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‘Bizarre’ dinosaur Spinosaurus behaved like a giant, flightless stork, study says

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Paleontologists have long been puzzled about how the Spinosaurus -- a giant dinosaur and aquatic predator -- would have behaved. Now, they believe it would have been less like an otter, and more like a huge, flightl...

‘Blood amber:’ A portal into dinosaur times but an ethical minefield for paleontologists

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When it comes to dinosaurs, many of us think of towering skeletons dominating the atriums of the world's great natural history museums. But it's the tiniest fossils that have transformed paleontology over the past ...

‘Horned crocodile-faced hell heron’ is one of two new Isle of Wight dinosaur discoveries

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While the Isle of Wight may be better suited for tourists these days, it was once "Dinosaur Island." Its fossil discoveries on the island off the south coast of England has led it to be known as the UK's dinosaur c...

125 million-year-old dinosaur found buried by a volcanic eruption in China

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Archeologists in China have discovered two perfectly preserved fossils of a new 125 million-year-old dinosaur species. The new species of burrowing dinosaur was discovered in the Lujiatun Beds, the oldest layers of ...

A 12-year-old found a 69 million-year-old dinosaur fossil while hiking with his dad

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Nathan Hrushkin has wanted to be a paleontologist for as long as he can remember, and the 12-year-old has already made a significant discovery. He found a partially unearthed dinosaur fossil while hiking with his da...

A new dinosaur species was discovered decades after its bones were excavated

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A species of dinosaur has been discovered decades after its bones were unearthed, according to a new study. Scientists have named the ancient reptile Brighstoneus simmondsi, believed to be from the Lower Cretaceous ...

A newly discovered dinosaur with shark-like teeth was the T. rex of its day

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of predatory ...

Dinky dinosaur was the smallest of its kind when it roamed Wales 200 million years ago

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. A dinky dinosaur around the size of a chicken is the oldest of its ki...

Dinosaur fossil from a supposed huge carnivore actually belongs to something else

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A dinosaur fossil footprint found about 50 years ago is from a plant-eating dinosaur -- not a huge meat-eating dinosaur as previously thought, according to a new study. The footprint, which dates back to the Triass...

Dinosaur fossils could belong to the world’s largest ever creature

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Experts have uncovered the remains of a gigantic dinosaur in Argentina, and believe it could be one of the largest creatures to have ever walked the Earth. Paleontologists discovered the fossilized remains of a 98 ...

Dinosaur sported impressive mane and had ribbons protruding from its shoulders

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A newly identified dinosaur was about the size of a chicken, sported an impressive mane and had stiff, ribbon-like structures protruding from its shoulders. The unusual fossil was found in Brazil and is the first of...

Fossilized skull reveals how crested dinosaur got its fancy headgear

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First discovered in 1922 and best known for its distinctive crest, Parasaurolophus is one of the most recognizable dinosaurs -- a staple of childhood books and a background player in the Jurassic Park movie franchis...

Hard-hitting news is extinct: CNN reports on dinosaur ‘foreplay,’ nearly six years after Forbes

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In a piece titled "The mysterious sex lives of dinosaurs," CNN senior producer Katie Hunt tackled the burning question of "how" dinosaurs reproduced and how it has been difficult to answer since "no fossil has reveal...

How a toothless, parrot-like dinosaur thrived 69 million years ago

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A toothless, two-fingered dinosaur was able to thrive more than 68 million years ago due to the parrot-like species' remarkable ability to adapt, scientists have discovered. Multiple skeletons of the Oksoko avarsan,...

Hungry teenage tyrants help explain puzzling fact about dinosaur diversity

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Teen dinosaurs, specifically the offspring of enormous meat-eating species like Tyrannosaurus rex, would have been everywhere 100 million years ago. Their voracious and changing appetites would have deeply affected...

Massachusetts might soon have an official state dinosaur. A bunch of other states already do

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We've all heard of state flowers and state birds, but Massachusetts is stepping it up by proposing a state dinosaur. There's already a state fossil (surprisingly enough, dinosaur tracks), but now state Rep. Jack Pat...

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