When I was a child, no dinosaur had feathers. Nowadays it seems like they're putting feathers on everything. And while feathered dinosaurs can certainly be cool . . . where did this all come from? Which dinosaurs had feathers, and which ones can I still imagine as scaly reptilian monsters?
Would you be more scared of a guy dressed in a velociraptor suit or a ghost girl that appears out of nowhere in a broken elevator? Do you know of a more traumatic prank than any of these?
Some special effects are so amazing that even watching them come together inspires awe and wonder. This video, narrated by Stan Winston Studios visual effects supervisor John Rosengrant, highlights just how amazing the Jurassic Park raptor effects were. It takes us from the sculpture of a man inside a raptor suit…
What would you do if you saw a raptor strolling through your city, happily sniffing the storefronts while walking obediently on-leash? Would you run for it, or would you treat it like a giant, talon-wielding dog?
Perfect for hiding your whisky on a paleontology dig or if you just like reciting lines from Jurassic Park while tailgating, this porcelain flask is shaped like a single Velociraptor claw. Just remember to cork it before pretending to slice your friends' bellies open, or risk spilling booze instead of blood.
If you lie awake at night wondering Velociraptor's favorite food was (and whether it tastes much like human flesh), you're in luck. For the first time, a Velociraptor skeleton has been observed with its last supper still filling its guts, and this little guy feasted on long-dead pterosaur.
One of the most recognizable characteristics of raptor dinosaurs — the clever, pack-hunting carnivores immortalized in the Jurassic Park movie series — is the enormous, scythe-like talon located on the second digit of each of their feet. But the true function of this intimidating anatomical feature has puzzled…
If "Jurassic Park" taught me anything, it's that Velociraptors are terrifyingly awesome. So hearing Sam Neil give that classic speech brings me right back to that fascination. And the terror. Don't forget the terror. [This Is Colossal]
The theropod dinosaurs, like Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor, were some of the most fearsome carnivores ever. Yet most of these perfect hunters abandoned live prey in favor of a more peaceful, vegetarian existence...which started their evolution into birds.
This is the Concavenator corcovatus, a new species of dinosaur discovered in Cuenca, Spain. This weird 20-feet-long predator could be the predecessor of the meat-eating titans that dominated the Cretaceous. But what's that hump? It could be his battery.
Raptors get more fearsome all the time. Jurassic Park painted velociraptors as clever, fleet-footed predators, and they may have hunted from trees. Now researchers suspect their turkey-sized relative had a venomous bite — and other raptors might have it, too.
Western Digital has announced the Velociraptor ($300 retail), their latest and greatest in speedy storage. Connecting through 3GB/s SATA, the 300GB, 10,000RPM Velociraptor is actually a 2.5" hard drive with a massive "Icepack" heatsink that makes it large enough to fit in a 3.5" bay. Maximum PC already got their hands…