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Watch Earth's History Play Out On A Football Field

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This rock was found on a British beach. Some scientists believe it could contain fossilized brain tissue. Jamie Hiscocks/University of Cambridge hide caption

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Researchers Say They've Found A Bit Of Fossilized Dinosaur Brain

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The newly discovered dinosaur species Savannasaurus elliottorum was about half the length of a basketball court and lived some 95 million years ago. Travis Tischler/Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History hide caption

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Geophysicists announced this week that they have successfully collected key samples from the site of the asteroid strike that likely wiped out the dinosaurs. Joe Tucciarone/Science Source hide caption

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Geologists Find Clues In Crater Left By Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid

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Sauropods were one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs to ever walk the Earth. New research helps explain why. Stocktrek Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Superhearing And Fast Growth ... Scientists Learn Why Sauropods Ruled

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An artist's rendering of sauropods that once roamed in a lagoon area on Scotland's Isle of Skye. Jon Hoad/University of Edinburgh hide caption

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Before There Were Tourists, Dinosaurs Strolled Scotland's Isle Of Skye

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A team of blacksmiths, welders, artists and scientists have been working together in Canada to mount the T. rex bones without damaging them. Metal cradles hold 150 of the major bones precisely in place. Research Casting International hide caption

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'Nation's T. Rex' Strikes A Rapacious Pose

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An illustration of Pappochelys, based on its 240-million-year-old fossilized remains. This ancestor to today's turtle was about 8 inches long. Rainer Schoch/Nature hide caption

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How The Turtle Got Its Shell

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The skull of a Giganotosaurus. Courtesy Don Lessem hide caption

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Bankrolling A Dinosaur Dig And Unearthing A Giant: The Giganotosaurus

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Artistic life reconstruction of the new horned dinosaur Regaliceratops peterhewsi in the palaeoenvironment of the Late Cretaceous ofAlberta, Canada. Julius T. Csotonyi/Courtesy of Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta hide caption

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The skull of a chicken embryo (left) has a recognizable beak. But when scientists block the expression of two particular genes, the embryo develops a rounded "snout" (center) that looks something like an alligator's skull (right). Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar hide caption

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How Bird Beaks Got Their Start As Dinosaur Snouts

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An artist's rendering of what Dearcmhara shawcrossi probably looked like in dinosaur times. Todd Marshall/University of Edinburgh hide caption

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Ancient Scottish Sea Reptile Not 'Nessie,' But Just As Cute

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The Smithsonian's Jon Blundell scans the fossilized foot bone — the metatarsal — of the Wankel T. rex to help create a digital 3-D image of the long-dead dinosaur. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post hide caption

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America's T. Rex Gets A Makeover

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Reconstruction of Deinocheirus mirificus. Yuong-Nam Lee/Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources hide caption

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Bigger Than A T. Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump

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Workers at the National Geographic Museum in Washington grind the rough edges off a life-size replica of a spinosaurus skeleton. Mike Hettwer/National Geographic hide caption

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Crocodile Meets Godzilla — A Swimming Dino Bigger Than T. Rex

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An artist's image of Nasutoceratops titusi. Lukas Panzarin for the Natural History Museum of Utah hide caption

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Newly Discovered Dinosaur Sure Had One 'Supersize Schnoz'

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