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We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, the first Thanksgiving dino film

Pixar's new film, The Good Dinosaur, is the second animated dinosaur film to come out in time for Thanksgiving. The previous one came out 22 years ago, with executive producer credits for Steven Spielberg and a whole host of stars lending their voices to the film, telling the story of dinosaurs coming to New York City. And it bombed. Let's go back in time and look at We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 24, 2015 - 22 comments

Just in time for Thanksgiving

Dakotaraptor ruled Hell Creek Formation as lethal predator The bumps serve as reinforcement points for long wing feathers, marking the first concrete evidence that large raptors had wings. "It really would have made this like a turkey from hell," he said.
posted by Michele in California on Nov 8, 2015 - 15 comments

More like a six foot turkey.

"I rediscovered my Jurassic Park dossier when cleaning out a cupboard... At around 14 years old, I tried to charm a girl by saying if she ever wanted to know anything about dinosaurs, she could come to me." (via)
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jun 10, 2015 - 37 comments

They called it Hellboy

In their paper ("A New Horned Dinosaur Reveals Convergent Evolution in Cranial Ornamentation in Ceratopsidae"(pdf)) released today, Caleb Brown and Donald Henderson describe Regaliceratops peterhewsi, a new species of dinosaur. They called it Hellboy, and not just because of the horns. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Jun 4, 2015 - 11 comments

Strange Wing

While scientists have long known that modern day birds are dinosaurs (a fact that is self-evident if you ever look at a cassowary), it now appears that birds were not the dinosaurs' only attempt at flight. It may have had feathers, but the recently discovered Yi qi ("Strange Wing") had wings like a bat.
posted by brundlefly on Apr 29, 2015 - 22 comments

Apatosaur no more!

Let's all give Brontosaurus a big hand to welcome it back to the community of things that actually existed! [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Apr 7, 2015 - 54 comments

Spared no expense.

Three words: Lego. Jurassic. Park.
posted by brundlefly on Mar 20, 2015 - 30 comments

Dinosaurs: Terrible Lizards

Dinosaurs: Terrible Lizards (SYTL - via B3ta.com)
posted by salmacis on Mar 17, 2015 - 13 comments

Goatshank Redemption

"Jackie was a horrible actress, the literal worst, but her sick schtick did the trick." If Dinosaurs Were the Main Characters in "Jurassic Park" (SL Buzzfeed)
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Mar 16, 2015 - 12 comments

The Notorious D.I.N.O.

Earl Sinclair performs "Hypnotize". SLYT, NSFW
posted by Soliloquy on Mar 11, 2015 - 15 comments

Shills for Big Paleo

British-based webforum Mumsnet (For Parents, By Parents) had a fun time this weekend, when a new member decided she was sick and tired of dinosaurs being forced on our children. [more inside]
posted by suelac on Feb 17, 2015 - 154 comments

"...the man crying behind the T. Rex paddock on Sunday was not me."

Jurassic World has an official website, complete with safety tips, details on accommodations, webcams, and viewing times. Your adventure awaits.
posted by phunniemee on Feb 5, 2015 - 104 comments

Your childhood is fine. Calm down.

A Comprehensive Guide to Dinosaur Feathers and Scales
posted by brundlefly on Feb 1, 2015 - 16 comments

Sprouting feathers and lost teeth

"A remarkable international effort to map out the avian tree of life has revealed how birds evolved after the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs into more than 10,000 species alive today. More than 200 scientists in 20 countries joined forces to create the evolutionary tree, which reveals how birds gained their colourful feathers, lost their teeth, and learned to sing songs." Via iO9.
posted by brundlefly on Dec 12, 2014 - 29 comments

How Fake Fossils Pervert Paleontology

A nebulous trade in forged and illegal fossils is an ever-growing headache for paleontologists. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Nov 18, 2014 - 7 comments

“unusual horrible hand”

It's been a big couple of months for very large (and very strange) theropod dinosaurs. The eight-foot-long arms of Deinocheirus mirificus were discovered in the Gobi in 1965 and the animal has remained a source of speculation since then. Now a team of paleontologists from the Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources has discovered two well-preserved specimens, and it seems that Deinocheirus was even weirder than we thought. Here's the Nature link.
posted by brundlefly on Oct 22, 2014 - 21 comments

Chicken or egg? There was no moment when a dinosaur became a bird.

