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Papo New for 2017 Pictures (Part 1)

New Prehistoric Animal Models from Papo (Part 1) Lots of Everything Dinosaur customers have been contacting us recently to enquire about release dates for the new Papo prehistoric animal models.  Papo have held their cards to their chest for a while, but we can reveal that the first three, of what will be a total […]

Young Explorers at Ansdell Primary

Pupils at Ansdell Primary Study Dinosaurs Children at Ansdell Primary in Lytham St Annes (Lancashire), learned about prehistoric animals with a dinosaur themed workshop from Everything Dinosaur.  The pupils in Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and a class of Year 3 were given the chance to get their hands on real fossils and to explore […]

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Iguanodon Wins Award

Best Prehistoric Animal Toy Figure – Iguanodon Congratulations to Safari Ltd as their recently introduced Wild Safari Prehistoric World Iguanodon dinosaur model has been voted the best prehistoric animal toy figure to be released in 2016.  Readers of “Prehistoric Times” magazine were asked to list their favourite dinosaur and prehistoric animal models out of all […]

Trilobite Reproduction Puzzle Solved

Trilobite Eggs Found in Ordovican Fossil Trilobites are some of the most recognisable fossils to be found in Palaeozoic strata.  However, despite there being tens of thousands of exceptionally preserved specimens, little is known about how Trilobites bred.  Trilobite reproduction has remained a bit of a mystery.  A team of scientists from Western Illinois University in […]

Prehistoric Times Winter 2017 Reviewed

Prehistoric Times Issue 120 Reviewed Our dinosaur themed reading material for the New Year gets off to a cracking start with the arrival of the latest instalment of “Prehistoric Times”, the magazine for fans of prehistoric animals and dinosaur model collectors.  Issue 120’s front cover showcases the remarkable artwork of British palaeoartist John Sibbick and […]

In Praise of “TheDinosaurMan 245?

Praising All Dinosaur Model Reviewers At Everything Dinosaur, we get lots of emails and letters from fans of dinosaurs and prehistoric animal model collecting.  We do read them all and we respond to all those that require a reply.  Answering questions and commenting on all the amazing things that we get sent from our customers […]

Key Stage 1 Study Dinosaurs

Year 1 and Year 2 Study Dinosaurs A day of studying dinosaurs and fossils was in store for the children in Key Stage 1 at Rykneld Primary as they braved the snowy conditions to make it into school.  The trip was certainly worth it with one enthusiastic Year 2 pupil declaring that today had been […]

Hyoliths Find a Home

Ancient, Long Extinct Animal Finds Place on Tree of Life A bizarre shelled marine creature’s place in the Animal Kingdom has finally been resolved thanks to the efforts of a remarkable student at the University of Toronto.  Undergraduate student Joseph Moysiuk has identified Hyoliths, not as members of the Mollusca, which many palaeontologists had previously believed, […]

Stealth Saga #59

ATD-X/X-2/F-3:The proposed F-3 fighter is planned to be bigger than the F-22. FC-31:More on the new testing.An a bit more: the Chinese are reportedly offering the FC-31 for $70 million (vs F-35 for $105M).And more still. Jane's states...Show More Summary

An Illustration of Coelophysis

A Drawing of Coelophysis Time to reflect on the number of dinosaur and prehistoric animal fact sheets Everything Dinosaur has produced.  For virtually every named prehistoric animal we sell, our dedicated team members research and write a fact sheet on that animal. Show More Summary

Year 5 and Year 6 Explore Deep Time

Stone Age/Iron Age and Before with Upper Key Stage 2 Year 5 and Year 6 pupils at Thorne Greentop School are exploring deep time this term.  The dedicated teaching team have compiled an exciting and challenging scheme of work covering recent human history and introducing evolution, natural selection and profiling Charles Darwin.  A member of […]

Postcards from my childhood

Who doesn't adore a load of loveable lizardy dinosaurs dragging their tails through a bland, generic desertscape - especially when said dinosaurs are endearingly retro, carefully sculpted models? Back in the day, Toyway (known now for...Show More Summary

Lady with an Archaeoceratops

Lady with an Archaeoceratops ~ Watercolour with touches of gouache, approx. 138 mm. diameter Happy New Year! May 2017 be kinder to us all. I promised our regular reader, Andrew Stück, that I would post this piece, after he commented that it's been a while since my saurian incongruities were last seen on the blog. Show More Summary

Palaeontology Predictions for 2017

Palaeontology Predictions for 2017 As 2017 commences, the start of a new year is often a good time to consider what changes, developments and news stories we might expect to blog about in the next twelve months.  For scientists, including those who specialise in the Earth sciences, 2017 will no doubt be filled with exciting discoveries. […]

Tomato and Potato Ancestors Found in Eocene Rocks

Fossil Fruit Reveal the Ancient Ancestry of the Nightshade Family of Flowering Plants Scientists working in a remote part of Chubut Province, Argentina, have found evidence of the ancient berries of a member of the nightshade family (Solanaceae).  Today, some 2,500 species of this diverse plant family are known, many of these plants are economically […]

An Ammonite Aquarium

An Ammonite Aquarium Model Display At Everything Dinosaur, we get sent lots of pictures from customers of their prehistoric animal model collections.  We are always most impressed with the collections and also impressed with the remarkable and innovative ways that fans of prehistoric animals display their models.  For instance, model collector Paleo Paul recently emailed […]

Preparing for Prehistoric Times (Winter 2017)

Prehistoric Times – Sneak Preview (Winter 2017) Banish those January blues with a sneak preview of the next issue of the magazine for dinosaur fans and collectors of prehistoric animal merchandise – “Prehistoric Times”.  The next issue of this quarterly magazine is currently at the printers and once off the presses it will be rushed […]

Evidence of Cryovolcanism on Europa in the Argadnel Regio

Surface composition of pull-apart bands in Argadnel Regio, Europa: Evidence of localized cryovolcanic resurfacing during basin formation Authors: Prockter et al Abstract: We combine Galileo Solid State Imager (SSI) and Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) data to investigate the composition of pull-apart bands in Europa's Argadnel Regio. Show More Summary

New Horizons Prepares for Encounter With Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69

A year and a half after its historic flyby of dwarf planet Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is preparing for its encounter with a second Kuiper Belt Object. Now just two years away from the planned 1 January 2019 encounter with 2014 MU69, New Horizons is in a healthy state as it sails toward the small, rocky, classical Kuiper Belt Object. link.

How Stable Would Organic Molecules be on the Martian Surface

Oxidants at the Surface of Mars: A Review in Light of Recent Exploration Results Authors: Lasne et al Abstract: In 1976, the Viking landers carried out the most comprehensive search for organics and microbial life in the martian regolith. Show More Summary

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