Courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania Don't tell mom the babysitter's dead. Today's news: dinosaur babysitter! Analysis of a group of Psittacosaurus lujiatunensis fossils suggest that one dino in the group was providing daycare: A...Show More Summary
Actor Jeff Goldblum has quite a history when you consider all of his film roles! Think about it: he has chased dinosaurs, turned into a fly, stopped an alien invasion, and lived aquatically—all while becoming a jazz pianist, an internet phenomenon, and maybe become the best-dressed sexagenarian. When GQ declares you the “best-dressed sexagenarian,” that’s saying […]
Fossilized nest suggests some dinosaur parents left teenagers in charge of their young
In White Post, VA, there is a place where you can be transported back in time. This is not Jurassic Park but a place where dinosaurs ruled the earth during the Mesozoic time. You can come face to face with a large array of these giant creatures including 50 different species of dinosaurs, a massive shark or octopus, and King Kong himself. Show More Summary
The origin of flight is a contentious issue: some argue that tree-climbing dinosaurs learned to fly in order to avoid hard falls. Others favor the story that theropod dinosaurs ran along the ground and pumped their forelimbs to gain lift, eventually talking off. New evidence showing the early development of aerial righting in birds favors the tree-dweller hypothesis.
As a young, money-grubbing middle schooler, I experienced a lot of babysitting-related anxiety. What if I dropped the kid on his head? What if it choked on some yoplait? What if an unnamed global catastrophe rendered its entire species extinct? For one babysitting dinosaur, the nightmare was real.
Ethan Gilsdorf got to stay at the most awesome hotel in the country. Meet Stanley the Stegosaurus and friends! Read the rest
Nature is amazing.
A new examination of a rock slab containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one older individual is suggestive of a group of hatchlings overseen by a caretaker, according to a new study.
A 700 Club viewer wrote in to get cantankerous dinosaur Pat Robertson's advice on what to do about her 13-year-old stepson's crushes on other men. Robertson bizarrely suggests that the young man might have caught the gay by being raised by a single mom. Show More Summary
It's a dragon! It's a dinosaur with Bart Simpson's haircut! It's a... 2005 Chevrolet SSR, from the island of Dr. Moreau or some s##t. YIKES. Read more...
Dinosaurs are often depicted as giant, frightening beasts. But every creature is a baby once. A new examination of a rock slab containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one older individual is suggestive of a group of hatchlings overseen by a caretaker, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers. read more
You keep thinking Fred Armisen’s schedule is so busy that he’ll have to stop appearing in random indie rock music videos, but no, he never does. Yesterday, Armisen’s buddy J Mascis, the Dinosaur Jr. guitar hero, released a beautifully weary solo album called Tied To A Star. And now Armisen and Mascis are co-starring in [...]
Solar power and battery capacity will drive old-fashioned utilities in Europe to extinction, starting in 2020, according to a new report.
If you hate back to school time, we've got a bit of good news: This year brings with it the opportunity to study dinosaurs online for free. University of Alberta has an online course in paleobiology that anyone can join as long as their relationship with computers is better than Dr. Grant's.
It’s been a busy day for Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus on social media. The dinosaur mascot which is seen at every home game has today opened his brand new Twitter account. Gunnersaurus got his account with a bang by performing the ALS ice bucket challenge, which he uploaded onto the Junior Gunners’ Facebook page. For his nominations, Gunnersaurus picked […]
One of my all-time most-read posts is 2010's Are County Historical Societies Dinosaurs? in which I took on what I saw as the increasing irrelevance of many historical societies. I've learned that it's assigned in museum studies and public history courses and shows up in some unexpected places. Show More Summary
Another school weapons policy results in another ridiculous outcome. Dinosaurs -- pet dinosaurs -- are involved. As are lawyers, a defensive police captain and a silent set of school administrators. (h/t to Techdirt reader Violynne, who sent this in with the note "Tim's going to love this one: guns and dinosaurs!" And I do. Show More Summary
Jurassic Park has a lot to answer for. When I was growing up, I was convinced Richard Attenborough was a real dinosaur scientist. I was also convinced that Richard was David. When… Continue reading The post Richard Attenborough dies at 90 appeared first on Spectator Blogs.