A team of researchers, including University of Edinburgh paleontologist Stephen Brusatte and Swarthmore College Associate Professor of Statistics Steve C. Wang, cataloging 853 skeletal characteristics in 150 dinosaurs and analyzing the rate at which these characters change, and they found that "there was no grand jump between nonbirds and birds in morphospace." In other words, birds didn't suddenly come into existence, but evolved, bit by bit, or characteristic by characteristic. But when birds were finally a thing, they went crazy. "Once it came together fully, it unlocked great evolutionary potential that allowed birds to evolve at a super-charged rate."
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 29, 2014 - 37 comments

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

A gigantic fish-eater (Bigger than a T. rex!) with a crocodile snout and a large sail on its back, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus has always been a strange and enigmatic creature. It may have just become something stranger: a semiaquatic, quadrupedal theropod dinosaur. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Sep 11, 2014 - 39 comments

Best. Name. Ever.

Scientists at Drexel university have discovered and described the most complete supermassive dinosaur ever found. According to paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, the titanosaur "weighed as much as a dozen African elephants or more than seven T. rex. Shockingly, skeletal evidence shows that when this 65-ton specimen died, it was not yet full grown. It is by far the best example we have of any of the most giant creatures to ever walk the planet." It's name? Dreadnoughtus .
posted by brundlefly on Sep 4, 2014 - 107 comments

Did all dinosaurs have feathers?

A fossil found in Siberia shows that an early ornithiscian dinosaur had feathers. [more inside]
posted by Chocolate Pickle on Jul 25, 2014 - 38 comments

"Transmogrification event caused by incorporation of alien bacteria!!!"

Alien viruses from outer space and the great Archaeopteryx forgery [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Jul 21, 2014 - 14 comments

The man who saved the dinosaurs

Dinosaurs were lumbering, stupid, scientifically boring beasts—until John Ostrom rewrote the book on them.
posted by brundlefly on Jul 11, 2014 - 12 comments


Dimetrodon is not a dinosaur! Sorry to ruin your childhood yet again, but it's not even a reptile. It's a synapsid, which makes it one of our cousins. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on May 27, 2014 - 65 comments

Western Digs: Dispatches from the Ancient American West

Western Digs is a source for "dispatches from the American ancient West." Posts are sorted into three main categories: Dinosaurs & Ancient Life (Paleontology, split into Dinosars, The Ice Age, Birds and All Fossils), Prehistoric Americans (Archaeology, split into Ancient Southwest and The Mississippians [Cahokia]), and Modern Artifacts (Historic Archaeology, including the subset The 20th Century). If you're not sure where to start reading, here are Western Digs’ Top 5 Paleontology Stories of 2013 and Western Digs’ Top 5 Archaeology Stories of 2013.
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 30, 2014 - 5 comments

Do Not Over Inflate

Ceramic artist Brett Kern creates puffy inflatable dinosaurs (studio views in his anaglyphic 3D Gallery).
posted by cenoxo on Jan 30, 2014 - 11 comments

All hail The Great Potato

Though never particularly scared to be cynical about "issue episodes" even though it was considered a child friendly family show on a Disney owned network, an episode of the animatronic ABC sitcom Dinosaurs from its fourth season asked viewers to question authority and faith in "The Greatest Story Ever Sold" (full episode yt) Even introducing an intentionally ridiculous, starch-based diety over a decade before the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Limited Edition Bonus Track: Answering the question with heresy on "Answer The Question" is ill advised.
posted by mediocre on Jan 3, 2014 - 5 comments

Shall these bones live? shall these Bones live?

Settling in for a long winter's nap? In need of a memento mori to guard against the unbridled jollity of the season? Just want to explore the wonderful world of 3D scans, osteology, and bioarchaeology on the internet a little further? Sad that Santa probably isn't bringing you a T-Rex for Christmas? Well, just peak inside... [more inside]
posted by jetlagaddict on Dec 23, 2013 - 4 comments

From WNYC in New York, this is Radiolab...LIVE!

The public radio science program Radiolab recently wrapped up a tour featuring their latest live show, Apocalyptical. It is, as you might have guessed, about the end times. The show, hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich and featuring live performances from comedians Kurt Braunohler and Reggie Watts and an appearance from dinosaur puppets, is now available for free on YouTube.
posted by inturnaround on Dec 11, 2013 - 13 comments

T. Rex didn’t evolve wings because the sky doesn’t bleed.

"Dinosaurs! WTF? is a blog devoted to exposing dinosaurs for the murder oriented monstrosities they were, promoting preparations for the likelihood of their return, and outing those people who support the dinosaur agenda."
posted by brundlefly on Dec 5, 2013 - 15 comments

The dinos are really good at tin-foil, Daddy

Welcome to Dinovember. "Every year, my wife and I devote the month of November to convincing our children their plastic dinosaur figures come to life while they sleep." By Refe Tuma via Medium.
posted by sweetkid on Nov 13, 2013 - 39 comments

The truth about T. rex

Even one of the best known dinosaurs has kept some secrets. Here is what palaeontologists most want to know about the famous tyrant.
posted by brundlefly on Oct 23, 2013 - 55 comments

Four wings good, two wings better?

