The Jurassic World Trailer Proves Dinosaurs are Still Freaking Awesome

The teaser for the next installment of the Jurassic Park films snuck out on Sunday, but just a few days later our first look at a full trailer for Jurassic World has arrived, showing that we just didn't learn our lesson about bringing dinosaurs back to life the first three times. » 11/25/14 12:11pm 11/25/14 12:11pm

Leaked Lego sets reveal new evil mutant dinosaurs in Jurassic World

Groove Bricks reports that Chinese Lego store Toabao has put up images of several Lego dinosaurs that allegedly will be included in the 2015 Jurassic World Lego sets. These look like updated molds of the dinosaurs that we saw in the Lego Dino theme so I think they may be right. » 11/18/14 4:08pm 11/18/14 4:08pm

Of Course Hammacher Will Sell You an Amazing Full-Size T-Rex Skeleton

Proving that it will always have what it takes to compete with the likes of Neiman Marcus when it comes to obscene gift ideas, Hammacher Schlemmer has revealed this beauty for the 2014 holiday season: a $100,000 life-size replica of a 40-foot long T-rex skeleton that stands 15-feet tall. Good luck hiding that under… » 11/01/14 9:00am 11/01/14 9:00am

So This Is What Inspires Someone to Build a Life-Size LEGO T-Rex

For most of us, LEGO sets are little more than a child's toy. But for Nathan Sawaya, they're an interlocking plastic canvas, an artistic medium of immeasurable potential and capable of transforming into any shape imaginable. Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO showcases some of Sawaya's most ambitious projects—this… » 10/22/14 2:00pm 10/22/14 2:00pm

Plankton Makes This Dinosaur Toy Glow, Batteries Not Required

As the story goes, the folks at BioPop were trying to make a sustainable light that relied on something other than man-made batteries. They tried using a bioluminescent plankton called dinoflagellates, but the tiny creatures required too much intervention to be a practical light source. They would, however, make for a… » 9/11/14 5:00pm 9/11/14 5:00pm

Dismantling A 150-Million-Year-Old Dino Is Just As Tough As You'd Think

The Fossil Hall at the National Museum of Natural History is closing down for a five-year renovation. During that time, its dino inhabitants will be totally dismantled, outfitted for new mounts, then put back together again in brand new poses (haaay gurl). How the heck do you take apart a Jurassic-era relic? » 8/01/14 1:45pm 8/01/14 1:45pm

Dinosaurs Fell Victim to “Perfect Storm” of Events, Study Posits

Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in time, according to new research conducted in part by the American Museum of Natural History. The study, published today in Biological Reviews, builds a new narrative of the prehistoric creatures'… » 8/01/14 2:14am 8/01/14 2:14am

These Bones Might Be the Biggest Creature That Ever Walked the Earth

Paleontologists have just unearthed the fossilized bones of a gigantic dinosaur that's never been seen before. They believe it's an entirely new species—and based on the size of its bones, it's way bigger than what we thought was the biggest dinosaur ever. Meet the new number one among earthly creatures. » 5/17/14 10:00am 5/17/14 10:00am

Start Your Own Private Museum With a 3D Printer and This T-Rex Model

Does waiting in line at a museum just to check out some old dinosaur bones that may or may not be real sound like a terrible way to spend a weekend? If you've got a 3D printer at home, MakerBot's Digital Store is now selling this anatomically correct T-Rex skeleton model that you can print at home as a start to your… » 5/16/14 5:40pm 5/16/14 5:40pm

Jurassic Park Lied to You: T-Rex Had Great Eyesight Really

In the immensely popular (despite the sins) movie Jurassic Park, there's the famous scene where the giant T-Rex is attacking a jeep during a thunder storm. As it attacks, Dr. Alan Grant, a self-respecting paleontologist, yells, "Don't move! He can't see you, if you don't move." Here's the thing – that's wrong. (If… » 5/16/14 8:35am 5/16/14 8:35am

Get Your Artifacts Identified Today at the Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of Gizmodo's favorite places in NYC, and today's an especially cool day to visit: it's Identification Day, when you can bring in your fossils, unidentified plants, unknown family heirlooms, or just about anything else old or unusual, and have it identified by museum… » 5/10/14 2:50pm 5/10/14 2:50pm

Chat With a Paleontologist About Pterosaurs and the AMNH's New Exhibit

The American Museum of Natural History here in New York just kicked off an exhibit about those ancient flying reptiles called pterosaurs. These rulers of the sky happen to be the least understood of prehistoric creatures, so we've got Mark Norell, the curator in charge of the paleontology department at the AMNH and … » 5/02/14 10:40am 5/02/14 10:40am

How To Transport a T-Rex Skeleton Across the Country

The Wankel Tyrannosaurus Rex has lived the past 26 years of its 65-million-year existence at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. This week the colossal creature's carcass is moving to the National Museum of Natural History in D.C., where it will eventually live in a new $35 million dinosaur hall. But how… » 4/17/14 5:40pm 4/17/14 5:40pm