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July 9, 2015
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Yale’s legacy in ‘Jurassic World’

On a summer evening in 1993, Professor John Ostrom, a paleontologist at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, had a chance to see one of his discoveries spring to life. “Jurassic Park,” Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Michael Crichton’s … Continue reading

October 6, 2014
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Massive hunter prowled water’s edge

UChicago collaboration unveils African dinosaur Spinosaurus, 9 feet longer than T. rex Scientists have unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. New fossils of the massive Cretaceous-era predator reveal it adapted to life in the … Continue reading

September 23, 2014
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Thick-skinned dinosaur gets the last laugh

In life, Tyrannosaurus rex usually got the best of the less fearsome duck-billed dinosaurs, or hadrosaurs: T. rex ate them. But in death, the plant-eating hadrosaurs have proved more resilient than their carnivorous predators — and apparently all other dinosaurs … Continue reading

November 24, 2013
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Colossal New Predatory Dino Terrorized Early Tyrannosaurs

A new species of carnivorous dinosaur – one of the three largest ever discovered in North America – lived alongside and competed with small-bodied tyrannosaurs 98 million years ago. This newly discovered species, Siats meekerorum, (pronounced see-atch) was the apex … Continue reading

December 27, 2012
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Piranha Kin Wielded Dental Weaponry Even T. Rex Would Have Admired

Taking into consideration its size, an ancient relative of piranhas weighing about 20 pounds delivered a bite with a force more fierce than prehistoric whale-eating sharks, the four-ton ocean-dwelling Dunkleosteus terrelli and – even – Tyrannosaurus rex. Besides the force … Continue reading

October 26, 2012
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Analysis of Dinosaur Bone Cells Confirms Ancient Protein Preservation

A team of researchers from North Carolina State University and the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) has found more evidence for the preservation of ancient dinosaur proteins, including reactivity to antibodies that target specific proteins normally found in bone cells … Continue reading