New Tyrannosaur named 'Pinocchio rex' May 2014 Pinocchio was smaller than T. rex but its nose was a third longer. A new type of Tyrannosaur with a very long nose has been nicknamed "Pinocchio rex". The ferocious carnivore, nine metres long with a distinctive horny snout, was a cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex. Its skeleton was dug up in a Chinese construction site and identified by scientists at Edinburgh University, UK.
The 66-million-year-old predator, officially named Qianzhousaurus sinensis, is described in Nature Communications. "Pinocchio" looked very different to other tyrannosaurs.
"It had the familiar toothy grin of T. rex, but its snout was long and slender, with a row of horns on top," said Edinburgh's Dr Steve Brusatte. "It might have looked a little comical, but it would have been as deadly as any other tyrannosaur, and maybe even a little faster and stealthier. "We thought it needed a nickname, and the long snout made us think of Pinocchio's long nose." Researchers now think several different tyrannosaurs lived and hunted alongside each other in Asia during the late Cretaceous Period, the last days of the dinosaurs. www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27296357
Biggest dinosaur ever discovered Fossilised bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth have been unearthed in Argentina, palaeontologists say. Based on its huge thigh bones, it was 40m (130ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall. Weighing in at 77 tonnes, it was as heavy as 14 African elephants, and seven tonnes heavier than the previous record holder, Argentinosaurus. Scientists believe it is a new species of titanosaur - an enormous herbivore dating from the Late Cretaceous period.
A local farm worker first stumbled on the remains in the desert near La Flecha, about 250km (135 miles) west of Trelew, Patagonia. Palaeontologists unearthed the partial skeletons of 7 individuals - about 150 bones in total - all in "remarkable condition". By measuring the length and circumference of the largest femur (thigh bone), they calculated the animal weighed 77 tonnes.
"Given the size of these bones, which surpass any of the previously known giant animals, the new dinosaur is the largest animal known that walked on Earth," the researchers told BBC News. "Its length, from its head to the tip of its tail, was 40m. "Standing with its neck up, it was about 20m high - equal to a seven-storey building." www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27441156
Dinosaur footprints discovered in Alaska July 09, 2014 A dinosaur track site discovered in Alaska's Denali National Park shows that herds of duck-billed dinosaurs thrived under the midnight sun. "We had mom, dad, big brother, big sister and little babies all running around together," said paleontologist Anthony Fiorillo, who is studying the dinosaur tracks. "As I like to tell the park, Denali was a family destination for millions of years, and now we've got the fossil evidence for it."
The discovery adds to Fiorillo's growing conviction that dinosaurs lived at polar latitudes year-round. The dinosaur track site, near Cabin Peak in the park's northeast corner, has thousands of tracks from hadrosaurs, or duck-billed dinosaurs. Many of the deep tracks contain preserved skin and "nail" impressions from the plant-eating hadrosaurs. "This is definitely one of the great track sites of the world. We were so happy to find it," Fiorillo said.
Fiorillo and his collaborators also found traces from birds, clams, worms and bugs intermingled with the dinosaur tracks. Other dinosaur denizens who left behind footprints in Denali were ceratopsians, therizinosaurs and the flying reptiles called pterosaurs. Ferns and redwood cones complete the picture of a rich Cretaceous ecosystem.
Dreadnought dinosaur proves flood of Noah September 2014 The Dreadnought dinosaur would be as long as a Boeing 737! New fossils found in Argentina represent the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur ever discovered. Scientists have 70% of the key bones needed to fully describe the creature, Dreadnoughtus schrani.
At 26m from head to tail, Dreadnoughtus was longer than two London buses parked end to end. Dreadnoughtus was still growing at the time of its death. The Patagonian rocks from which it was pulled suggest that the young animal's life was cut short in a catastrophic flood. www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29050114
The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord said, I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created. But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.
The LORD had Noah build an ark, preaching for 120 years, then the door was SHUT, and the floods came.
