If you guys didn’t know, the dinosaurs aren’t real in Jurassic World. Sorry. As for the rest of the movie née money printing nostalgia machine that didn’t have half the soul of the original, not much of it was real either. Here’s how ILM pulled off the visual effects in Jurassic World, you can see the tricks they…
Meet the titanosaur. It’s the newest exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, and it’s a dinosaur cast so large it doesn’t even fit into a single room.
In 1950, the Hayden Planetarium promoted its new exhibit, “Conquest of Space,” by soliciting letters for the public to reserve a seat on the first trip into space. The letters all make for an entertaining read, but one in particular stuck out for me. A letter from a person named Arthur described how he’d like to…
If you thought Jurassic World had the craziest picture of dinosaur behavior, get ready to be reminded that reality can always get weirder. Researchers have found evidence that dinosaurs danced, both to terrify their enemies and impress their would-be lovers.
For the first time, paleontologists have isolated original blood vessels from a dinosaur. You’re looking at the tattered fragments of the structures that channeled blood through the legs of Brachylophosaurus canadensis, a 30-foot-long hadrosaur that roamed Montana 80 million years ago.
A team of researchers has happened upon several hundred footprints left by Middle Jurassic dinosaurs at a coastal lagoon in Scotland.
Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur hits cinemas this Wednesday, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. And who better than Neil de Grasse Tyson to indulge in a bit of playful speculation about the film’s premise: what if the K-T asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago had missed Earth?
A new dinosaur species sheds some light on how duck-billed dinosaurs got their crests. Paleontologists say Probrachylophosaurus bergei is a missing link between two other species, and it fills in vital pieces of the story of how crests evolved.
The cosmic shock came out of nowhere. One day, circa 66 million years ago, a chunk of space rock about six miles in diameter struck the Earth in what is now the Yucatan Peninsula, sparking the fifth mass extinction in Earth’s history. But what if the massive bolide had missed? What would life be like now if that mass…
An undergraduate student from the University of Alberta has uncovered the fossilized remains of an Ornithomimus dinosaur with preserved tail feathers and soft tissue. The remarkable specimen is offering important insights into the plumage patterns of these ancient creatures, while tightening the linkages between…
There’s never been a better time to be a dinosaur hunter — or, if you can’t get your boots out in the field, a fossil fan. Paleontologists are announcing a new species of dinosaur at the rate of about one every two weeks. But are we ever going to find them all?
For nearly 40 years, paleontologists have argued over what really killed the dinosaurs. Was it an massive asteroid impact, or a spate of volcanic eruptions? Or what if a powerful impact ignited volcanoes, walloping Earth’s biosphere with a deadly 1-2 punch?
The image of a dinosaur tramping around in the snow feels totally wrong — these behemoths ruled a tropical world. But one duck billed dinosaur, at least, managed to endure long, dark winters far north of the Arctic Circle some 69 million years ago.
If you haven’t had a chance to see the biggest movie of the summer yet, take the next 90 seconds and watch this wonderful retelling of Jurassic World instead. It covers all of the movie’s major plot points, but with animated Lego so it’s especially delightful.
Today, Sue the T. Rex fossil, the largest and best preserved T. Rex fossil ever discovered, turns 25—or at the very least, 65,500,025 (but she doesn’t look a day over 60.5 million if you ask me.)
Adding lasers to photos of cats is a time-honored internet tradition, right up there with Rickrolling and looking at explicit pornography. But this is 2015. Cats are passé. And dinosaurs may be extinct, but they’re breathing new life into an old meme.
Indominus might’ve grabbed our eyeballs and our cash this summer, but genetically modified raptor-rexes with an insatiable lust for human blood aren’t the only badass new dinos on the block. In fact, Zhenyuanlong suni, a Velociraptor cousin that looks like a tortured peacock on steroids, is arguably even cooler,…
There’s a good reason Spin Master’s Zoomer Dino took home ‘Toy of the Year’ honors for 2014. It’s not only as close as you can get to owning a life-like pet dinosaur, it’s also able to balance on two wheels like the insanely-expensive Segway. And now that Jurassic World is dominating the box office, it’s only fitting…
It’s the rare finds like this, the one in ten thousand discoveries, that justify Craigslist’s existence. Someone in Eugene, Oregon, is actually willing to part with this magnificent 12-foot long custom T-Rex skeleton tricycle they made that comes complete with handlebar-controlled jaws that really open.