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  1. Hold Onto Your Blunts: New Study Shows Dinosaurs May Have Gotten High on Psychedelic Fungus

    Well, they're all literal stoners now.

    They've figured out how to open doors. Doors to your mind, maaaaaan.

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  2. New Study Says Ancient, Bull-Sized Relative of the Guinea Pig Used its Buckteeth As Weapons of War

    I don't believe they exist!

    Give your guinea pig ample sawdust and carrot peel tonight, for she deserves trappings befitting of a warrior: according to a study published earlier this month in the Journal of Anatomy, the largest rodent yet discovered was an ancient, bull-sized cousin of the guinea pig with strength equivalent to a modern-day tiger's. Guinea pigs are mad hard.

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  3. Tiny Child Paleontologist Knows More About Dinosaurs Than You and Shares His Wisdom

    I want to be this kid when I grow up.

    This kid is not going to be impressed by Jurassic World's featherless dinosaurs.

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  4. ThinkGeek Is Selling Dinosaur Bone Fragments and the Vertebrate Paleontology Community Is Maaaaad

    Because capitalism and dinosaurs go great together!

    If you've ever wanted to own your very own piece of a dinosaur bone, then ThinkGeek has just the product for you! You know—if you also want a whole bunch of dinosaur bone specialists to be very upset with you, that is. Apparently buying these kinds of bone fragments is a double-plus-ungood, and ThinkGeek's now facing heat from the scientific community for making them available for purchase.

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  5. New Study Closes the Evolutionary Gap Between Dinosaurs and Birds

    Hold onto your butts.

    Science has known for a while that birds and dinosaurs are evolutionarily linked, but it's been difficult to establish a direct connection between today's birds and their giant, people-hungry ancestors. Now, a new study uses the existing fossil record and several recent finds of feathered dinosaurs to draw a direct connection, so now we know how they flocked this way.

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  6. The Amazing Scientific Achievements of the Woman Who Kickstarted Paleontology

    "Thanks, Mary Anning." -Steven Spielberg [citation needed]

    Before Mary Anning and her contemporaries, it was still widely assumed that fossils were just remains from existing animals and not generally useful for science (nor put in the ground by Satan). Thought most of her work wound up being published by men because life in the early 19th century was awful, Anning made a ton of important discoveries—including what bezoar stones actually were, because she needed to see the dinosaurs' droppings.

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  7. Today In “Your Dad Naming Things,” Extinct Swamp Beast With Sensual Lips Named After Mick Jagger

    "Ummm, The Jethro Tull! The Parliament Funkadelic! The DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH!"

    An extinct African swamp creature thought to have lived 19 million years ago and believed to resemble "a cross between a slender hippo and a long-legged pig" has been named after Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger.

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  8. Let Some Precocious Kids Teach You How To Pronounce Pterosaur Names

    Impress your friends! Wow your family!

    Pterosaurs are awesome, but their names sure are a mouthful. So to make sure we have all our Latin covered, the American Museum of Natural History enlisted some awesome kids to provide a quick refresher. Now listen up!

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  9. Paleontologists Announce Discovery of “Pinocchio Rex”

    I guess "Cyranno de Bergerex" was taken?

    A study published today in Nature Communications reveals the discovery of Qianzhousaurus sinensis, a long-snouted "cousin" of T-rex who stalked the Earth 66 million years ago and likely lived in constant embarrassment over his nose-to-arm ratio.

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  10. Meet The Eleven-Foot “Chicken From Hell”

    White meat doesn't seem so lame now, does it?

    Apparently Tyrannosaurus Rex had a vaguely ridiculous but still intimidating foe: an 11-foot long feathered dinosaur named after a Mesopotamian monster that paleontologists have uncovered in Hell Creek, Dakota. Chickens: what happened?

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