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Dinosaur

1. An employee with a great deal of experience. The term is somewhat of a backhanded compliment as it connotes a curmudgeonly demeanor and resistance to change.

2. A slang term for obsolete technology.
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The newfound Repenomamus fossils are challenging the popular notion that the mammals that lived side by side with dinosaurs generally were as small as shrews and ecologically marginalized, says Anne Weil, a paleontologist at Duke University in Durham, N.
There's an extreme challenge when you're making the sequel of a sequel,'' says Winston, whose hand-built dinosaurs co-exist with computer-generated creatures supplied by George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic.
Usually, new dinosaurs are named for their special characteristics.
Upon re-analysis, it was apparent that dinosaurs weren't just somewhat like living mammals in their physiology--they fit right within our understanding of what it means to be a 'warm-blooded' mammal," he said.
This is the first time we've been able to track the growth of embryonic dinosaurs as they developed.
Of the fossils were found, these dinosaurs had some evolutionary trait that links gap between the early dinosaurs into a more modern dinosaurs.
Also world's biggest carnivore dinosaurs has been found in Neuquen in 1993 and been named as 'Giganotosaurus Carolini.
These dinosaurs were not separate species, as some paleontologists claim, but different growth stages of previously named dinosaurs, according to a new study.
Unlike other feathered dinosaurs, however, this species was not a theropod.
67 million years ago, before the dinosaurs ruled the earth, the atmosphere contained nearly 35 percent oxygen, enough to make you giddy.
Unfortunately, though, some students only study dinosaurs in kindergarten and there are many young students, who may want to become paleontologists, but never get a chance to study fossils in school.