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Mammalian Ancestors Went Airborne Earlier Than We Thought

The origin of flight remains a perplexing topic in the scientific community, as tends to be the case with any origin story. Flight probably evolved multiple times in different groups. Insects probably started flying over 300 million years ago, and pterosaurs, large flying reptiles, evolved 230 million years ago. Add gliding and the complex origins of mammals into the mix, and the story becomes even more confusing. Read More >>

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Why Bringing Back a Woolly Mammoth Is No Longer Science Fiction

Dr. George Church is a real-life Dr. Frankenstein. The inventor of CRISPR and one of the minds behind the Human Genome Project is no longer content just reading and editing DNA—now he wants to make new life. In Ben Mezrich’s latest book, Wooly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures, Church and his Harvard lab try to do the impossible, and clone an extinct Woolly mammoth back into existence. Read More >>

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Fly Trapped in a 3D Printer is a 21st Century Fossil

Millions of years ago, unlucky animals settled in the sticky resin of trees, only to be trapped and preserved until we humans found them. Fossils of the distant future, however, will probably be a whole lot weirder than bugs in tree sap. Read More >>

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Jurassic Park is So Much More Unnerving When the Dinosaurs are From That Godawful ’90s Sitcom

Yes. The genius illustrator Jen Lewis has taken the two pinnacles of dinosaur entertainment — Jurassic Park and that disturbing ‘90s sitcom about prehistoric suburban dino-puppets — and combined their DNA to create something both wonderful and terrifying. Life truly has found a way! Read More >>

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I’m Weirded Out That Jurassic World 2 Is Retroactively Adding Hammond’s Super Secret Partner

Jurassic World 2 appears to be pulling a Dawn from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. James Cromwell has shared details about his character in the upcoming film, and how he’s connected to the original Jurassic Park series. Apparently, he’s the most important person you never knew was there. (Because he wasn’t.) Read More >>

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This New Amber Discovery Is Like the Start of Jurassic Park but With Ancient Monkeys

A tick sucks some monkey blood. A monkey’s grooming partner picks the tick off. The tick lands in some sap. The whole thing fossilises. Scientists discover the cells inside the tick in the amber. They turn the blood cells into monkey clones and you’ve essentially got some sort of Jurassic Park in real life. Read More >>

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Parkour in a T-rex Costume Is the Jurassic Park Sequel We Really Deserved

You’d think that putting dinosaurs in any movie would be blockbuster gold, but while Jurassic Park was a massive hit, its sequels aren’t remembered as fondly. Instead of rehashing the same ideas from the original, the sequels should have just put a talented parkour runner in a crappy T-rex costume. We could watch Jurassic Parkour for hours. Read More >>

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Largest-Ever Dinosaur Footprint Found in Australia’s Jurassic Park

Nineties kids who’ve always wanted to visit Jurassic Park to meet Jeff Goldblum—and dinosaurs—are in for a treat: A team of palaeontologists from the University of Queensland in Brisbane is claiming to have found the largest-ever dinosaur footprint in a region dubbed “Australia’s Jurassic Park.” While there hasn’t been a Jeff Goldblum sighting (yet), the researchers have identified 21 different types of dinosaur tracks within a 15.5-mile region of the Dampier Peninsula coastline, including a gigantic one measuring 5-feet-9-inches (1.75 meters) in length. Read More >>

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The First Image From Jurassic World 2 Raises Some Dino-Sized Questions

Jurassic World 2 has been filming for about a week now and director J.A. Bayona just released the first official image. In it, we see a young girl in a museum filled with dinosaur fossils. Where could this be? Who is this character? And where did these bones come from? Read More >>

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Scientists: We Shouldn’t Bring Back Extinct Species

Earlier this month, the media was abuzz about “de-extinction,” after Harvard scientist George Church claimed we’d be able to grow a (probably non-viable) wooly mammoth embryo in the next few years. But, in the words of Jeff Goldblum playing Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park: “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.” Read More >>

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Beautifully Detailed T-Rex Bust Was Created Using the Dinosaur Moulds from Jurassic Park

On top of the groundbreaking visual effects that helped bring the stars of Jurassic Park back from extinction, the film’s creators also strived to make some of the dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, as accurate as possible. Which means that Chronicle Collectibles’ new Jurassic Park T-rex bust is the easiest way to hang a prehistoric trophy over your fireplace. Read More >>

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Video Shows How Westworld and Jurassic Park Are Basically the Same Thing

Westworld, the hit HBO sci-fi western, and Jurassic Park, the source of all your favourite Jeff Goldblum GIFs, have one thing in common: They were both based on stories by Michael Crichton. And it turns out, that one thing makes a huge difference. Read More >>

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Why Jurassic Park’s Visual Effects Still Look Amazing Today

Jurassic Park still holds up. It’s an excellent film that’s still fun to watch, the dinosaurs are still scary as hell, and the visual effects still look spectacular. How is that possible? Even though Jurassic Park changed the way films use visual effects, the restraint it used with its own effects is what has made it stand the test of time. Read More >>

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Just in Case You Thought That Giant Gator Was Fake

For those doubting the veracity of the giant fucking gator that traipsed across a Florida golf course earlier this week, behold: Another video of that giant fucking gator. Read More >>

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This Frilled-Neck Lizard Chasing People Down is My Jurassic Park Nightmare

Remember that annoying bastard of a dinosaur from Jurassic Park that sprayed his face open and spewed out poison at people? Yeah, that damn Dilophosaur terrified me as a kid. Actually, I’m still scared of it. So if I saw this frilled-neck lizard chasing me down like this, I’d totally lose it. This little lizard prick never gives up! It’s Jurassic Park in real life. Read More >>