Alex Preston

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A Review of ‘Madagascar: Ghosts of the Past’ at Bruce Museum

Large theropod dinosaurs like this <i>Majungasaurus</i> (the same suborder as <i>T.rex</i>) roamed ancient Madagascar. The island has seen several waves of …

Zoology

Dinosaur-Age Cockroach Was Fearsome Predator

(Newser) – A mean-looking cockroach that lived alongside the dinosaurs had a long neck, swiveling head, and elongated legs that enabled it to …

Paleontology

Perplexing ‘platypus’ dinosaur discovered in Chile

It doesn't <i>resemble</i> a platypus, but the newest species of theropod -- the dinosaur group that included <i>Velociraptor</i> and <i>Tyrannosaurus</i> and evolved into modern birds -- is a similarly confusing hodgepodge of dino qualities.<p>[<i>The platypus is so weird that scientists thought the first specimen was a …

Dinosaurs

Vintage Dinosaur Art: <i>The Superbook of Dinosaurs</i

Given the despairingly awful recent parliamentary election result in the country in which I happen to live, it's a good thing that Vintage Dinosaur …

Ancient brain fossils hint at the first evolution of heads

Animals didn't always have heads. We know that sometime during the Cambrian Period -- around 500 million years ago, as animals transitioned from the squishy likes of the penis worm to hard-bodied arthropods -- body segments started transitioning into something like the head/body differentiation we …

Paleontology

One for the Beasts

I like dinosaurs. A lot. Their bones were what first inspired me to start asking questions about the past and, many years later, set me on a path of professionally puzzling over prehistory. But I can’t give all the credit to fantastic saurians.<p>Mammals have always been part of my ancient education, …

15 Extraordinary Animal Facts That Are Hard To Believe!

<b>11. The ‘Mimic Octopus’ can transform into more than 15 different shapes – including snake, stingray, lionfish, and furry turkey.</b><p>The Mimic Octopus …

Dinosaur Survival arrives with ARK: Survival Evolved, watch the announcement trailer here

With <b>Jurassic World</b> just around the corner there really couldn’t be a better time for Studio Wildcard to announce their latest game. <b>ARK: Survival</b> …

Cenozoic Era: Facts About Climate, Animals & Plants

The Cenozoic Era, which began about 65 million years ago and continues into the present, is the third documented era in the history of Earth. The …

Paleontology

Stephen Hawking: "We should colonise other planets or We’re Finished"

Renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking says humankind must colonize other planets to <br>guarantee the future of the species. He also stated that …

San Diego's 'Frozen Zoo' Might be Able to Resurrect Species ... But is This the Best Way to Save Animals? - One Green Planet

In recent weeks, San Diego Zoo’s “Frozen Zoo” has been widely publicized in international press. The Frozen Zoo constitutes a hoard of sperm, egg and …

Endangered Species

10 Terrifying Flying Reptiles That Went Extinct Long Ago

When most people think about prehistoric reptiles, many inevitably think of the lumbering dinosaurs. There’s good reason for that as they were the …

Dinosaurs

Let's uncover the mysteries in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

A long, long weekend ago, in a galaxy called the Milky Way, we got our first glimpse of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>.<p>It is a teaser trailer in the purest sense of the word. Although we saw glimpses the franchise's future in motion, we didn't get any details about characters or plot or settings. That …