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'Power Rangers' Plot News: Film Opens on Cretacean-Period Earth, Meet the New Characters

The plot details for the next "Power Rangers" reboot movie has finally been revealed and according to reports, it will open up on Earth during the cretaceous period.

We're Getting A Giant Shark Movie, Get The Details

It appears that the Cretaceous killer success of Jurassic World may have provided enough momentum to get a long-idle project about a gigantic prehistoric throwback of a shark to shallow waters. It is being reported that a film basedShow More Summary

The effects of secular calcium and magnesium concentration changes on the thermodynamics of seawater acid/base chemistry: Implications for Eocene and Cretaceous ocean carbon chemistry and buffering

Reconstructed changes in seawater calcium and magnesium concentration ([Ca2+], [Mg2+]) predictably affect the ocean’s acid/base and carbon chemistry. Yet inaccurate formulations of chemical equilibrium “constants” are currently in use to account for these changes. Show More Summary

A red-blooded dinosaur tale

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

They looked, as one researcher said, like “rubbish,” eight seemingly inconsequential dinosaur fossils from the Cretaceous Period that sat in a London museum’s collection for more than a century after being found in Canada’s Alberta province.Read full article >>

Fibres and Cellular Structures Observed in Dinosaur Fossils

Soft Tissue Preservation in Late Cretaceous Dinosaur Bones When Everything Dinosaur team members were first informed of a paper being published that reported on “blood cells and soft tissue” having been discovered in dinosaur fossils the day before the film “Jurassic World ” was released, there was some scepticism around the office.  Amid the inevitably […]

Gigantic Shark In Texas? Ancient Beast Was Over 20 Feet Long

The bones of a gigantic shark were found in Texas’ Duck Creek Formation. Although the remains date back to the early Cretaceous Period, scientists believe the ancient beast was more than 20 feet long. As reported by Newsweek, the unusual bones were discovered in 2009 by Janessa A. Show More Summary

Behold “Hellboy,” A Horned Dinosaur Unlike Any Other

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Paleontologists in Alberta have described a fiercely intimidating Cretaceous Period dinosaur that featured a distinct set of facial horns and spines at the back of its skull. Read more...

20-foot ‘gigantic shark’ fossil found in Texas, showing Early Cretaceous were much larger than previously thought.

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

In 2009, Janessa A. Doucette-Frederickson tripped over what she thought was a rock while exploring a dig in the Duck Creek Formation of Texas. When she later examined it with co-researcher Joseph Frederickson, who was then her boyfriend and is now her husband, they realized it was in fact a giant...

An unusual theropod frontal from the Upper Cretaceous of north Patagonia

An unusual theropod frontal from the Upper Cretaceous of north Patagonia. 2015. Alcheringa. Carabajal & Coria Abstract: We report an isolated left frontal (MCF-PVPH 320) corresponding to a medium-sized theropod dinosaur from the Portezuelo Formation (Coniacian) of northern Patagonia. Show More Summary

Late Cretaceous Hellboy

Image by Julius Csotonyi Welcome Regaliceratops to the pantheon of horned-dinosaurs. Read about it in the Globe and Mail

Regaliceratops peterhewsi: A Maastrichtian Cretaceous Chasmosaurine Ceratopsid Nicknamed 'Hellboy'

A New Horned Dinosaur Reveals Convergent Evolution in Cranial Ornamentation in CeratopsidaeAuthors:Brown et alAbstract:Ceratopsid (horned) dinosaurs are an iconic group of large-bodied, quadrupedal, herbivorous dinosaurs that evolved in the Late Cretaceous and were largely restricted to western North America. Show More Summary

A 4 Celsius Cold Snap in the Aptian/Albian Cretaceous High Arctic

Mid-Cretaceous High Arctic stratigraphy, climate, and Oceanic Anoxic EventsAuthors:Herrie et alAbstract:Over the past decades, much research has focused on the mid-Cretaceous greenhouse climate, the formation of widespread organic-rich black shales, and cooling intervals from low- to mid-latitude sections. Show More Summary

The Albian/Maastrichtian Cretaceous Vertebrate Fauna of India's Cauvery Basin

Cretaceous vertebrate fauna of the Cauvery Basin, southern India: Palaeodiversity and palaeobiogeographic implicationsAuthor:Verma Abstract:The vertebrate fauna from the late Albian to Maastrichtian succession of the Cauvery Basin, south...Show More Summary

First Evidence of a Post Wildfire Debris Flow From the Valanginian (?) Cretaceous Algoa Basin

Lower Cretaceous deposit reveals first evidence of a post-wildfire debris flow in the Kirkwood Formation, Algoa Basin, Eastern Cape, South AfricaAuthors:Muir et alAbstract:The Algoa Basin is an onshore rift basin filled by an Upper Mesozoic non-marine and shallow marine sedimentary sequence. Show More Summary

Evidence Troodontid Dinosaurs Reused Their Nest Sites

Lay, brood, repeat: nest reuse and site fidelity in ecologic time for two Cretaceous troodontid dinosaursAuthors:Varricchio et alAbstract:Whereas ‘biological site fidelity’ refers to the regular reuse of a favored locale (e.g., breeding...Show More Summary

Study finds: ‘severe cold snap during the geological age known for its extreme greenhouse climate’

The Arctic: Interglacial period with a break Reconstruction of Arctic climate conditions in the Cretaceous period FRANKFURT. Scientists at the Goethe University Frankfurt and at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre...Show More Summary

The Arctic: Interglacial period with a break

Scientists have reconstructed the climatic development of the Arctic Ocean during the Cretaceous period, 145 to 66 million years ago. The research team comes to the conclusion that there was a severe cold snap during the geological age known for its extreme greenhouse climate. Show More Summary

Evidence of Reduced Export Productivity Supporting Living or Heterogeneous Ocean Hypotheses for KT/K-Pg mass Extinction

Evidence for reduced export productivity following the Cretaceous/Paleogene mass extinctionAuthors:Esmeray-Senlet et alAbstract:The Cretaceous/Paleogene (K/Pg) mass extinction was associated with a collapse in the carbon isotopic (?13C) gradient between planktonic and benthic foraminifera and a decrease in bulk carbonate ?13C values. Show More Summary

Go fish! Ancient birds evolved specialist diving adaptations

A new study of some primitive birds from the Cretaceous shows how several separate lineages evolved adaptations for diving. Living at the same time as the dinosaurs, Hesperornithiform bird fossils have been found in North America, Europe and Asia in rocks 65-95 million years old. Show More Summary

Ancient snakes had tiny little hind legs and hunted alongside dinosaurs

last monthHealth : The Checkup

The first snakes originated on land, where they hunted at night in the lush forests of the Early Cretaceous period about 128 million years ago, according to a comprehensive new look at the early ancestors of the notorious reptiles. Oh, and they had tiny little hind legs, complete with itty-bitty ankles and toes.Read full article >>

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