This New Vampire Dinosaur Will Haunt Your Dreams Tonight

Look at this bastard. What an ugly freaky critter. And small, too. "Punk-sized," according to its discoverer, a paleontologist and professor at the University of Chicago. The name of this new dinosaur species is Pegomastax africanus ("thick jaw from Africa") but I will call him Velocichicken. Velocichicken punkus. Because, … » 10/03/12 1:22pm 10/03/12 1:22pm

NASA Discovers Proof of Ancient Life—In Their Own Backyard

NASA has found proof of ancient life from 110 million years ago—when "the bright, barred spiral galaxy NGC3259 was just forming stars in dark bands of dust and gas." No, the proof is not on Mars. The proof is right here on Earth, in their very own backyard. » 8/21/12 6:40pm 8/21/12 6:40pm

Pleo Brought Back From Extinction, Now Decide What Color He'll Wear Next

We've been through so many ups and downs with Pleo. We saw him crumble in the face of a battlebot. We cuddled him. We cried over his extinction. We rejoiced when he survived! And now, we choose his color. » 2/03/10 6:52am 2/03/10 6:52am

Dinosaur Light Scares Away the Monsters, Long-Term Girlfriends

The "T REX" dinosaur light combines some of our best memories from childhood: Puzzles, dinosaurs and interior decorating. Assembled from 16 pieces (of some mystery material), this $26 tyrannosaurus is ready to destroy any monsters still lurking in your closet. And please note, we said "monsters" not "skeletons"-that time you … » 8/12/08 9:30am 8/12/08 9:30am

Pleo Gets More Funtastic With Update 1.0.2

We loved the Pleo when we reviewed it a little while back, and now the smallest dinosaur in town has just been updated for more fun times. The 1.0.2 update will allow Pleo to interact with its surroundings more convincingly, wake from rest if a noise is detected and support a new grouped singing function, which we… » 3/05/08 3:05am 3/05/08 3:05am

Pleo Undergoes Intense Surgical Procedure


First our little dinosaur friend Pleo had to endure a brutal beatdown at the hands of his cruel masters, and now he is forced to undergo a grueling (and shockingly graphic) 23 minute dissection. Poor Pleo —just remember that this abuse hurts us more than it does you. [PleoDreams] » 12/30/07 7:00pm 12/30/07 7:00pm

Playing With Pleo the Pet Camarasaurus (Verdict: Neat but Pricey)

Ugobe's Pleo is the latest "electronic pet" to hit the consumer market, and as such, has received plenty of attention from media and consumers. At $350, Pleo is more expensive than a Furby but cheaper than an AIBO. After spending the last few days toying around with Pleo, as well watching it interact with real » 12/13/07 1:00pm 12/13/07 1:00pm

Dinosaur Skull or Staple Remover? You Decide

This family of crazy staple removers and other office implements are by New York designer Jac Zagoory, crafted of pewter and certain to elicit raised eyebrows and quizzical looks around the office. What the heck is that skull doing on your desk? The purpose of the lion, gorilla and gator you'll see in the gallery below … » 10/23/07 2:45pm 10/23/07 2:45pm