April 18, 16:09 | Ivan Ukhov
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.
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.
The Huffington Post
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.