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DINOSAURS

A lower jawbone fossil from a tyrannosaurid dinosaur is shown at the Amakusa Municipal Government office in Kumamoto Prefecture on Thursday.
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2024
Tyrannosaurid jawbone fossil found for first time in Japan
The finding in Kumamoto Prefecture is expected to advance studies regarding the classification of large theropods during the Late Cretaceous period.
A research team including Hokkaido University scientists has discovered the skeleton of a new dinosaur that was curled up in a position like that of a sleeping modern-day bird.
JAPAN / History
Nov 17, 2023
Team including Hokkaido University scientists unearths new dinosaur
The focal point of the discovery is that evidence of the dinosaur's behavior was preserved, something rarely seen in fossils.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 21, 2023
What sounds did dinosaurs make?
A research team has drawn clues about sounds the extinct creatures could have made from what might be the first known fossilized larynx of a dinosaur.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 24, 2023
Bone study transforms understanding of dinosaur growth
Tyrannosaurus, topping 12 meters long, was an example of a large and fast-growing theropod, with a large growth spurt in its teenage years. Other theropods grew at a slower rate.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 17, 2021
'Like Godzilla, but actually real': study shows T. rex numbered 2.5 billion
Researchers unveiled the first calculation of the dinosaur's total population during the estimated 2.4 million years that this fearsome species inhabited western North America.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2020
Fossilized dinosaur egg found in Japan recognized as world's smallest
A team of researchers said Wednesday that a fossilized nonavian dinosaur egg, discovered in western Japan in a stratum dating back 110 million years, has been recognized as the world's smallest by Guinness World Records.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 4, 2020
'Gnarly' tumor shows dinosaurs also got cancer
When scientists first unearthed fossils of a horned dinosaur called Centrosaurus in the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Canada's Alberta province in 1989, they spotted a badly malformed leg bone they figured was a healed fracture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 23, 2020
World's smallest dinosaur egg fossil discovered in Japan
A team of researchers said Tuesday it has discovered the world's smallest dinosaur egg fossil, measuring about 4.5 cm by 2 cm, in western Japan.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
May 23, 2020
Talk the dinosaur
"When Mom was little, there were dinosaurs on Earth but, because sheu2019s so old, they arenu2019t around anymore."
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WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 12, 2020
Dinosaur prints from mysterious middle Jurassic Period found in Scotland
On a crag of rock called Brother's Point on Scotland's Isle of Skye, scientists have identified two bustling footprint sites that reveal an abundance of dinosaurs that thrived 170 million years ago including an early member of a celebrated group.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 18, 2020
Dinosaurs grew feathers differently from birds, fossil of a 'dancing dragon' shows
An exquisite fossil of a fierce little Chinese dinosaur dubbed the "dancing dragon" that lived 120 million years ago — an older cousin of the Velociraptor — is showing scientists that feathers grew differently on dinosaurs than on birds.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 25, 2019
Post-apocalyptic fossils show fast rise of mammals after dinosaur demise
A revelatory cache of fossils dug up in central Colorado details as never before the rise of mammals from the post-apocalyptic landscape after an asteroid smacked Earth 66 million years ago and annihilated three-quarters of all species, including the dinosaurs.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Oct 10, 2019
Fossils of 'shark-toothed' carnivorous dinosaur dating back 115 million years found in Thailand
Fossils of a large carnivorous dinosaur that was a top predator about 115 million years ago have been unearthed in Thailand — a brute that was among the early members of an impressive group of flesh-ripping dinosaurs known for their shark-like teeth.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 6, 2019
DNA hints the Loch Ness 'monster' might be giant eel
Scotland's fabled Loch Ness monster could possibly be a giant eel, scientists said on Thursday after an intensive analysis of traces of DNA in the Loch's icy waters.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Jul 27, 2019
The day a cicada defeated a Tyrannosaurus rex
"Look how big that cicada on the tree is. It's huge!"
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 9, 2019
Bat-winged dinosaur was intriguing, brief detour in evolution of flight
A fossil unearthed in northeastern China of a feathered dinosaur a bit bigger than a blue jay that possessed bat-like wings represents a remarkable but short-lived detour in the evolution of flight and the advent of birds, scientists said on Wednesday.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 17, 2019
Life-size skeletal replica of Japan's largest dinosaur restored
What is believed to be Japan's largest fossilized dinosaur skeleton has been restored as a life-size replica, researchers and officials from the town of Mukawa, in Hokkaido, where the original discovery was made, said Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 14, 2019
Tanzanian 'beast' sheds light on gigantic dinosaur group
A relatively complete skeleton of a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater excavated from a rocky cliff above a Tanzanian river is providing insight into the early evolution of a dinosaur group that later included Earth's largest-ever land animals.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 25, 2019
Odd duckbilled sea reptile thrived after ancient global calamity
In shallow warm seas about 247 million years ago in what is now China, an oddball marine reptile flourished in the aftermath of Earth's worst mass extinction, possessing a duckbilled snout and unusually small eyes that made it resemble a platypus.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 18, 2018
Wondrous extinct flying pterosaurs sported rudimentary feathers, China fossil study reveals
A microscopic examination of fossils from China has revealed that the fur-like body covering of pterosaurs, the remarkable flying reptiles that lived alongside dinosaurs, was actually made up of rudimentary feathers.

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