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Bizarre Dinosaurs: Why Were Some So Strange?
They were among the largest and strongest creatures to inhabit Earth but, as nature would have it, some were also among the strangest. Many of the dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago were so fantastical-looking, it's almost hard to believe that they were actually of this Earth. Arms
Montana man gets 60 days for dinosaur bones theft
A commercial fossil hunter, whose discovery of the world's best-preserved dinosaur brought scientific acclaim, will serve 60 days in jail for stealing raptor bones from private land. Nathan Murphy, 51, a self-taught paleontologist, was convicted in March of felony theft for taking the raptor fossil
Workers slowly free mummified dinosaur in N. Dakota
Using tiny brushes and chisels, workers picking at a big greenish-black rock in the basement of North Dakota's state museum are meticulously uncovering something amazing: a nearly complete dinosaur, skin and all. Unlike almost every other dinosaur fossil ever found, the Edmontosaurus named Dakota,
Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2007
Welcome to the first annual Wired News rundown of the year's 10 most important scientific breakthroughs. 2007 was an amazing year for science. Unlike recent years, there were no high-profile cases of scientific fraud -- none that went uncovered, anyway. Journal publishers took extra care, requiring
A Look at a Dinosaur Mummy
The world of 65 million years ago is filled with mystery, especially because scientists have little to go on but bones. But buried in a remote corner of North Dakota was a remarkably well-preserved dinosaur with fossilized skin, ligaments and tendons. You can even see scales on its side. The
Scientists dig up secrets from dinosaur mummy
A 67-million-year-old dinosaur discovered by a high school sophomore in North Dakota has proven to be one of the most complete dinosaur mummies ever discovered. The specimen includes fossilized skin and tendons, allowing scientists to reconstruct its musculature in ways previously difficult to do.
T. Rex Smelled Its Way Through Life
In Jurassic Park, the terrified kids held perfectly still so a hungry celluloid Tyrannosaurus rex couldnt detect them. In reality, scientists say, they wouldve been lunch meat. CT-scanning of the desk-sized skull of Sue, the most complete T. rex fossil ever found, suggests the supreme carnivore