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# Dinosaurs

Last year
# Research
Fossil ‘overturns more than a century of knowledge about origin of modern birds’
Each of the roughly 11,000 species of birds on Earth today is classified into one of two groups, based on the arrangement of their palate bones.
# ichthyosaur
Discovery of UK’s largest sea dragon among ‘greatest’ palaeontological finds
The ichthyosaur is around 180 million years old with a skeleton measuring around 10 metres in length.
All time
# new research
Sauropod dinosaurs preferred warmer regions of Earth, study suggests
The findings suggest the long-necked animals may have had a different physiology from other dinosaurs.
# University of Bath
Dinosaurs were not in decline when asteroid hit, study suggests
The researchers of the latest study say it is difficult to assess the diversity of dinosaurs due to gaps in the fossil record.
# Gobi Desert
Researchers discover species of toothless, two-fingered dinosaur
Multiple complete skeletons of the new species, named Oksoko avarsan, were unearthed in Mongolia by a University of Edinburgh-led team.
# Bones
A new species of dinosaur has been discovered on the Isle of Wight
The dinosaur has been named Vectaerovenator inopinatus.
# Family Tree
'Tiny bug slayer': Scientists discover 10cm creature that may be related to dinosaurs
The creatures – first unearthed in 1998 among hundreds of fossils – are thought to have lived around 237 million years ago.
# Quiz
Quiz: How well do you know your dinosaurs?
Do you know your cretaceous from your jurassic?
# birds of a feather
This feathered creature could be the missing link between dinosaurs and birds
The creature is part of Jurassic Skies exhibition at the National Musem of Ireland in Dublin that looks at the evolution of flight.
# Middle Jurassic
170 million-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered on Scotland's Isle of Skye
Discovery of fossils from this age, the Middle Jurassic, has been limited to a handful of sites around the world to date.
# paleoart
Scientists have managed to recreate exactly what this fluffy, toothy dinosaur looked like
New research from the University of Bristol has brought the fossilised anchiornis to life.
# Remember the Titanosaur
A newly-found dinosaur makes the T-rex look tiny
Researchers who examined and dated them said the long-necked creature was the biggest of a group of large dinosaurs called titanosaurs.
# giraffic park
Dublin Zoo's latest attraction is...dinosaurs
The new exhibit features ‘Stan’ a life-sized replica fossil skeleton of a male adult tyrannosaurus rex.
# t-rex
Tyrannosaurus Rex was able to pulverise bones with its teeth
T Rex could not only crack the biggest of bones, it could also pulverise and ingest them.
# jurassic shark
Chinese man arrested for allegedly stealing 80 dinosaur eggs
The fossilized eggs were being held by a collector. .
# they do move in herds
For the first time ever, a dinosaur tail has been found encased in amber
The tail is covered in feathers.
# jurassic parking
People are loving this car ad featuring a sad Irish dinosaur
This is so sweet.
# cannibals
A 25-year-old PhD student at Trinity has just discovered that sharks used to eat their own young
Dubliner Aodhán Ó Gogáin travelled to Canada to collect 300 million-year-old ‘shark poop’ before making his discovery.
# no mam
This mam thought she had found drugs in her daughter's room but she was so wrong
Ah, bless.
# baby sinclair
10 reasons Dinosaurs was the best sitcom ever shown on Network 2
Not the momma.
# Cloning
Here's how much it would cost to build a real Jurassic Park
How much for one raptor?
# Dinosaurs
Sepp Blatter will be delighted to learn of this referee's punishment for using video technology
FIFA’s crusade against video technology could get this official into trouble.
# lego finds a way
Someone has recreated Jurassic Park using €90k worth of Lego
It took three months but it’s absolutely brilliant.
# Dinosaurs
Woman goes on insane anti-dinosaur rant in mum's forum, fellow users react hilariously
# if you prick us do we not bleed
So it turns out that dinosaurs were neither warm nor cold blooded
Lukewarm-blooded. That’s a thing.
# Tyrannosaurus Wrecked
Man sentenced to jail for smuggling dinosaur fossils
The man was sentenced, despite his work in helping Mongolia open its first dinosaur museum.
# shoot her!
You could own the original velociraptor cage from Jurassic Park
But are you willing to pay almost $100,000 for it?
# all an illusion
This T-Rex optical illusion will have you rubbing your eyes in confusion
It’s actually slightly creepy.
# kung fury
Stop everything and watch this ridiculous kung fu cop movie trailer
There’s ‘hacking reality’, fighting Hitler, giant Vikings and er, dinosaurs.
# going going gone
A real (not live) dinosaur is being sold in the UK today
The 17 metre Diplodocus skeleton named ‘Misty’ is expected to sell at auction for €720,000.
# life finds a way
Parents convince their kids that toy dinosaurs come to life during Dinovember
These parents have dedicated November to convincing their children that their plastic dinosaur toys come to life while they sleep.
# dino-tastic
WATCH: Jurassic Park happened in real life in Brooklyn recently
‘They really do travel in herds!’
# sequels find a way
Will John Krasinski star in Jurassic Park 4?
He’s stepping out of The Office and in to the wilderness.
# giraffic park
Giraffe chase video goes viral, inspires Jurassic Park remix
The internet got hold of it.
# Near miss
Asteroid comes close to Earth - but what would happen if it hit us?
Astronomers say the asteroid will pass Earth safely this evening – but here’s a worst-case scenario guide to what would happen if it didn’t.