Stories tagged: dinosaurs
Thu., May 18, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
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 …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
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 …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
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.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 4:59 p.m.
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 …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 7 p.m.
‘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.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 10:18 a.m.
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 …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
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.
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
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 …
Fri., June 12, 2015
‘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 …
Fri., Sept. 26, 2014
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 …
Fri., July 4, 2014
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.
Mon., July 29, 2013
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 …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012, 3:49 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012
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 …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012, 11:10 a.m.
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 …
Tue., May 8, 2012
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 …
Wed., April 25, 2012
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 …
Thu., April 1, 2010
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 …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2010
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 …
Tue., June 2, 2009
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 …
Tue., June 2, 2009
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 …
Mon., June 1, 2009, 3:41 p.m.
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 …
Fri., May 1, 2009, 1 a.m.
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, …