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Explorers in Antarctica found the largest soft-shelled egg ever seen. It may have come from an ancient reptile that preyed on sharks.

Earlier this month, paleontologists announced the discovery of the largest soft-shelled egg ever found. The researchers think the football-sized specimen, which was discovered in Antarctica, came from a giant, swimming reptile. But other scientists think the giant egg could have been laid by an early dinosaur. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Explorers in Antarctica found the largest soft-shelled egg ever seen. It may have come from an ancient reptile that preyed on sharks.
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Early dinosaurs laid leathery, soft-shelled eggs, new research shows — shattering our understanding of dinosaur evolution

Scientists discovered fossilized eggs from two different dinosaur species in the Gobi Desert. Unlike previously discovered dinosaurs eggs, these eggs had soft-shells, like turtle eggs. New research posits that the earliest dinosaurs laid soft-shelled eggs, not hard-shelled ones. Another new study reveals the largest soft-shelled egg ever discovered in the […]
Early dinosaurs laid leathery, soft-shelled eggs, new research shows — shattering our understanding of dinosaur evolution
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The ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise got many dinosaurs wrong. The venomous Dilophosaurus was actually 20 feet long and poison-free.

Paleontologists have uncovered countless dinosaur fossils since the original “Jurassic Park” movie came out in 1993. The discoveries have changed their understanding of how dinosaurs looked, sounded, and acted. Most of the creatures we see on screen throughout the franchise are not scientifically accurate. New research shows that dilophosaurus – […]
The ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise got many dinosaurs wrong. The venomous Dilophosaurus was actually 20 feet long and poison-free.
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The iconic velociraptor scene in ‘Jurassic Park’ would have been different — and unscientific — if Spielberg had gotten his way, the film’s science advisor says

In an iconic scene in the Hollywood blockbuster “Jurassic Park,” velociraptors hunt down two children in a kitchen. One raptor fogs up the glass on the kitchen door as it eyes its prey – a sign that these dinosaurs were warm-blooded, not cold-blooded. According to the film’s science adviser, the […]
The iconic velociraptor scene in ‘Jurassic Park’ would have been different — and unscientific — if Spielberg had gotten his way, the film’s science advisor says
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Anthropologists have found the oldest skull of one of our earliest human ancestors. The 3.8 million-year-old fossil changes our understanding of human history.

Anthropologists have found very few fossils of the Australopithecus anamensis species – a hominin ancestor that lived in Africa between 4 million and 2 million years ago. Now researchers have discovered that an Australopithecus anamensis skull found in 2016 is 3.8 million years old, making it the oldest Australopithecus skull […]
Anthropologists have found the oldest skull of one of our earliest human ancestors. The 3.8 million-year-old fossil changes our understanding of human history.
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Paleontologists have discovered the world’s biggest and longest-lived T. rex. It weighed almost 20,000 pounds.

Paleontologists have discovered the heaviest and longest-lived T. rex ever seen in the fossil record. A new study catalogues the specimen’s discovery in Saskatchewan, Canada. Nicknamed “Scotty,” this rex weighed close to 20,000 pounds. Scotty’s battle-scarred skeleton suggests that the predator incurred a lot of injuries during its life, including […]
Paleontologists have discovered the world’s biggest and longest-lived T. rex. It weighed almost 20,000 pounds.
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The real T. rex looked nothing like the monster in ‘Jurassic Park.’ These 13 discoveries have upended our picture of the ‘king of the dinosaurs.’

Tyrannosaurus rex has captivated the public imagination since the “king of the dinosaurs” ate its way onto the scene in “Jurassic Park.” But when Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster was being made, paleontologists didn’t really know much about T. rex – only seven or eight skeletons existed in the fossil record. […]
The real T. rex looked nothing like the monster in ‘Jurassic Park.’ These 13 discoveries have upended our picture of the ‘king of the dinosaurs.’
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A 240-million-year-old fossil is now the oldest known ancestor of snakes and lizards — and experts are calling it a ‘Rosetta Stone’ of evolution

Scientists have determined that a lizard fossil discovered in 2003 is 240 million years old – making it the earliest known lizard fossil ever discovered. Researchers also determined that the creature is the world’s earliest known ancestor of snakes and lizards. The fossil’s age means that lizards coexisted with dinosaurs […]
A 240-million-year-old fossil is now the oldest known ancestor of snakes and lizards  —  and experts are calling it a ‘Rosetta Stone’ of evolution
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The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs triggered a natural disaster that scientists hadn’t realised, according to new clues from the ocean floor

Scientists have long known that an asteroid slammed in Earth and created the Chicxulub Crater, which contributed to the dinosaurs’ extinction 66 million years ago. Scientists have struggled to determine whether the volcanic activity or the global cooling that resulted from the asteroid impact were more responsible for the extinction […]
The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs triggered a natural disaster that scientists hadn’t realised, according to new clues from the ocean floor
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A 99-million-year-old fossil shows even dinosaurs got bitten by ticks

A new study of a fossil from Burma reveals a tick grasping a dinosaur feather, providing our first evidence that ticks preyed on dinosaurs. Scientists also found a new species of tick –Deinocroton draculi, or “Dracula’s terrible tick” – that fed on dinosaur blood. Unfortunately, the “Jurassic Park”-style extraction of […]
A 99-million-year-old fossil shows even dinosaurs got bitten by ticks
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