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Hunting Our History

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Fossil dinosaurs, animals and plants being found in southern Utah that are distinct from those found farther north in rocks of the same age are telling a new story about the end of the age of dinosaurs in Utah. That is the topic for “Dino Hunters” – a feature article in the current issue of National Geographic Magazine.

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A 'Chicken from Hell' Dinosaur

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Scientists from Carnegie and Smithsonian museums and the University of Utah today unveiled the discovery, naming and description of a sharp-clawed, 500-pound, bird-like dinosaur that roamed the Dakotas with T. rex 66 million years ago and looked like an 11 ½-foot-long “chicken from hell.”

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Pigment or Bacteria? Researchers Re-Examine the Idea of ‘Color’ in Fossil Feathers

Paleontologists studying fossilized feathers propose that the shapes of certain microscopic structures inside the feathers can tell us the color of ancient birds. But new research shows that it is not yet possible to tell if these structures are what they seem.

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Texas Tech Paleontologists Discover New Triassic Swamp Monster

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After careful research, a Texas Tech paleontologist says he and others have discovered a new species of the Triassic-age monster in the wilds of West Texas.

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Iron Preserves, Hides Ancient Tissues in Fossilized Remains

Iron may play a role in preserving ancient tissues within dinosaur fossils, but also may hide them from detection. This finding could open the door to the recovery of more ancient tissues from within fossils.

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Colossal New Predatory Dino Terrorized Early Tyrannosaurs

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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. Siats meekerorum, (pronounced see-atch) was the apex predator of its time.

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Newly Discovered Predatory Dinosaur “King of Gore” Reveals the Origins of T. rex

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A newly discovered dinosaur, belonging to the same evolutionary branch as the famous Tyrannosaurus rex, was announced today in the open-access scientific journal PLoS ONE and unveiled on exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

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Bees Underwent Massive Extinction When Dinosaurs Did

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For the first time ever, scientists have documented a widespread extinction of bees that occurred 65 million years ago, concurrent with the massive event that wiped out land dinosaurs and many flowering plants. Their findings, published this week in the journal PLOS ONE, could shed light on the current decline in bee species.

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How Birds Got Their Wings

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Fossil data show scaling of limbs altered as birds originated from dinosaurs

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New Evidence for Warm-Blooded Dinosaurs

University of Adelaide research has shown new evidence that dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds and mammals, not cold-blooded like reptiles as commonly believed.

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