The Rise and Fall of Four-Winged Birds [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Oct 17, 2013 - 21 comments

Nate's Adventures

Nate's Adventures. "These are photographs of my son, pictured in a world of fantasy and imagination. A world that children occupy a good deal of the time. They are my interpretation of his world." Photography by David Niles. [Via]
posted by homunculus on Sep 1, 2013 - 6 comments

Life finds a way

This is the greatest practical joke of all time...(via io9.com)
posted by Renoroc on Aug 27, 2013 - 87 comments

I was surprised by how many of the weird things ......came form the book

Tricia's Obligatory Art Blog presents " Reading "Jurassic Park" in 2013 is Weird As Hell "
posted by The Whelk on Aug 26, 2013 - 73 comments

Dreams are real

Dreams are real [YT, 3:01, cats]
posted by bobobox on Aug 23, 2013 - 12 comments

Holtz on to Your Butts

"The Life and Times of a Tyrannosaurus Rex," a lecture by Dr. Thomas Holtz
posted by brundlefly on Aug 14, 2013 - 13 comments

On Dinosaur Time...

Less time separates us from Tyrannosaurus rex than separated T. rex from Stegosaurus.
posted by Artw on Jun 22, 2013 - 66 comments

It's like the entire world left Caps Lock on for 180 million years.

What Daleks, xenomorphs and slasher movies tell us about palaeoart. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Jun 17, 2013 - 9 comments

Dodgson, Dodgson, we've got Dodgson here!

In anticipation of next week's 20th anniversary release of Jurassic Park 3D, Vulture rates the Jurassic Park dinosaurs, from worst to first.
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Mar 29, 2013 - 45 comments

Roy Chapman Andrews, adventurer.

[Roy Chapman] Andrews is best remembered for the series of dramatic expeditions he led to the Gobi of Mongolia (shorter films: 1, 2) from 1922 to 1930. Andrews took a team of scientists into previously unexplored parts of the desert using some of the region’s first automobiles with extra supplies transported by camel caravan. Andrews – for whom adventure and narrow escapes from death were a staple of exploring – is said to have served as inspiration for the Hollywood character “Indiana Jones.” Andrews’s expeditions to the Gobi remain significant for, among other discoveries, their finds of the first nests of dinosaur eggs, new species of dinosaurs, and the fossils of early mammals that co-existed with dinosaurs. [more inside]
posted by ersatz on Feb 17, 2013 - 8 comments

We're not scientists, we just love dinos.

Fuck Yeah, Dinosaur Art!
posted by brundlefly on Jan 23, 2013 - 8 comments

When Dinosaurigami Ruled the Earth

More Dinosaurigami!
Further Adventures in Dinosaurigami!
Deeper into Dinosaurigami!
We'll have fun, fun, fun, until daddy takes the dinosaurigami away!
Return to the Valley of Dinosaurigami!
posted by brundlefly on Jan 18, 2013 - 6 comments

Remind me to thank John for a lovely weekend

Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo has arrived in New York One child's review of the zoo from Ann Arbor
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jan 18, 2013 - 19 comments

"dawn of the deed"

Secrets of T-Rex sex! An interview with John Long, author of The Dawn of the Deed: The Prehistoric Origins of Sex. Long's four-part series on Evolution: This View of Life - 1) Down and Dirty in the Devonian; 2) Palaeozoic Paternity Problems; 3) From Bones to Behavior; 4) From Clasper to Penis. Also a Scientific American video ("Long discusses a fossil central to this new view of the origin of copulation and live birth: a 375-million-year-old expectant mother fish dubbed Materpiscis attenboroughi").
posted by flex on Oct 30, 2012 - 23 comments

Mountain of Dinosaurs

"Mountain of Dinosaurs" (1967) A Russian cartoon, directed by Rasa Strautmane. WARNING: things don't end well for the Dinosaurs. [via]
posted by brundlefly on Oct 16, 2012 - 4 comments

An Adventure 65 Million Dominoes In The Making

The Fall of the Dinosaurs (in Dominoes) [via]
posted by brundlefly on Oct 2, 2012 - 5 comments

PALEO: the comic that is harder to kill than the actual dinosaurs themselves

Paleo by Jim Lawson was a comic book series set during the Late Cretaceous and featuring dinosaurs as protagonists. It was in print between 2001 and 2004, but is now being "reprinted" as a webcomic. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Aug 28, 2012 - 8 comments

Vampiric pterosaurs that bit dinosaurs

Why the world has to ignore ReptileEvolution.com
posted by themadthinker on Jul 12, 2012 - 111 comments

It's Liz.

Liz Climo's mostly animal cartoon tumblr, Hi, I'm Liz.
posted by Atreides on Jun 23, 2012 - 20 comments

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