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Rare Fossil Shows Theropod Dinosaurs Are Fast, Dangerous 'Turbocharged' Reptiles
Oregon State University (OSU) scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have completed a study of what they say is the world's most perfectly preserved fossil of a theropod, or meat-eating dinosaur. They believe it provides an unprecedented view of the biology of these ancient reptiles. (1999-01-21)

Rare Fossil Shows Dinosaurs As Fast, Dangerous
Scientists at Oregon State University who just completed a study of what they say is the world's most perfectly preserved fossil of a theropod, or meat-eating dinosaur, say it provides an unprecedented view of the biology of these ancient reptiles and new clues to their lifestyle. (1999-01-21)

Professor Will Connect With Students Live From China Dinosaur Site
On Thursday, Jan. 21, science students at two Indiana schools will communicate live via internet with Purdue University research Richard Hengst, who is on a scientific expeidition to a dinosaur site in southwest China. (1999-01-15)

Montana State University Scientist Contributes To Latest Dinosaur Discovery
Egg shell analysis by a researcher at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont., help confirm findings of rare sauropod embryos in the Patagonia region of Argentina. Frankie Jackson, a research associate at Montana State University-Bozeman, is one of six scientists who described the discovery in the Nov. 19 issue of the journal Nature. (1998-11-25)

First Dinosaur Embryo Skin Discovered -- Unhatched Embryos Are First Ever Found Of Giant-Plant Eating Dinosaurs
A team of researchers announced in the journal Nature the discovery in Argentina of a dinosaur nesting ground strewn with thousands of eggs, dozens of which still have unhatched dinosaur embryos inside. The extraordinary new fossils represent a number of scientific firsts: the first dinosaur embryos with fossilized skin; the first known embryos of the giant plant-eating dinosaurs called sauropods; and the first dinosaur embryos found in the southern hemisphere. (1998-11-18)

Scientist Finds Asteroid Fossil That May Have Caused Global Dinosaur Extinction
The fossilized remnants of an asteroid that may have caused the global extinction of dinosaurs and other species more than 65 million years ago has been found by a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded researcher. (1998-11-18)

Discovery Of New Large, Predatory Dinosaur Reported In Science
Curved claws like giant meathooks and a long, narrow, crocodile-like skull were among the fossil remains of a new genus and species of dinosaur recently excavated in Africa. The new dinosaur belongs to a group of large, two-legged, fish-eating dinosaurs, the spinosaurids, and is estimated to be about 100 million years old. This news release is also available in French. (1998-11-13)

Dinosaur Tooth Enamel: A Key To Investigating Ancient Climate On Land
By analyzing the enamel of dinosaur teeth using a new technique developed at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory, researchers at Carnegie and Macalester College have determined that temperatures in North America during the Late Cretaceous (~75 million years ago) were not dramatically different than they are today. However, Madagascar was warmer and more arid. (1998-10-28)

New Studies Shed Light On Facial Features Of Popular Dinosaurs
Studies by an Ohio University paleontologist suggest that contrary to popular belief, Tyrannosaurus rex probably didn't have lips and Triceratops most likely didn't have cheeks. The assertion could have implications for scientists who study these extinct animals and the toy manufacturers, movie set designers and artists whose recreations of dinosaurs now seem inaccurate. (1998-10-01)

New Evidence From Dinosaur Footsteps Show Massive Herds Once Roamed Northern Alaska
A University of Alaska expedition has discovered a significant variety of single dinosaur footprints and sets of prints, or trackways, on Alaska's North Slope. The discovery provides the first direct evidence that dinosaurs were numerous and diverse in the Arctic 90-110 million years ago. (1998-09-14)

International Research Team Announces Discovery Of Two Species Of Feathered Dinosaurs
A team of scientists announces this week in Nature the discovery in northeastern China of two 120-million-year-old dinosaur species, both of which show unequivocal evidence of true feathers. Both remarkable new creatures provide further support for the theory that birds evolved from small, meat- eating, ground-dwelling dinosaurs and give new insights into the origin of birds. (1998-06-24)

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Nation's First Robotic Tour Guide For The Dinosaur Hall At Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum Of Natural History
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have created an autonomous mobile robot to be a tour guide in the world-famous Dinosaur Hall at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Natural History. It's the first robot to be deployed on the floor of a U.S. Museum to interact with visitors as a permanent part of an exhibit. It can detect the presence of people and lead them on a 15 minute tour using a multimedia format. (1998-05-26)

