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Ask Dr. Universe: Did dinosaurs actually roar?

Mammals such as lions and bears roar. But it’s likely that dinosaurs, which were not mammals, had other ways of communicating.


These long-necked, elephant-sized dinosaurs arose long before Brachiosaurus

There’s more than one way to supersize a dinosaur. Scientists studying the ancient bones of sauropod relatives that walked the Earth more than 200 million years ago have found that …


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 10 p.m.

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ takes $150 million chomp out of box office

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” dominated the box office this weekend, knocking Disney-Pixar’s behemoth “Incredibles 2” into second place.


Review: In ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,’ the story’s bite is shallow

With charming lead actors and a talented director, “Fallen Kingdom” squeaks by, but with its thin story, it feels less like a film that stands on its own and more …


Catastrophe that killed dinosaurs created global hothouse for 100,000 years, study says

On a very bad day 66 million years ago, a mountain-sized object from space slammed into the Earth, initiating a cascade of calamities that eradicated three-fourths of the species on …


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

‘Jurassic Park’ dinosaur expert’s next big thing: holograms

Jack Horner, who consulted with director Steven Spielberg on the “Jurassic Park” films, is developing a three-dimensional hologram exhibit that will let people feel as though they’re on an archaeological …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 10:43 a.m.

Research sheds new light on EWU professor’s Antarctic dino-discovery

You can tell a lot about a dinosaur by its ankles. For instance, ankles told Eastern Washington University paleontologist Judd Case that the dinosaur he discovered in Antarctica in 2004 …


Team of researchers thinks dinosaurs were minutes away from surviving extinction

From our standpoint 66 million years later, it’s easy to assume the demise of the dinosaurs was an inevitability. But an international team of researchers is making a radical argument …


The oldest known relative of dinosaurs was unusual, experts say

The 245-million-year-old fossils were some of the strangest ones Sterling Nesbitt had ever seen. Their bodies looked like crocodiles – stout and muscular, with four sturdy legs. But their necks …


New view of dinosaurs could radically reshape their family tree

The dinosaur family tree may need to be radically rewritten – and even uprooted and replanted elsewhere, a new analysis of about 75 different species shows.


How long did it take for life to rebound after the death of the dinosaurs?

It doesn’t take a very long time to irreversibly change the planet. In just a few dozen millennia – a geologic blink of an eye – three quarters of Earth’s …


‘Jurassic Park’ paleontologist retiring from museum he built

Jack Horner, who inspired Dr. Alan Grant in “Jurassic Park,” set to retire from the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.


Scientists discover skull and neck fossils of titanosaur

Perhaps the most complete skull and neck fossil of a titanosaur – the family of long-necked, long-tailed dinosaurs that were the largest creatures ever to walk on Earth – has …


Dinosaurs were declining long before asteroid hit, study indicates

Dinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study says.


Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs had help from volcanoes, study says

Scientists have long blamed a single culprit in the sudden and violent mass extinction that took out the dinosaurs: an asteroid that came screaming out of the skies some 66 …


‘World’ of roar-craft

Steven Spielberg had the advantage of dazzling new computer technology to make his 1993 release, “Jurassic Park,” a cinematic joyride. The creation of the dinosaurs onscreen was almost as amazing …


T. rex makes return visit

Important facts we know thanks in part to Sue, the Tyrannosaurus rex who might have been a girl: • T. rex grew fast and died young, gaining about 8 pounds …


Event lets kids visit prehistoric petting zoo

This exhibit is the kind you can touch, if you dare. “Discover the Dinosaurs” is a two-day traveling attraction that puts about 40 dinosaur replicas on display.


Rock Doc: Fossil find may help solve big riddle

How dinosaurs grew to be as large as they did has always been a bit of a mystery. Now a new fossil discovery in Yunnan province in China is shedding …


Dinosaur skull seized from Wyoming home

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal Homeland Security Department official says a dinosaur skull seized from a Wyoming home is related to an investigation into fossil smuggling from Mongolia. Louis …


Rock Doc: A truly ugly discovery

Science often advances by fits and starts. And sometimes new discoveries lurk in dusty old drawers of samples. Such was the case at Harvard University where for about 50 years …


Study contends Grand Canyon as old as dinosaur era

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The awe-inspiring Grand Canyon was probably carved about 70 million years ago, much earlier than thought, a provocative new study suggests — so early that dinosaurs …


Eye-catching skull replica up for sale

If you’re looking for an unusual centerpiece, and don’t mind staring into a 4-foot maw lined with 58 massive teeth – well, then, the Silver Pine Mercantile in Wallace may …


Dinosaur discoveries are rooted in patience

If you think science is glamorous, walk a mile in Cynthia Faux’s shoes – watching dead birds soak and beef tendons tighten. If you have any doubt that science is …


Three years later, ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ returns

The dinosaurs last walked the earth – that is, the Spokane Arena floor – back in the misty dawn of July 2007. They sold out every performance. Now, the big …


Dinosaur research finds first color clue

WASHINGTON – Scientists have for the first time confirmed color in a dinosaur. Don’t think purple Barney, but reddish-orange Conan O’Brien. The first solid proof of pigmentation has been spotted …


Wyoming, Scotland dinosaur tracks alike

LARAMIE, Wyo. – It’s a Jurassic curiosity: As far as anyone can tell, the fossilized, three-toed dinosaur tracks in north-central Wyoming and on Scotland’s coast are indistinguishable. Even after painstaking …


Fossil hunter gets jail for theft

BILLINGS – Amateur paleontologist Nathan Murphy, whose discovery of the world’s best-preserved dinosaur made him a leading name in the for-profit fossil industry, will serve 60 days in jail for …


Paleontologist gets 60 days for stealing bones

BILLINGS — Amateur paleontologist Nathan Murphy, whose discovery of the world’s best-preserved dinosaur made him a leading name in the for-profit fossil industry, will serve 60 days in jail for …


On the Dinosaur Trail

An hour northwest of Great Falls, Mont., rests one of the most important discoveries in paleontology. It was 1978 and Marion Brandvold was walking through the rolling hills of Bynum, …