Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The pony version of T-Rex

The name Siats meekerorum means 'cannibalistic monster', and refers to a creature in the mythology of the Utes tribe.
Read all about Siats meekerorum here

Saturday, November 23, 2013

OMG! Domes!

The number one requested thing this year has been glass display domes for the Stegosaurus. We have them. They will hold any of the Tinysaurs, and in some cases, more than one. Make a tableaux with the T-Rex and The Triceratops if you like.

We also have the smaller domes that fit the T-Rex, the Woolly, and the Triceratops. 

Cross-Lock Tweezers now in stock

Make building your Tinysaurs easier with these tweezers.

Make your own sweater

Make or vote here

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Big hands, you know you're the one

Deinocheirus sounds like my new poker name (terrible hand)
This guy had claws that were almost 8 inches long. Unfortunately, his head was stolen by poachers.

Read the APB here

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Using technology for all purposes

If you know me, you know I would totally talk someone with an CT/MRI scanner into doing this.
Read it here

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Going once, going twice...

If you have a spare $9million, this pair of dinos is up for auction next week in New York. The duo is being billed as "Dueling Dinos." There are 69 other lots available in the auction catalog if you don't win the main attraction.

More details here

Friday, November 15, 2013

Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Natural History Fossil Fair tomorrow!

Events are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and everything is free.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/14/3367872/family-picks-dinosaur-lovers-get.html#storylink=cpy

Details here

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

He then swiftly removed their brains...

  Scientists create detailed map of dinosaur brain

"To map the auditory regions of the brain, Jarvis quietened the animals down in a darkened room and then played bird songs to birds and alligator grunts to alligators. He then swiftly removed their brains, froze them, sliced them, and looked at the genes that had switched on in different regions."

Doesn't that sound like a scene from a 50's horror movie? It's science. BUAHAHA!

Read all 'bout it here

Monday, November 11, 2013

Time to clean your dinosaurs.

Dinosaur Sue sprucing up for the holidays

CHICAGO  — The Field Museum's famous Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur skeleton, Sue, is getting ready for the holidays.

One of the 67-million-year-old dinosaur's twice yearly cleanings will happen Tuesday morning at the Chicago museum.

That's when geologist Bill Simpson plans to ride a lift around the dinosaur fossil. He'll blow the dust off Sue with vacuum cleaner, then use a feather duster on all of her 200 bones.

The process takes more than an hour. Simpson's the only person permitted to clean the dinosaur.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Love bugs. Montague and Copulet forever.

Bugs caught in the act 165 million years ago. "Did you feel the Earth move, too? VOLCANO! AAAAHHHH!"

There are only 33 known fossils of insects copulating in the entire fossil record. Most are in amber.

Read all about it here

Friday, November 8, 2013

T-rex's family album unearthed

Rex's great grandaddy, Lythronax argestes, had longer arms. It was found in Utah, and unveiled this week. They're calling it "The King of Gore." RAWR!

Full article here

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Paleontology ain't rocket science

Dinosaur? What dinosaur?

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is storing 3 dino foot prints found on the grounds.

Read the article here

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

That's one big dino omelet!

Seemed like a good place to lay their eggs at the time. 17 preserved nests with about 75 eggs total were discovered in the Gobi Desert.

Read the full story here

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Gardener finds a bone in his greens.

This guy waited 10 years to tell a paleontology museum he found a pliosaur bone in his tomatoes. I guess there's no rush after a few million years, right?

Read the article here

Saturday, November 2, 2013

So, what IS a pterodactyl?

Through their portrayal in the media, in movies, cartoons, comics and science-fiction stories, pterosaurs have been consistently described and depicted inaccurately.

Read the myths and misconceptions here

Must be a pterodactyl

The bony skeletal structure of an origami paper crane. Created following the traditional crane model, for any lovers or the art of paper folding out there.

O.K., not a pterodactyl, but you can see it here

Friday, November 1, 2013

Why did they get so big?

"Sauropods not only pushed biological limits—they also push the limits of our own biological knowledge"

Scientists are wondering if they held their necks upright like a giraffe or if it was held horizontally, and why such large necks for tiny heads.

Download "Sauropod Gigantism – A Cross-Disciplinary Approach" here