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Moroccan Authorities Investigate Mexican Dinosaur Auction

Culture Ministry Investigates Sale of Atlasaurus Caudal Vertebrae Moroccan authorities are investigating the sale of a dinosaur's tail that was sold by the Mexican auction house Morton, to an anonymous buyer for around $97,000 USD ($1.8 million Mexican pesos).  The auction, which took place last Tuesday, was held in Mexico City.  It helped to raise

Rainbow Feathered Jurassic Dinosaur

Caihong juji - A Very Flashy Dinosaur A team of scientists, writing in the journal "Nature Communications", have described a new species of feathered dinosaur from Jurassic-aged rocks in China.  The dinosaur has been named Caihong juji, which means "rainbow with the big crest" in Mandarin.  This duck-sized dinosaur sported a bony crest on the

JurassicCollectables Reviews Rebor “Gunn”

A Review of the 1:18 Scale Rebor "Raptor" Called "Gunn" by JurassicCollectables Those talented people at JurassicCollectables have produced another Rebor "Raptor" review.  Following on from their very informative video review of theShow More Summary

More PNSO Prehistoric Animals Coming into Stock

PNSO Shipment Expected at Everything Dinosaur Staff at Everything Dinosaur are expecting a shipment of PNSO prehistoric animal models to arrive very soon at the company's warehouse.  These rare and difficult to obtain replicas and figures will soon be back in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  The shipment will include PNSO Age of Dinosaurs models such

A New Fast Running Ornithopod from Down Under

Diluvicursor pickeringi - Turkey to Rhea-sized Herbivore from the Early Cretaceous Analysis of the fossilised remains of a little Ornithopod have led to the establishment of a new species of dinosaur, one that roamed the Australian-Antarctic rift valley approximately 113 million years ago.  Described from an almost complete tail and a partial right hind limb

Chinese Infantry may Outgun American Troops

link. China claims to have entered its QTS-11 OICW into service. The QTS-11 is of the same breed as the now cancelled OICW the US Army was pursuing, but could not get to work: it involved an air bursting 25mm grenade launcher mated to a 5.56mm assault weapon. Show More Summary

School Prepares for Dinosaur Workshops

Hanging Heaton Primary Prepares for Dinosaur Term Topic Pupils and staff at Hanging Heaton CE (VC) Junior and Infant School (near Dewsbury, West Yorkshire), have been busy preparing their classrooms for the start of the special Spring Term topic - dinosaurs.  Children in class 1 and class 2, comprising the Reception and Key Stage 1

Stealth Saga #71

Sixth Generation Fighters:Long range, hyperspectral sensors are key to defeating A2AD strategies.KF-X:Saab is joining to help develop the AESA radar for the KFX.PAK-DA:Russia claims it will start the PAK-DA prototype Real Soon Now.J-20:China...Show More Summary

SpaceX Commercial Human Spaceflight Missions Slip

Crucial flight tests for NASA’s two commercial crew vehicles are slipping ever closer to 2019. The space agency released the following updated schedules for Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Dragon 2 vehicles today: Targeted Test FlightShow More Summary

China has Begun Building its Third Aircraft Carrier

China started building its third aircraft carrier, with a hi-tech launch system, at a Shanghai shipyard last year, according to sources close to the People’s Liberation Army. One of the sources said Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard Group was...Show More Summary

Downsizing DNA Brings Success to Flowering Plants

Angiosperms Downsized Their Genomes Recently, Everything Dinosaur published an article on the remarkable discovery of Lepidoptera wing scales in Upper Triassic/Early Jurassic drill cores from Germany.  This fossil evidence suggestedShow More Summary

Russia Tested the SARMAT ICBM

Sources in the military or defense industry tell Russian press that the first ejection test of the Sarmat missile did take place in Plesetsk. Normally, MK is not the most reliable source, but this time the information appears to be correct - sources on the other side also say that the test did happen. Show More Summary

China's Second Aircraft Carrier (Shandong) to Start Sea Trials

China's second aircraft carrier might conduct its first sea trials in February, military analysts said after Taiwan media reported that China's first aircraft carrier the Liaoning sailed near the island on Friday. China launched itsShow More Summary

Russia is Expanding its Naval Base in Syria

A plan to expand the Russian naval facility at the Syrian port of Tartus has been formally approved in Moscow. On 29 December Russian President Vladimir Putin formally signed into law a plan that was agreed by Moscow and Damascus on 18 January 2017. Show More Summary

Triassic Inspired Prehistoric Animal Diorama

Triassic Prehistoric Animal Landscape Our thanks to dinosaur fan and model maker Robert Townsend who has sent in to Everything Dinosaur some pictures of his Triassic inspired prehistoric landscape.  Robert has constructed a large diorama complete with prehistoric vegetation, a waterhole and dinosaur footprints in the substrate.  In the latest set of photographs emailed to

The Schleich Tawa Dinosaur Model is in Stock

Everything Dinosaur Stocks the Schleich Tawa Dinosaur Model The new for 2018 Schleich Tawa dinosaur model has arrived and is now in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  The Schleich Tawa is one of three Theropod replicas introduced by the German-based figure manufacturer in 2018, but the only one that represents a hypercarnivore.  The other two Theropods

Ancient Butterflies, Flutter By

Fossilised Wing Scales Provide Evidence of Triassic Moths and Butterflies Butterflies and moths might be regarded as delicate creatures, what with the diaphanous wings and light-weight bodies, but a new study published in the journal "Science Advances" suggests that the Lepidoptera have been around for many millions of years longer than previously thought.  The new fossil

Fossils of Folkestone, Kent by Philip Hadland

A Review of the Fossils of Folkestone, Kent Fossil collecting is a popular hobby and there are a number of excellent general guide books available.  However, the newly published "Fossils of Folkestone, Kent" by geologist and museum curator Philip Hadland, takes a slightly different perspective.  Instead of focusing on lots of fossil collecting locations, Philip

China is Banning Bitcoin Miners

As China’s crackdown on cryptocurrencies broadens to bitcoin miners, some of the industry’s biggest players are shifting operations overseas. Bitmain, which runs China’s two largest bitcoin-mining collectives, is setting up regional headquarters in Singapore and now has mining operations in the U.S. Show More Summary

Estemmenosuchus Scale Drawing

Estemmenosuchus Scale Drawing One of the new 1:20 scale figures from CollectA for 2018 is a model of the Dinocephalian Estemmenosuchus.  We are not expecting this model to arrive in stock until the middle of this year, but we are busy preparing a fact sheet to accompany sales of this Permian herbivore (most scientists state

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