Watch the 1978 trailer for Jurassic World


If Jurassic World was released in 1978, this would have been the trailer. (ChiefBrodyRules)

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Why does Japan get a robotic dinosaur that bites your head, but the U.S. doesn't?


In the United States we get a “Raptor Encounter” at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando, where the beastie is kept in a paddock and limited in its interaction with visitors. He’s playful and sometimes snorts in a mildly scary way.

In Japan, on the other hand, they get an Allosaurus stomping around onstage, terrorizing the audience, who bites a spectator’s head!

Which do you want to see?

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Is this a real pterodactyl flying over Idaho?


“This video made me laugh out loud,” said paleontologist Leif Tapanila, director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History. Read the rest

WATCH: Jurassic World in 90 seconds in LEGO


It only takes 90 seconds to tell the story how we wish it had been told. Read the rest

WATCH: 100% accurate portrayal of dinosaur extinction


This lifelike re-enactment of the Chicxulub impact event was meticulously researched prior to filming by Field Day and The Slow Mo Guys. Read the rest

Erenhot's enormous kissing dinosaur arch


Erenhot is a dinosaur fossil hot-spot on the border between China and Mongolia. In an outpouring of civic pride, they erected this fabulous arch made of kissing dinosaurs. Read the rest

Dinosaur seen in ultrasound

PIC FROM MERCURY PRESS (PICTURED: LEANNE SULLUVAN'S 20 WEEK BABY SCAN OF RUTHIE-LOU WHICH PECULIARLY INCLUDES A DINOSAUR) This unborn baby is a real tricera-tot.   Leanne Sullivan, 29, from Liverpool, had no idea when she went in for her 20-week ultrasound scan that the image would contain a prehistoric surprise.   The William Hill customer assistant, who is due to deliver her first baby daughter Ruthie-Lou in five weeks' time, did not notice the long dinosaur neck on the scan when she brought back from hospital in April.   The scan showed up just a month before the new Jurassic Park film, Jurassic World, hit cinemas and smashed box office records. SEE MERCURY COPY
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Velociraptor claw for sale


This fine Velociraptor Claw could really level up your wunderkammer. It's just $12,500. Read the rest

Watch paleontologist critique dinosaur toys


Columbia University paleontologist Paul Olsen: "Absolutely nothing about this... is even vaguely correct." Read the rest

Dino-chicken creation inevitable


Entirely happy to use the word "chickenosaurus," NBC News reports that scientists are getting closer to creating a throwback creature by messing with avian DNA: "From a quantitative point of view, we're 50 percent there," a professor of paleontology told them.

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Tyrannosaurs ate one another, evidence suggests

Injuries inflicted on a tyrannosaurus in life appear to be inflicted by another tyrannosaurus. But a new research paper reports similar injuries on another t-rex skull inflicted after death, suggesting that tyrannosaurus scavenged its own kind.

There is no evidence that the animal died at the hands (or mouth) of another tyrannosaur. However, the preservation of the skull and other bones, and damage to the jaw bones show that after the specimen began to decay, a large tyrannosaur (possibly of the same species) bit into the animal and presumably ate at least part of it. Combat between large carnivorous dinosaurs is already known and there is already evidence for cannibalism in various groups, including tyrannosaurs. This is however an apparently unique record with evidence of both pre- and post-mortem injuries to a single individual.

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WATCH: Dinosaurs' Earl Sinclair does The Notorious B.I.G.'s Hypnotize


Not to be outdone by Muppets doing The Humpty Dance, here's Earl Sinclair from Dinosaurs doing "Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G., courtesy of Benjamin Roberts. Only 90s kids will get this! Read the rest

Chocolate megalodon teeth for the Easter Dinoshark

Cast from a real fossil dino-shark tooth, available in milk, dark and white chocolate, just in time for Easter. (via Bruce Sterling) Read the rest

Monstrous menorahs!

Portland's Lisa Pierce makes amazing, whimsical menorahs and candlesticks that look like metallic creatures (they're painted plastic toys), including the Menorasaurus Rex, the treyfe-a-riffic Menobster, and these T-Rex candle-holders. Read the rest

3D printed T-Rex shower head

JM Schwartz's 3D printable T-Rex shower head is just about the best thing I've seen all week. It's a mashup of a T-Rex skull produced by Makerbot Academy and Schwartz's own shower-head design. Read the rest

$100K life-size T-Rex skeleton replica

It's 40' long from nose to tail, is composed of 190 bones, is billed as "museum grade" and comes with an assembly crew that will stage it in any "anatomically possible" pose. His name is Stan. Read the rest

Kickstarting fine jewelry made by scanning animal skulls

Fire and Bone's repeating its previous Kickstarter success with a new collection of 3D scanned skulls (including velociraptors!) that are turned into lost-wax molds through 3D printing, available in finished form as yellow/white bronze and silver. Read the rest

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