Recent Dinosaur News Recap
If you’re serious about paleontology then you likely keep up with dinosaur news as often as possible. Unfortunately for me, due to the multiple roles that I play in my life, I sometimes find that I am falling behind in the latest headlines. Today I wanted to take a look back and recap a few of the more recent dinosaur news headlines.
Recent Dinosaur News Headlines
The dracula dinosaur that had bristles and fangs was reported by Fox News in early October and features a somewhat haunting depiction of what this dinosaur could have looked like.
The eating habits of herbivores were brought to light in this NBC article on the incredible chewing power of giant plant eating dinosaurs.
The batteries of hundreds of complex teeth of the duck billed dinosaurs was discussed in this article from the LA Times. This recent research takes a closer look at the six materials that made up these grinding factories.
This article by the Huffington Post caught a lot of attention when it declared that the Jurassic Park dinosaur cloning scenario would never be possible due to DNA half life. Most in the paleontological community knew this already; however, it came as a shock to those less versed in paleontology.
For those theme park lovers out there, the news that Dinosaurs Alive would be coming to Carowinds in 2013 was a welcomed announcement. The exhibit will cover five acres and feature thirty two dinosaurs!
The Smithsonian blog also featured a great article this past month that focuses on just how dinosaurs may have slept. While the article is full of speculation it is well worded and offers a couple of facts to back up recent assumptions on how the prehistoric beasts dozed.