Post Profile

To Move Past Hand-Waving Theories, Scientists Disarm Sue the T. rex

Sue, the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex fossil housed at Chicago’s Field Museum, measures 13 feet tall from the ground to the top of her hip — a grown man balancing on another man’s shoulders, arms fully outstretched, would barely reach the top. But in terms of reach, an average human arm just about matches the length of Sue’s. Relative to her colossal body, that makes Sue’s arms small – puzzlingly small.
read more


Related Posts

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Finally Getting Their Own Tyrannosaurus Rex

Humor : Geekosystem

There are only about a dozen complete or near-complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in the world, and none of them live at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. None of them live anywhere. They're fossils, but none of t...

Burke Museum paleontologists discover major Tyrannosaurus rex fossil

Arts : Artdaily

Burke Museum paleontologists discovered a Tyrannosaurus rex, including a very complete skull. The discovery, which paleontologists estimate to be about 20% of the animal, also includes vertebrae, ribs, hips, and lower jaw bones. The...

Adolescent T. rex unraveling controversy about growth changes in Tyrannosaurus

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

In 2001, a paleontology field crew from Burpee Museum of Natural History (Rockford, IL) were prospecting for dinosaur fossils near Ekalaka, Montana, when they discovered bones of a half-grown T. rex weathering out from exposures of ...

Happy Anniversary to Tyrannosaurus rex "Sue"

Biology / Paleontology : Everything Dinosaur

10th Anniversary of "Sue" Tyrannosaurus rex on Display at the Field Museum Today, May 17th marks the 10th anniversary of the Tyrannosaurus rex specimen known as "Sue" going on display......

Was Mighty T. Rex 'Sue' Felled By A Lowly Parasite?

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

When pondering the demise of a famous dinosaur such as 'Sue,' the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex whose fossilized remains are a star attraction of the Field Museum in Chicago, it is hard to avoid the image of clashing Cretaceous titans en...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC