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Humans apparently hunted giant ground sloths in what is today the White Sand National Monument in New Mexico, according to footprints analyzed by scientists working in the area. This is not to say that it was a Flintstones-like scenario in...

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If you’ve looked at the articulated 150-million-year-old Archaeopteryxfossils, you probably have noticed that they all have a weirdly similar pose; their heads are thrown over their backs, mouths open and tail curved upwards. Scientists have been puzzled for years by what caused this distinctive pose, but now two paleontologists propose an explanation: this characteristic posture was the result of agonized death throes triggered by brain damage and suffocation.

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We’ve already mentioned that an important Dinosaur Value is putting pen to paper.

Putting a (fountain) pen (with blue-black ink) to a piece of fine stationery, often in the form of a thank-you note, is nearing extinction as much as what happened to we dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

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