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Terrify Your Dinner Party Guests With These Thudding T-Rex Ice Cubes

The number one rule for hosting a successful dinner party? Make sure your guests fear gruesome death by dinosaur at least once during the evening. One way to achieve the effect? These ice ripples that mimic that scene—you know the one—from the original Jurassic Park. No T-Rex needed! Read More >>

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How Many Humans Would a T-Rex Need to Eat Every Day to Survive?

If Jurassic Park taught us anything, it's that humans are easy prey for T-Rex. But just how many human beings would such a dino need to chow down on every day just to survive? Read More >>

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How the AMNH is Using 3D Printing to Copy Dinosaur Bones

You’re a secondary school science teacher and your class is learning about dinosaurs. You can’t exactly run to the local dino bone barn and buy some bargain bones for them to see first-hand. But what if you had access to a 3D printer? Enter the American Museum of Natural History’s education department, which is experimenting with scanning and printing bones. Read More >>

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All I Want For Christmas is Misty the £600,000 Diplodocus

My most prized Christmas present ever was the Jurassic Park T-Rex toy, complete with speaker-embedded stomping feet and "realistic" rubbery skin. I still have it sitting on my bookshelf, where it proudly surveys all that goes on in my household. Were I the son of a Saudi Prince, I'd probably have popped the real-life remains of "Misty" the diplodocus on the top of my Christmas list instead. Read More >>

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'The Gore King:' T-Rex's Granddaddy Gets Given a Really Badass Name

A new species of tyrannosauridae has been unearthed in southern Utah, and due to how absolutely brutal it looks, has been dubbed 'Gore King of the Southwest' (lythronax argestes). 'Tyrant Lizard King' doesn't sound so hard now, does it? Read More >>

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Dinosaurs Were Able to Grow so Large Because of Their Squishy Joints

There's a reason that towering mammals the likes of King Kong are resigned to fiction. Our aching bones can only take so much weight before they start crumbling under the pressure. But if that's the case, then why were dinosaurs able to reach such phenomenal heights? According to a new study, the answer isn't so much about the bones themselves as it is the soft, squishy joints they lay between. Read More >>

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First Blood-Filled Mosquito Fossil Makes Jurassic Park Feel More Real

A team of scientists just made an exciting and very pop culture-friendly discovery in Montana: The first ever fossilised mosquito with a belly full of blood. This little guy's been hanging out underground for 46 million years, and it's a small miracle that it hung in there so long. Read More >>

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A Handmade Dino From Space Is the Best Stuffed Animal You Can't Have

See this cute little space dino, floating like it's the most natural thing in the world? Well he was made by hand, with love, in orbit. And you can never have him because he belongs Earth's luckiest three-year-old boy. Aren't you green with envy? Read More >>

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Jurassic World Added to 2015's Staggering Summer Blockbuster Line-up

2015 might be the best ever year for big-budget blockbusters, thanks to Universal revealing that its Jurassic World dino romp is scheduled to appear that summer. So that's Jurassic Park IV, Batman vs. Superman, Independence Day 2 and Star Wars VII going head-to-head in 2015. Most people might go crazy and watch all four. Read More >>

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Rare Images Show How the New York Museum of Natural History Preps Its Displays

The giant mammal bones on display at New York City's American Museum of Natural History are impressive approximations of creatures that once walked the earth (and in some cases, those that still do). But equally if not more amazing? How those displays were actually assembled. Read More >>

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This Database Lets You 3D Print and Explore Thousands of Fossils

Fossils are three dimensional objects, but you aren't really supposed to touch them, and you can't see their depth and detail very easily over the internet. But a new database of fossils from the British Geological Survey actually has the necessary files for you to 3D print fossils yourself. Read More >>

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Dinosaur CAT Scan Shows 3 Different Species Are Actually The Same

Cutting edge imaging technology isn't just helping us tiny humans — it's helping solve a dinosaur identity crisis. Researchers have developed a brand-new imaging technique that builds a 3D image of a dinosaur skull, creating a CAT scan-style readout. They say this technique proves that what we thought were three separate species of dinosaur are actually the exact same creatures. Read More >>

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This Fossil-Covered Museum Houses Australia's Largest Dino Collection

Australia's Outback is a forbidding land, and many of its dinosaur bones remain unexcavated. But in the early 2000s, a small family of cattle ranchers discovered a bone gold mine on their land. They set out to build a structure for their ongoing find—and their sheer enthusiasm convinced a group of architects and contractors to build the museum pro-bono. Read More >>

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Every Public Sculpture Should be a Full-Size Chrome T-Rex

Every public, abstract sculpture in the world suddenly seems super lame. Why? Because right now there's a full-scale, blinged-out Tyrannosaurus Rex standing over the Seine in Paris. Nothing will ever be the same again. Read More >>

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Building the Animatronic Terror That Trounced a T-Rex

Jurassic Park III may not be your favourite movie in the series. But that doesn't mean its effects weren't fantastic. In fact, the somewhat random third entry in the series boasted the biggest animatronic 'saur yet: the Spinosaur. Stan Winston Studios recalls the details of that behemoth's construction, and it's wild to watch. Read More >>

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This is How the Jurassic Park Animatronic Triceratops Was Built

As a young pup watching Jurassic Park, I was in terrified of the T-Rex, fearful of the Raptors, in awe of the Brachiosaurus and annoyed of that little spraying dinosaur. But probably above all, I felt for the Triceratops. It was hurt! It was dying! It was so incredibly detailed. Stan Winston School revealed how they built the Triceratops, how they painted it, how they shipped it and how the puppeteers controlled it in this video. Part two of the Triceratops video can be found here. [Stan Winston School] Read More >>

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