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Dinosaurs First Evolved Wings for Courtship, Not Flight

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October 26, 2012
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New feathered dinosaur fossils show the earliest wings were for attracting mates.


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Studio Guest: Oliver Wings

Studio Guest: Oliver Wings

Deutsche Welle (May 28, 2012) — Our studio guest Oliver Wings is a dinosaur researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity. He speaks with us about the importance of research on dinosaurs to modern science.
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Dinosaur Farts May Have Caused Global Warming

Dinosaur Farts May Have Caused Global Warming

Buzz60 (May 8, 2012) — Dinosaurs could have released enough methane gas to warm the prehistoric Earth, researchers in the United Kingdom say. According to scientists, the gassy emissions fromSauropods, which are large plant-eating dinosaurs, would have been equal to the greenhouse gases currently produced by natural and man-made sources. Patrick Jones has more on the study.
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Four Freakiest Dinosaurs That Should Be in 'Jurassic Park 4'

Four Freakiest Dinosaurs That Should Be in 'Jurassic Park 4'

Buzz60 (Oct. 16, 2012) — Dinosaurs are a huge part of pop culture due to the success of the 'Jurassic Park' movies. Tyrannosaurus Rex is a household name, but John Basedow found four freakishly bizarre, lesser known dinosaurs that could steal T-Rex's thunder if Steven Spielberg casts them in 'Jurassic Park 4'.
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Tiny Fanged, Quilled Dinosaur Discovered

Tiny Fanged, Quilled Dinosaur Discovered

Newsy (Oct. 3, 2012) — A University of Chicago scientist believes the bizarre-looking Pegomastax was one of the first plant-eating dinosaurs.
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