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‘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 ...

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 ...

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...

Teacher’s decades-old find on a Northern Ireland beach turns out to be the island’s first-ever dinosaur discovery

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You never know what you might find while walking along the beach. People often come across coins, shells and trash, but a teacher in Northern Ireland made a discovery that will go down in history. In the 1980s, the...

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 ...

‘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...

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,...

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 ...

Patagonian fossils show Jurassic dinosaur had the herd mentality

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A vast trove of fossils unearthed in Argentina's southern Patagonia region is offering the oldest-known evidence that some dinosaurs thrived in a complex and well-organized herd structure, with adults caring for the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Scientists confirm discovery of Australia’s largest dinosaur, two stories tall and a basketball court long

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A new species of dinosaur discovered in Australia has been confirmed as the largest ever found in the country, and one of the biggest in the world. The fossilized skeleton, nicknamed "Cooper," was found in southwest...

Researchers discover a dinosaur preserved sitting on a nest of eggs with fossilized embryos, a first

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Scientists are celebrating the first discovery of a dinosaur preserved while sitting on a nest of eggs with fossilized embryos, including at least three that were visible. The oviraptorosaur fossil was uncovered fro...

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...

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