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Ask Dr. Universe: How many bones did dinosaurs have?

“There might be a different number of bones even between a T-rex, stegosaurus, triceratops,” said Cynthia Faux, veterinarian at Washington State University. “It may have depended on their species.”


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 …


Rare dinosaur discovery in Egypt could signal more finds

A skeleton has been unearthed in Egypt’s Western Desert, where ancient sands have long helped preserve remains, but unlike most finds this one isn’t a mummy – it’s a dinosaur.


As visitors watch, Burke Museum preps its T. rex exhibit

Washington’s oldest museum is preparing its 66.3 million year-old dinosaur fossil as visitors watch.


Museum finds gold in the oldest bones

The San Diego Natural History Museum fills its display cases as well as its coffers, thanks to the fossils they find at construction sites and the money they raise consulting …


While herding sheep, Australian man discovers bones of a giant dinosaur. Meet Wade.

In 2005, David Elliott was guiding his mob of sheep through central Queensland, Australia, when two fossilized bone fragments poking out of the soil caught his eye. Elliott returned to …


‘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.


The Rock Doc: New hypothesis about fossils a healthy sign

There’s a new debate in paleontology, one that took me by surprise but that shows nicely how some science works. There’s a particular type of ancient fossil called the “Ediacara …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Is That Kennewick Man Or Kennewick Men? Bone Belonging To Another Human Found During Repackaging Of Ancient Skeleton

Scientists repackaging the ancient bones of Kennewick Man found one that apparently belonged to someone else, raising concerns that the bones’ scientific integrity could be compromised. Curators cataloging the 9,200-year-old …


Nest Of Dinosaur Eggs Discovered

A nest of at least 10 dinosaur eggs, the largest yet found in Canada, has been discovered in southern Alberta. The eggs, likely those of either a duck-billed Hadrosaur or …


Two Boys May Have Discovered Best Ancient Deer Skeleton Yet

Two boys who uncovered bones along the Columbia River may have discovered the most complete ancient deer skeleton in existence, a Richland anthropologist says. The bones could be the best …


New Story Of Humans Emerges From Old Cave Fossils In Spain May Represent New Species Of Proto-Humans

A startlingly humanlike cache of fossils from a Spanish cave is rewriting the early history of Europe. The fossils represent a new species of proto-humans that push back the occupation …


Fossil May Link Birds, Dinosaurs Paleontologists Hail Discovery Of Remains

Fossil remains discovered in Argentina appear to be from a long-sought “missing link” supporting the theory that birds descended from dinosaurs, scientists announced Tuesday. More than 20 bone fragments extracted …


L.A. Looks Beyond Surface, Finds Ancient Fossils

The city where history is what happened last week, where schoolchildren are taken to turn-of-the-century buildings to be shown something old, is digging up a far richer heritage. It is …


Animal Beginnings Go Back A Billion Years New Study Finds Evolution Started Millions Of Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

More than a billion years ago, squishy little critters in a primordial soup started the evolutionary process that eventually led to people, penguins, elephants, earthworms and the thousands of other …


Ice Age Jaguar Discovered In Oregon

Fossils discovered deep within the Oregon Caves have been identified as the skull and a leg of an extinct ice age jaguar that was twice as big as a modern …


Mammoth Task It’s A Big Summer For Modern-Day Mammoth Hunters Digging Up A Bonanza Of Bones In North-Central Idaho

In this 1994 photo, Martha Grove holds a 10-pound tooth that belongs to a mammoth that’s buried in the dirt she’s standing on. Photo by Associated Press