Scientists Unearth Remains Of A Predatory Dinosaur In Madagascar
Majungatholus atopus had a face so ugly, it was worthy only of a mother's love -- and that of the team of scientists who have recovered an unusually well-preserved specimen of the large predatory dinosaur in Madagascar. (1998-05-15)

Remarkable Skull Of Predatory Dinosaur Unearthed On Madagascar
Several specimens of a large predatory dinosaur -- including a nearly complete, exquisitely preserved skull -- were recently recovered on the island of Madagascar. The discovery is announced in this week's issue of the journal Science by a team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by paleontologist/anatomist Scott Sampson of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of the New York Institute of Technology. (1998-05-14)

Finalists Determined In IFT Student Food Product Development Competition
Six university teams of graduate and undergraduate students are finalists in the 1998 Institute of Food Technologists' (IFT's) Student Association Product Development Competition sponsored by M&M/Mars. This international contest honors the top new food product inventions of university teams based on a written report, oral and poster presentations, and taste tests at IFT's Annual Meeting & FOOD EXPO7 June 21-22 in Atlanta. (1998-05-07)

New Species Of Winged Dinasaur Named For Yale Professor
A newly discovered species of a winged dinosaur has been named in honor of Yale paleontologist John Ostrom, one of the earliest proponents of the controversial theory that modern- day birds are descended from dinosaurs. News that the creature had been named for him caused Ostrom to laugh with delight. (1998-04-21)

New Dinosaur Finds In Antarctica Paint Fuller Picture Of Past Ecosystem
A team of Argentinean and U.S. scientists has found fossils of a duck-billed dinosaur, along with remains of Antarctica's most ancient bird and an array of giant marine reptiles, on Vega Island off the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula. (1998-02-06)

New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi
While it has long been thought that the Gobi Desert's dinosaurs were killed in sandstorms, a team of American and Mongolian scientists report new evidence that some met their death in sudden avalanches of water-soaked sand flowing down dune faces. These (1998-01-07)

Strange South American Fossil Mammals Found In Madagascar And India
A strange group of fossil mammals, heretofore only known in South America, has been discovered on the island of Madagascar and in India. The unexpected discoveries were announced in this week's issue of the journal Nature by an international team of researchers. The team was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by paleontologist David Krause of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. (1997-12-03)

Scientists: Embryo Studies Show Dinosaurs Could Not Have Given Rise To Modern Birds
Careful study of bird, alligator and turtle embryos at early stages offer convincing evidence that conflicts with the theory that modern birds arose from dinosaurs as some paleontologists have claimed since the 1970s. (1997-10-23)

Dinosaur Footprints Trek Across The Southwest
The ghosts of dinosaurs still wander the vast open spaces of the American Southwest, as suggested by their fossilized footprints, a Penn State paleontologist said today (Oct. 20) at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Salt Lake City. (1997-10-20)

Notre Dame Paleontologist Finds Damage Done To T. rex Skull
The skull of what is believed to be the largest Tyrannosaur on record has been seriously damaged by poachers on the northeastern Montana cattle ranch where the fossilized dinosaur skeleton was found, according to University of Notre Dame paleontologist J. Keith Rigby. (1997-09-29)

Largest Tyrannosaur Fossil Unearthed In Montana
A fossilized skeleton believed to be the largest Tyrannosaur ever unearthed was found this summer by a field crew headed by University of Notre Dame paleontologist J. Keith Rigby. The site of the partially-excavated dinosaur, under threat of commercial exploitation, has been secured by Federal law-enforcement officers. (1997-09-16)

Two Recent Fossil Discoveries Show Insects' Recycling Traits
Recent discoveries of beetle-ravaged dinosaur bones and the oldest fossil evidence of ants on Earth have opened a new window on the powerful recycling role played by insects in Jurassic ecosystems, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder researcher (1996-10-27)

Please Pass The Triceratops! Munched Dinosaur Shows Tyrannosaurus Rex Had Strong Teeth and a Powerful Bite
The gnawed remains of a 70 million-year-old victim of Tyrannosaurus rex have provided the key to how powerful the dinosaur's bite really was (1996-08-22)

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