Fri

20

Jul

2012

Dinosaur Eating Habits Revealed By Analysis Of Diplodocus Skull

From The Huffington Post

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Posted: 07/18/2012 12:52 pm Updated: 07/18/2012 1:15 pm


Call it a prehistoric paradox. Huge herbivorous dinosaurs like Diplodocus—at about 30 meters in length, one of the longest dinos ever discovered—needed to consume vast quantities of plants. And yet scientists have puzzled for years over the Diplodocus’ long snout and protruding, peglike teeth--which don't look like the right equipment for the job.

 

With the help of finite element analysis—an imaging technology commonly used in airplane design—a team of researchers created a 3D model of the Diplodocus skull and used it to figure out just how the dinosaur dined.

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Tue

12

Jun

2012

Yutyrannus Huali, Tyrannosaurus Rex Relative, Was Largest Feathered Dinosaur Ever

From AOL

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer 
Published: 04/04/2012 01:18 PM EDT on LiveScience

Feathered TyrannosaurFirst Posted: 04/05/12 10:58 AM ET Updated: 04/05/12 10:58 AM ET

 

A newly discovered titanic tyrannosaur is the biggest feathered dinosaur yet, reaching up to 30 feet (9 meters) long and weighing more than 3,000 pounds.

 

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Mon

28

May

2012

Maya History Suggests Trade Patterns Played Key Role In Collapse

This undated image shows the Uxmal Mayan ruins. New research suggests trade patterns in Maya history could have played key role in Maya collapse.
This undated image shows the Uxmal Mayan ruins. New research suggests trade patterns in Maya history could have played key role in Maya collapse.

The Huffington Post

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Posted: 05/27/2012 12:19 pm Updated: 05/27/2012 12:36 pm

 

Maya history--and the civilization's "collapse"--continue to occupy the minds of archeologists. Some research points to a series of droughts as playing an important role in the Maya demise. Other researchers propose the ancient Maya were less resilient to fight for survival due to religious beliefs.

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Thu

19

Jan

2012

We still eat Neolithic food

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Date: Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 3:30 AM


In today's encore excerpt - even at the fanciest restaurants, we still eat the same narrow range of meats and grains first domesticated and cultivated in the Neolithic period.

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