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On the News | USA | From the Archives: The Cabazon dinosaur builder @ Los Angeles Times

On the News @ Los Angeles Times Title:  From the Archives: The Cabazon dinosaur builder Scott Harrison Excerpt: “Claude K. Bell, a Knott’s Berry Farm sculptor and portrait artist, opened the Wheel Inn cafe in 1958. To attract customers to the restaurant in Cabazon, he began building dinosaurs. Bell thought big. “The brontosaurus is just the beginning.” he said, ” I’ve got 62 acres alongside the freeway. In the next

On the News | Switzerland | Découverte de Nouvelles Traces de Dinosaure @ Le Matin

On the News @ Le Matin Title:  Découverte de Nouvelles Traces de Dinosaure Excerpt: “L’environnement du Jura au Jurassique supérieur, il y a environ 152 millions d’années, se compare à celui des Bahamas d’aujourd’hui. Les variations du niveau marin y ont permis l’émersion des terres, et donc l’installation prolongée de populations de dinosaures ainsi que la préservation de leurs empreintes. Le nouveau type de traces, baptisé Jurabrontes curtedulensis, est validé

On the News | Australia | Dinosaur discovery in Winton could hold key to sauropods diet @ ABC

On the News @ ABC Title:  Dinosaur discovery in Winton could hold key to sauropods diet Nicole Bond Excerpt: “Scientists are hopeful the discovery of a fossilised dinosaur skeleton in outback Queensland will shed light on what was on the menu around 95 million years ago. The most complete sauropod skeleton ever found in the southern hemisphere is being dug up at a sheep station near Winton, in western Queensland.

On the News | Canada | Drumheller to name downtown streets after dinosaurs @ Calgary Herald

On the News @ Calgary Herald Title:  Drumheller to name downtown streets after dinosaurs Anna Junker Excerpt: “Residents and visitors of Drumheller may soon be driving down streets such as Daspletosaurus Avenue or walking along Pachycephalosaurus Way. The Town of Drumheller recently launched an online poll to gather public input on which dinosaur names are worthy of the new street signs. As a part of Drumheller’s Canada 150 celebrations, the

On the News | UK | Dinosaurs’ sensitive snouts enabled courtship ‘face stroking’, study suggests @ The Guardian

On the News @ The Guardian Title:  Dinosaurs’ sensitive snouts enabled courtship ‘face stroking’, study suggests Excerpt: “Dinosaurs’ faces might have been much more sensitive than previously thought and may have helped them feed more carefully or woo potential mates, according to new research. Experts from the University of Southampton used advanced X-ray and 3D-imaging techniques to look inside the fossilised skull of Neovenator salerii – a large carnivorous land-based dinosaur found

On the News | Mexico | La vida de los fósiles no debe quedar solo en las piedras: Prieto Hernández @ Exprés

On the News @ Exprés Title:  La vida de los fósiles no debe quedar solo en las piedras: Prieto Hernández Excerpt: “La paleontología aporta respuestas que hablan de la diversidad de la vida de las especies y cuál es la naturaleza del ser humano. Esta área se ha transformado profundamente, pues se ha convertido en una ciencia sumamente compleja destacó durante la apertura del XV Congreso Nacional de Paleontología realizado

On the News | USA | La Brea Tar Pits Museum Bracing for a Flood of Fossils This Summer @ Los Angeles Magazine

On the News @ Los Angeles Magazine Title:  La Brea Tar Pits Museum Bracing for a Flood of Fossils This Summer Matthew Segal Excerpt: “The La Brea Tar Pits know no mercy. The world’s most productive urban paleontological dig, they’ve yielded a stockpile of fossils that spill over from the main galleries of the La Brea Tar Pits Museum and into the lab and the cabinets and lockers that line

On the News | Australia | Rare bones bring stampede of dinosaur experts to tiny Qld town @ The Sydney Morning Herald

On the News @ The Sydney Morning Herald Title:  Rare bones bring stampede of dinosaur experts to tiny Qld town Ruth McCosker Excerpt: “Scientists from around Australia have flown to a small western Queensland town hoping they will be able to piece together the country’s largest find of fossilised rare dinosaur remains. In 2015 grazier Bob Elliot found what he believed to be dinosaur remains on his property north-east of Winton.

On the News | Australia | Ancient marine fossils preserved under a busy Canberra bridge @ ABC News

On the News @ ABC News Title:  Ancient marine fossils preserved under a busy Canberra bridge Penny Travers Excerpt: “Thousands of people drive over a small bridge on Canberra’s Fairbairn Avenue every day, unaware that beneath it lay ancient marine fossils. The mudstone rock outcrop on Woolshed Creek contains brachiopods, trilobites, pelecypods, corals and bryozoan fossils from the Silurian geological period. The site was discovered by the father of Australian

On the News | Scientists Have Predicted When Earth Will Be Hit By An Extinction-Level Asteroid @ The Daily Caller

On the News @ The Daily Caller Title:  Scientists Have Predicted When Earth Will Be Hit By An Extinction-Level Asteroid Andrew Follett Excerpt: “The sun may have a companion star that periodically bombards Earth with storms of comets and asteroids, scientists from Lund University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology said Thursday. New studies of Earth’s impact craters found asteroids tended to hit roughly every 26 million years, adding to evidence that mass extinction events