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.
How do I know that this poster is what you've always wanted? Because it's what everybody has always wanted. Girls, boys, kids, adults, it just doesn't matter: nothing could ever be as awesome as riding on the back of a realistically fearsome tyrannosaurus rex.
Are you really into dinosaurs and also fabulously wealthy? Well, good news: you can now buy yourself a 20-foot animatronic triceratops for a mere $350,000!
No matter how many mosquitoes trapped in amber you find, you're not going to get any dinosaur DNA out of them, Jurassic Park or no Jurassic Park. Luckily, you don't really need dinosaur DNA to make a dinosaur; you can just take a chicken and devolve it by 100 million years or so, giving it a tail, pointy teeth, and yes, even large talons.
How do you know when you're really rich? When you buy watches with dinosaur bones inside just because you can. The Louis Moinet Jurassic Tourbillon Watch does indeed feature fragments of 130-million-year-old dinosaur bones inside for some reason. Why? I...