Scientists Prepare to Solve Mystery of Sumerian DNA August 2014 - The ancient Sumerians, builders of the world’s first known civilization, are a mystery to us. Settling in what we would now call southern Iraq from about 5400 BCE on, they produced a written language, a complex system of mythology, impressive architecture, and a lost world that held regional hegemony for thousands of years. We don’t know where their language came from; we don’t even know where their genes came from. We have no idea who their modern descendants would be, and we’ve never been able to test the DNA of Sumerian remains.
Well, not until now. A complete skeleton from the Sumerian capital of Ur, dating back to about 4,500 BCE, was recently rediscovered in the Penn Museum—and its intact teeth may include enough soft tissue to allow DNA testing. Nicknamed “Noah,” the skeleton appears to have survived an ancient flood and everything that followed:
[British archaeologist Sir Leonard] Woolley’s team found 48 or more graves in a flood-plain, an area which was once subject to regular flooding. The skeletons there were unusually old, dating to an early era known as the Ubaid period (ca. 6500-3800) but only one was intact and fit to be removed. The skeleton and the dirt surrounding him was excavated and coated in wax and shipped to London first. Upon reaching Philadelphia, however, he was lost to time — only one of a multitude.
Until recently, the primary advocates for testing Sumerian DNA have been followers of Zecharia Sitchin, who hold the unusual belief that the ancient Sumerians socialized with extraterrestrials and may have carried alien genes. But there are plenty of more conventional reasons to study Sumerian DNA: it stands to tell us where the first city-builders came from and who their contemporary descendants are. The migration of the Sumerians is one of the great untold stories of human civilization; if we aim to tell it, DNA is the best tool we have. mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/08/scientists-prepare-to-solve-mystery-of-sumerian-dna
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Are some dinosaurs alive today survivors of Noah's flood or man creating them from DNA ala Jurassic Park?
Spinosaurus fossil, a Giant swimming dinosaur September 2014 A giant fossil, unearthed in the Sahara desert, has given scientists an unprecedented look at the largest-known carnivorous dinosaur: Spinosaurus.
The 95-million-year-old remains confirm a long-held theory: that this is the first-known swimming dinosaur. Scientists say the beast had flat, paddle-like feet and nostrils on top of its crocodilian head that would allow it to submerge with ease.
The research is published in the journal Science. Lead author Nizar Ibrahim, a palaeontologist from the University of Chicago, said: "It is a really bizarre dinosaur - there's no real blueprint for it. "It has a long neck, a long trunk, a long tail, a 7ft (2m) sail on its back and a snout like a crocodile. "And when we look at the body proportions, the animal was clearly not as agile on land as other dinosaurs were, so I think it spent a substantial amount of time in the water."
While other ancient creatures, such as the plesiosaur and mosasaur, lived in the water, they are marine reptiles rather than dinosaurs, making Spinosaurus the only-known semi-aquatic dinosaur. Spinosaurus aegyptiacus remains were first discovered about 100 years ago in Egypt, and were moved to a museum in Munich, Germany. However, they were destroyed during World War II, when an Allied bomb hit the building.
A few drawings of the fossil survived, but since then only fragments of Spinosaurus bones have been found. The new fossil, though, which was extracted from the Kem Kem fossil beds in eastern Morocco by a private collector, has provided scientists with a more detailed look at the dinosaur.
"For the very first time, we can piece together the information we have from the drawings of the old skeleton, the fragments of bones, and now this new fossil, and reconstruct this dinosaur," said Dr Ibrahim. www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29143096
Deinocheirus fossils reveal dinosaur behind huge 'T.rex' arms Oct 22, 2014 New skeletons reveal humpback, duck-billed, hoofed, fan-tailed, fish-eating dinosaur. In 1965, paleontologists dug up a gargantuan pair of dinosaur arms in Mongolia. Their shape and hollow build suggested they belonged to a fearsome predator like the two-storey-tall Tyrannosaurus rex — but much, much bigger.
