Dinosaurs

  • Palaeontologists have discovered the world's first swimming dinosaur in Morocco September 13, 2014

    New York: In a surprise find, palaeontologists have discovered the world's first known swimming dinosaur a 15metrelong behemoth with a crocodilelike face. The creature called Spinosaurus aegyptiacus had feet well suited to paddling and a saillike structure rising from its spine. It also had unusually dense bones, possibly to help weigh...
  • New dinosaur species unearthed in Tanzania September 9, 2014

    Washington: A rare discovery of dinosaur bones in Tanzania has led scientists to identify a new species of longextinct, leafeating dinosaur, according to research published on Tuesday. Named Rukwatitan bisepultus, the remains of the majestic creature were found in a cliff wall in the Rukwa Rift Basin of Southwestern Tanzania....
  • Just be glad these aren't around today. Behemoth Argentine dinosaur Dreadnoughtus makes the T Rex look puny September 6, 2014

    The word big does not do justice to a massive, longnecked dinosaur that shook the Earth in Argentina about 77 million years ago. Try colossal, enormous, gargantuan and stupendous and you might come close to an accurate description of this behemoth, known to scientists as Dreadnoughtus schrani. Scientists on Thursday announced...
  • IndianAmerican scholar to explore dinosaur extinction August 30, 2014

    Houston: An IndianAmerican scholar has won the prestigious 'FulbrightNehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award' which includes a grant to study the causes behind Dinosaur extinction. Sankar Chatterjee, a Horn Professor of Palaeontology and Curator at the Museum of Texas University, will travel in the spring of 2015 to India to continue...
  • US boy suspended, arrested for writing about killing dinosaur August 25, 2014

    New York: In a bizarre incident, a 16yearold high school boy in the US was suspended and arrested for writing about killing his neighbour's pet dinosaur using a gun in an assignment. Alex Stone, 16, was suspended from Summerville High School in South Carolina and arrested last week over the incident. "I...
  • 'Why did he kill such a rare animal?' Gullible trolls on Facebook outrage over why Steven Spielberg KILLED a dinosaur July 13, 2014

    The internet can be a very sensitive place and it doesn't discriminate. Internet users do not care if you hunt for a living or you are Steven Spielberg, you won't be forgiven if you kill an animal. Killing dinosaurs is also a crime and Steven Spielberg deserves to be jailed....
  • Fossilised dinosaur eggs allegedly stolen from museum February 3, 2014

    Fossilised dinosaur eggs preserved at Fossil Park 'Ashmedha' near the historic Mandu town in Dhardistrict were allegedly stolen by some unidentified persons, a senior police official said in Dhar on Sunday. A case has been registered against unidentified persons under Section 498 and Section 380 of the Indian Penal Code they...
  • Watch: London museum offers chance to sleep with dinosaurs December 30, 2013

    London's Natural History museum is offering adults a chance to enjoy their very own night at the museum. Guests can enjoy a dinner, stand up comedy, horror movies and also a chance to sleep amidst dinosaurs. ...
  • Rare diplodocus dinosaur sells for $650,000 at British auction December 1, 2013

    London: The skeleton of a diplodocus dinosaur that roamed what is now the United States some 160 million years ago was sold for 400,000 pounds ($651,100) to an unidentified public institution at an auction in Britain on Wednesday. Misty, as the dinosaur was nicknamed, will later be put on public display,...
  • US returning trove of dinosaur fossils to Mongolia May 11, 2013

    New York: The United States will return to Mongolia more than a dozen illegally smuggled dinosaur skeletons, including two Tyrannosaurus bataars that are 70 million years old and at least six fossilized Oviraptors, US officials said on Friday. The announcement followed the handover to Mongolian officials on Monday of another T...
  • Assam: Possible remains of a dinosaur found March 25, 2013

    Chirang: A near intact skeleton of what could be of a dinosaurus has been found in Assam's Chirang district, a senior forest official said. The six feet high skeleton was originally found on the bank of the Kuklung river by villagers of Nakrapatiguri when they went on a pilgrimage to...
  • 7yearold science genius is author of two books January 17, 2013

    Kolkata: Sevenyearold Pritvik is a science genius. He has already authored two books on paleontology. The Class 4 student from Kolkata has taken the world of science by storm with his book 'When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth'. For the class 4 student who also teaches four classes including his seniors,...
  • T'puram: Dinosaur Park opening on Children's Day September 19, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Dont shudder while standing near a dinosaur that opens and closes its jaws, wagging its tail and producing loud noise. Soon, one could experience all these at the Evolution Park at the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum in the city. The models of 13 dinosaurs are being readied...
  • Peek behind the making of 'Terra Nova' dinosaurs October 12, 2011

    Los Angeles: Everybody knows what dinosaurs look and sound like. After all, who hasn't seen the 'Jurassic Park' movies. So what if your boss is Steven Spielberg the guy who created that movie and is chiefly responsible for those dinosaurs? And he says that for his new TV show,...
  • $8 million iPad 2 features dinosaur bone July 30, 2011

