Canada’s oil sands.

The Canadian oil sands, a vast expanse of tar and sand being mined for crude oil, yielded treasure of another kind this week when an oil company worker unearthed a 110-million-year-old dinosaur fossil that wasn’t supposed to be there.

 

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Bird-Like Dinosaur With Four Wings Found In China

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Chinese researchers have unearthed the fossil of a bird-like dinosaur with four wings in northeastern China, which they suggest is a missing link in dinosaurs’ evolution into birds.   In a paper in the journal Nature, they said they found the well-preserved fossil of the “Anchiornis huxleyi,” which roamed the earth some 160 million years ago, in a geological formation in China’s northeastern Liaoning province.

 

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Dinosaur Extinction Occured 300,000 Years After Asteroid Impact

Dinosaur Extinction Occured 300,000 Years After Asteroid Impact

A giant asteroid hit the Earth around 65million years ago, but experts dispute the impact it had. 

Molten droplets from the ancient asteroid impact were found just below the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary – a geological layer of sediment linked with the extinction.
 

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Freaky Fossils From Extinct Animals

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Behold the 11-foot-long armor-plated shark-eating Dunkleosteus.

More and more of the mysteries of this planet are unravelling. An amazing collection of strange animal fossils has been discovered.

More than 99 percent of all species that have lived on Earth are now extinct. Sometimes extinctions actually accelerate the evolution of life on Earth. As some forms of life weaken and die off, they create opportunity for other species to grow and flourish. Take a look at these creatures and imagine what life would be like if they had survived!

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Predator X: The Fiercest Dinosaur Yet

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If you think that Tyrannosaurus rex was the fiercest dinosaur ever, think again: a team of paleontologists from the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo and other universities found a 50-foot marine reptile dubbed “Predator X” that made T. rex looked like a puppy:

The 147-million-year old monster was 15 metres long, had 30-centimetre-long teeth and had a bite pressure 10 times greater than any animal alive today, said Jørn Hurum, who led the team that uncovered the fossil.

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A UAV Designed With Pterosaur Characteristics

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Most of you would remember the unsightly flying creatures with scary teeth in the final sequel of Jurassic Park. Named the Pterodactyl, this pterosaur (first invertebrate with flying capabilities) has inspired a Paleontologist, an engineer and two students to design an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with similar traits.

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Dinosaur Invades New York City

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 Regis is indeed quite the dinosaur

Dinosaurs once again roam the earth in an extraordinary new theatrical production, Walking With Dinosaurs – The Live Experience, which is based on the Emmy Award® winning BBC Series and is currently on a 2 year arena tour of North America. Staged by Broadway director Scott Faris with beyond cinematic realism, Walking With Dinosaurs shows how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.

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