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Mary Anning: Influential Paleontologist Honored with Google Doodle Mary Anning: Influential Paleontologist Honored with Google Doodle

When it comes to paleontology, Mary Anning’s findings provide a bedrock. The British fossil collector and dealer, born in 1799, is said to have helped spark fundamental shifts in scientific thinking when it comes to prehistoric life. And today, Google …

New Dinosaur Discovery: They Lived Longer And Larger

Time to update the history book’s Jurassic Chapter! On the heels of hell-chicken, come two dinosaur updates – this time from Argentina. New evidence is showing that the largest known pre-Cretaceous creature may have some competition – and that some …

Global Warming Causes Shrinking Mammals, Enlarged Reptiles

Phys.org noted a study published earlier this week by a University of Michigan paleontologist and his research team. They claim to have discovered a process of mammalian “dwarfing” that occurred during multiple climate warming events between 50 and 53 million …

La Brea Tar Pits Celebrates 100 Years of Discovery
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The animals paid with their lives, but visitors to the La Brea Tar Pits got in free today to celebrate the 100th anniversary of excavations on the site. The unassuming museum complex on Wilshire Boulevard is considered the only urban-located, …

Fossilized Mosquito Found; Sadly Lacks Dino Blood

Smithsonian Magazine just put out a blog that chronicles the strange journey of a fossilized mosquito with ancient blood still contained in its stomach, reminiscent of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jurassic Park. The ancient mosquito was unearthed in Montana’s Glacier National …

Dinosaur Tail Fossil Found In Alberta

The fossil of a dinosaur tail was recently unearthed in Alberta, Canada. This news should excite paleontologists and dinosaur enthusiasts everywhere, since news like this has not been made aware to the public for quite some time. It is always …

Dinosaur Prints at NASA From a “Large, Armored Dinosaur”
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NASA this week revealed that a dinosaur footprint has been found at the Goddard Space Flight Center campus in Maryland. Ray Stanford, a well-known amateur dinosaur footprint-hunter in the Maryland area found the footprint and reported it to Goddard’s facility …