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One in three Russians believe Sun orbits Earth, one in five believe humans coexisted with dinosaur

A third of Russians believe that the Sun orbits the Earth, according to a survey on scientific misconceptions published on Tuesday. The number of Russians that did not believe the Earth revolves around the Sun, 35%, had grown from the 28% that believe such in 2007, VCIOM, the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public […]

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77-million-year-old gorgosaurus dinosaur skeleton remains sells for $6 million

The skeleton of a gorgosaurus, a dinosaur relative of tyrannosaurus rex that lived approximately 77 million years ago, has been sold at auction for over $6 million. Sotheby’s said the ancient skeleton, which was discovered in the US state of Montana in 2018, sold for just under $6.07 million as part of its natural history […]

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Dinosaur footprints dating back 100 million years discovered at restaurant in China

Dinosaur footprints dating back 100 million years have been discovered in southwestern China after a sharp-eyed diner spotted them in a restaurant’s outdoor courtyard. Several stone pits at the restaurant in Leshan, Sichuan province, contained the footprints of two sauropods, a type of dinosaur that lived during the early Cretaceous period, said Lida Xing, a […]

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Chinese scientists find perfectly preserved dinosaur embryo that was just about to hatch

Scientists have announced the discovery of a perfectly preserved dinosaur embryo that was preparing to hatch from its egg, just like a chicken. The embryo was discovered in Ganzhou in southern China and researchers estimate it is at least 66 million years old. It is believed to be a toothless theropod dinosaur, or oviraptorosaur, and […]

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Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs began the evolution of snakes

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, caused devastation among most animals and plants shaped the future of snakes, a new study claims. But scientists say a handful of surviving snake species were able to thrive in a post-apocalyptic world by hiding underground and going long periods without food. The resilient reptiles then spread out […]

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Palaeontologists in Australia discover new dinosaur species, among the biggest in the world

Palaeontologists in Australia have identified a new species of dinosaur, naming it the Australotitan cooperensis and recognising it not only as the largest animal to ever roam the continent but also among the biggest in the world. Australotitan, or the southern titan, was a long-necked sauropod that is estimated to have reached 25-30 metres in […]

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Missing man found dead inside a large dinosaur statue in Spain

A 39-year-old man in Spain who was reported missing was found dead inside a large dinosaur statue. According to reports, a father-son duo, noticed some smell coming out from the papier-mache stegosaurus in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a satellite town of Barcelona. On inching close to the dinosaur statue, father saw the corpse through a crack […]

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Asteroid that killed dinosaurs gave birth to the Amazon rainforest

The asteroid that is believed to have killed dinosaurs gave birth to our planet’s tropical rainforests, study suggests. Researchers used fossil pollen and leaves from Colombia to investigate how the impact changed South American tropical forests, including the Amazon rainforest. After the 12km-wide space rock struck Earth 66 million years ago, the type of vegetation […]

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Four-year-old girl finds well-preserved dinosaur footprint on a beach

A well-preserved dinosaur footprint has been discovered by a four-year-old girl on a beach. Lily Wilder spotted it at Bendricks Bay, Barry, in the Vale of Glamorgan and scientists believe it could help establish how they walked. The footprint, spotted in January, is 220 million years old and had been preserved in mud. While it […]

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Glittery Dinosaur went alongside NASA astronauts aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

A dinosaur has made it to space. On May 30, Elon Musk’s SpaceX scripted history as it successfully launched two NASA astronauts aboard Crew Dragon fixed atop Falcon 9 rocket – first commercial company to do so. The Crew Dragon docked on the International Space Center after a near 24-hour journey with NASA astronauts Bob […]

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Man breaks into museum to click selfies with dinosaur skulls

A Sydney man will face court on Monday after allegedly breaking into Australia’s oldest museum and snapping selfies with the dinosaur exhibit. The man broke into the heritage-listed Australian Museum in Sydney’s CBD just after 1am on Sunday 10 May, and was captured on CCTV cameras wandering around the exhibits for around 40 minutes, according […]