Dinosaurs were discovered in the 1920s, and a century later Arthur Conan Doyle in The Lost World cemented their image in the minds of ordinary people – they became part of pop culture. Along with this, theme parks began to appear in the U.S. in the 1930s. They grew along the federal highways like mushrooms, and most of them were just awful – about the level of street art from tires. Continue reading »
If you haven’t heard about it yet, you will now. Chickens are the closest living relative to the T-Rex. That’s right the mighty fearsome Tyrannosaurs has evolved into a chicken. You thought those tiny arms were ridiculous. Well, look at him now. Continue reading »
Dutch engineering student Esmée Kramer created an incredible exoskeletal mechanical dinosaur costume for herself. The idea for the design came to Kramer one day and she was determined to make it so. She determined what materials she needed, sketched out the design and went forward with the build. Because this was a personal project, the construction took a bit of time, particularly when she encountered some challenges. Continue reading »
The First Dinosaur Tail Discovered Is Preserved In Amber, 99 Million Years Old And Covered In Feathers
A dinosaur tail with beautifully preserved feathers still attached to the bone has been found preserved in amber, and it’s one of the coolest things we’ve ever seen. It’s not the first time feathers have been found trapped in amber, but it is the first time that researchers have been able to definitively link them to a dinosaur. The discovery will provide invaluable insight into how dinosaurs’ feathers looked and evolved – something we’ve never been able to learn from fossils. Continue reading »
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September in rural Japan means two things: farmers are harvesting their rice and the leftover straw is being used to make extraordinary works of art. Specifically, the resulting material is serving as a tool for an artist Amy Goda (previously), who’s creating some pretty terrifying dinosaur sculptures. The talented unconventional sculptor also has a knack for fashioning other giant beasts, including an intimidating praying mantis, an antagonistic crab, and an angry king cobra. Continue reading »
Master Origami artist and chemistry teacher Adam Tran folds some incredibly beautiful objects with paper. From dinosaurs and skeletons to flowers and warriors, it seems nothing is off limits to his folding abilities. Tran is a member of the Vietnam Origami Group, and you can see many more of his pieces on Flickr. Continue reading »
Darren Pearson is a photographer, but he’s no ordinary photographer. At day he works as Creative Director for ‘Danger Brand’. At night he puts on his photographer cape and goes out to make some incredible looking light painting. The work he does only permits him to go out at night, he’s kinda like Batman. Light painting goes by some other names like light performance photography and light art, just to name a few. Continue reading »
Chris Vierra, renowned pumpkin carver from Villafane Studios, creates a lifelike Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture using pumpkins and squash at Field Station: Dinosaurs, a 20-acre outdoor Jurassic learning expedition and family tourist attraction in Secaucus, N.J. on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Continue reading »
It’s not exactly small at 30feet long (9 meters), but you might want to call this newlyidentified dinosaur the littlest giant.
Scientists in Argentina on Wednesday announced the discoveryof the fossilized remains of a unique member of the famous long-necked, plant-munching dinosaurs known as sauropods, the largest land creatures in Earth’s history. The dinosaur, named Leinkupal laticauda, may be the smallestof the sauropod family called diplodocids, typified by thewell-known Diplodocus, which lived in North America, they said. It also is the first of them found in South America. Itlived about 140 million years ago, millions of years afterscientists had previously thought diplodocids had disappeared, according to Argentine paleontologist Pablo Gallina, one of theresearchers.
Argentine paleontologist Pablo Gallina casts a shadow on a projector screen showing the found bones of a newly identified South American dinosaur named Leinkupal laticauda in Buenos Aires May 15, 2014.
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Hvítserkur is 15 meters high cliff and protrudes out of the sea. The sea erosion has carved holes through its foundations and sculptured it in the unique shape it is today. Some say it is in the shape of a petrified monster. Continue reading »
A new species of tyrannosaur unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah is revealed at the Utah Museum of Natural History Museum in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Paleontologists unveiled a new dinosaur discovered four years ago that proves giant tyrant dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus rex were around 10 million years earlier than previously believed. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann) Continue reading »