Daisy Morris was just five when she stumbled upon fossils of an unidentified species of dinosaur on the Isle of Wight. The new dino now shares her name.
Do we really want herds of eight-ton woolly mammoths running all over the place? Of course we do!
Ever since Jurassic Park, we've been trying to come up with practical purposes for dinosaurs, since we know that the day we will be able to clone them is coming. So here's an obvious question: if we were to eat them, would they taste good?
As you have probably never suspected, there is a right way, and a wrong way, to go about eating Triceratops. Since Triceratops have been extinct for, oh, 65 million years (give or take), we haven't been able to do much in the way of culinary experimentin' on them. But Tyrannosaurus had millions of years, and we've now learned its secrets.
Most people think of dinosaurs as slow creatures that lumbered through the world like the stoic cold-blooded lizards we know today. However, there is an increasing body of evidence that dinosaurs had more in common with dynamic warm-blooded mammals — like us!
Believe it or not, there are researchers out there who are actually studying the correlation between flatulence and global warming. Their latest findings: dinosaur fart could have caused global warming 150 million years ago.
Ah, the fearsome T. rex! Mighty carnivore of the cretaceous! Able to scarf down hapless cavemen in a single bite! Possibly snuggly soft and covered with fluff! Yeah, if there's one thing that utterly fails to make giant carnivorous dinosaurs more badass, it's the fact that they (or their relatives) were likely covered in soft, downy feathers.
Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. That's how we feel about the new onslaught of 3D remakes of old movies. From Star Wars Episode I to Titanic 3D, Hollywood just won't let 3D die. Steven Spielberg is joining the likes of George Lucas and James Cameron in reviving a movie with "eye-popping 3D." Ugh.
We've already told you why you need a 3D printer. Still not sold 3D printing is the future? Researchers at Drexel University plan to print robotic dinosaurs cast from real fossils to aid them in their studies.
Back in the early 1990s, I kind of just assumed I'd have a pet dinosaur by now. I probably would have enjoyed naming him something ironic, like Peanut. Or maybe Dino Gillespie. But that's all beside the point because scientists have apparently all been spending their time discovering exoplanets and making dancing robots instead of working on cloning some friggin' dinosaurs. But before resigning ourselves to a decidedly undinosaured fate; there are some faint beacons of hope that may yet result in something resembling a real live rawr-ing dinosaur! I guess better late than never, right? We'll see. Just make with the T. rex, scienceface.