    Moscow: Stuart Hughes, British designer of exclusive gadgets, encrusted an iPad 2 with diamonds, gold and shards of real dinosaur bone and has put it up for sale on his website for five million pounds ($8 million). The gadget's rear section features two kilograms of 24carat gold and the front frame...
  • Remains of first onefingered dinosaur found January 25, 2011

    Washington: Paleontologists have discovered what they claim is the remains of the world's first known bugeating dinosaur which sported just a single finger on each of its hands and weighed just 450 grams. The tiny onefingered beast has been named 'Linhenykus monodactylus'. Linhenykus means "claw from Linhe", the city in Inner...
  • It's official: An asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs March 5, 2010

    London: A giant asteroid smashing into Earth is the only plausible explanation for the extinction of the dinosaurs, a global scientific team said on Thursday, hoping to settle a row that has divided experts for decades. A panel of 41 scientists from across the world reviewed 20 years' worth of...
  • Watch: Tamil geologists discover biggest dinosaur eggs October 2, 2009

    The eggs were 13 to 20 cm in diameter and were found lying in sandy nests. ...
  • Dinosaur eggs found in TN, say geologists October 2, 2009

    Salem(Tamil Nadu)/Chandigarh: The discovery of hundreds of fossilised dinosaur eggs in Tamil Nadu at a nesting site by a Periyar University team triggered excitement on Thursday among Indian geologists who called it an "exciting find". The find probably the first in South India underneath a stream in the Cauvery...
  • Masand's Movie Review: Ice Age 3 enormously entertaining July 4, 2009

    Cast: Simon Pegg (voice for Buck), Eunice Cho (voice for Diatryma Girl), Karen Disher (voice for Scratte), Harrison Fahn (voice for Glypto Boy) Director: Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs, the third adventure in the popular animated franchise about our spirited prehistoric heroes, is an enormously entertaining film...
  • Movies today: Kambakkht Ishq vs Ice Age July 3, 2009

    It's a mix of comedy and animation this weekend as the AkshayKareena starrer Kambakkht Ishq hits screens along with a mustwatch the third installment of the Ice Age series. Take a look. Kambakkht Ishq Directed by debutant director Sabbir Khan, Kambakkht Ishq stars Kareena Kapoor as Simrita Rai, a feminist supermodel...
  • Watch trailer: Ice Age III all set for July release April 23, 2008

    New Delhi: For all of you who can't get enough of the animated film Ice Age there's a third film on its way. Titled Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, the movie has some interesting new friends for company. The beloved squirrel Scrat has company, and no its not just...
  • New carnivorous dinosaurs identified in Sahara February 14, 2008

    London: Scientists have identified two previously unknown types of carnivorous dinosaurs from fossils found in the Sahara desert in Niger. According to the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, one of the dinosaurs probably scavenged its prey like a hyena, the other probably hunted live animals. "They are the earliest records of both...
  • Dinosaurs bitten out of existence: Study January 4, 2008

    Washington: A new study by scientists has suggested that dinosaurs might have been wiped off the face off the Earth by biting, diseasecarrying insects over a long period of time. According to the study, the rise and evolution of insects, especially the slowbutoverwhelming threat posed by new disease carriers, could have...
  • Why beetles survived and dinosaurs did not? December 21, 2007

    Washington: A new research has shown that beetles first appeared on Earth at the same time as the earliest dinosaurs but turned out to be much better survivors. Researchers said that today, there are an estimated 350,000 known species of beetle on Earth, and probably several million more yet to be...
  • Chickens were dinosaurs once: study June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Palaeontologists have long accepted that birds are a form of dinosaur. Now the theory that the most feared dinosaur of all, Tyrannosaurus Rex, evolved into the modernday chicken has been given scientific backing with the discovery of some prehistoric collagen, says The Daily Mail. But scientists were surprised...
  • Dinosaur eggs reportedly found in MP June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Three explorers have recovered more than 100 fossilised eggs of dinosaurs in a remote area, a news report said Monday. The amateurs also found footprints of the dinosaurs through which they could also trace the 'track way' of the now extinct heavy animals, The Hindustan Times Web site quoted...
  • Giant dinosaur bones found in Spain December 23, 2006

    Washington: The fossil bones of what may have been Europe's largest animal ever, a new type of dinosaur, have been discovered in Spain. Discovery of the sauropod, estimated to have weighed between 40 and 48 tons, is reported in Friday's issue of the journal Science. Named Turiasaurus riodevensis, the animal lived...
  • Dinosaur nest gets good bid in auction June 21, 2007

    Los Angeles: An unusually wellpreserved 65 millionyearold dinosaur nest containing fossil eggs sold in an auction for nearly $420,000. Auction house Bonhams and Butterfields had estimated the raptoid nest, which contained exposed embryos of the predators, would go for between $180,000 and $20,000 auction officials said. Details of the buyer in...
  • A dinosaur that can yawn, sigh, sniff November 22, 2006

    New York: Scientists have developed a robotic dinosaur which can react to emotions. It can wag its tail and offer a shake hand if addressed with compassion and display signs of depression. The robot would also yawn, sigh, sniff, sniffle, snore, cough, hiccup and even sneeze, CNET online news service...