Now, scientists have finally uncovered the rest of the dinosaur those armed belonged to — and found an astonishing animal. "This dinosaur is even more bizarre than we could even possibly have imagined," said Canadian dinosaur expert Philip Currie, who was part of the international research team that made the new discovery. Deinocheirus mirificus was the name that scientists gave to the mysterious dinosaur nearly 50 years ago, after the discovery of its 2.4-metre long arms. www.cbc.ca/news/technology/deinocheirus-fossils-reveal-dinosaur-behind-huge-t-rex-arms-1.2808988
New dinosaur discovered in China January 31, 2015 - New species of long-necked ‘dragon’ dinosaur discovered in China by Canadian paleontologists. Dubbed the Qijianglong (“dragon of Quijang”), the sauropod has a neck that measures 25 feet long, virtually half of its body length. Discovered by construction workers near Quijang City in 2006, the dinosaur is about 50 feet long. Its head and neck were still together. www.foxnews.com/science/2015/01/30/new-species-long-necked-dragon-dinosaur-discovered-in-china
North Carolina crocodile dinosaur March 21, 2015 - Scientists discovered a land-living crocodile which lived long ago. The crocodile, called Carnufex carolinensis, which literally means the Carolina butcher, was a very early member of the crocodile family, but unlike its modern ancestors it was not aquatic, nor a quadruped but prowled around on two legs. It was about 3 meters long and about 1.5 meter tall and had blade-like teeth and a long skull. rt.com/news/242721-butcher-crocodile-before-dinosaurs
So called 'scientists' are so fulla crap.
Woolly mammoths to live again March 23, 2015 - Scientists inserted mammoth genes into the cells of an Asian elephant. Scientists at Harvard University inserted some sequences of Woolly mammoth DNA into an elephant genome. Taking a preserved Arctic permafrost specimen of a Woolly mammoth, scientists analyzed mammoth DNA before reproducing exact copies of fourteen mammoth genes.
The introduction of the genes was done through a new developed technique that allows for precise editing of DNA taking out parts of modern elephant DNA and replacing them the prehistoric genes. rt.com/news/243097-dna-mammoth-cloning-progress
eeChee the dinobat! Bat-like, pigeon-sized dinosaur, kind of a - flying batosaur. A dinosaur with bat-like wings once soared through the skies of what is now China. The Jurassic dinosaur has the shortest name ever given to a dino - Yi qi pronounced "ee chee," means "strange wing." It also appears to be the earliest known flying non-avian dinosaur. He was unearthed at Hebei Province in China and was a flying and gliding animal. www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3284489/posts
Preserved dinosaur blood cells prove young earth The discovery of well-preserved blood and proteins in dinosaur fossil has stumped secular scientists and led Christian apologist Ken Ham to herald the findings as evidence of a young Earth.
Giant Pterosaur in Queensland Australia May, 2011 - Giant pterosaurs in Australia may be related to the ropen of Papua New Guinea, to the north, and to the kongamato of Africa, to the west. During his farm chores after 9:00 pm an boy of twelve saw a large creature with wings on the roof of the shed, just above the door. It was over 6 feet tall, with wings that folded to the side and back, reminiscent of bat wings. www.livepterosaur.com/LP_Blog/archives/1527
Illinois Thunderbird American Indian lore is filled with stories of strange, monster birds with enormous wingspans and the propensity to carry away human victims. They called these creatures "Thunderbirds" because the legends claimed that their flapping wings made a sound like rolling thunder. The birds have been described as having wingspans of 20 feet or more; hooked talons; razor-sharp beaks; and sometimes descriptions that seem oddly close to the pterodactyls of prehistoric times. www.prairieghosts.com/thunderbirds.html
My friend in NZ believes Bigfoot (Yeti) exists, and Pterosaurs etc I have seen Great Blue Heron, and heard the sound of their wings. Rolling thunder could be used to describe it. They are large and powerful birds.