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The lost world: Why do people spend millions on dinosaur skeletons?
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The lost world: Why do people spend millions on dinosaur skeletons?

A Gorgosaurus skeleton was recently sold for $6.1 million at an auction in New York. Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Russel Crowe and Nicolas Cage are also known to have dinosaur skeletons in their collections. What's the deal?

Largest triceratops skeleton unearthed, Big John, was auctioned for 6.6 million euros in Paris
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Largest triceratops skeleton unearthed, Big John, was auctioned for 6.6 million euros in Paris

Big John's skeleton is 60 percent complete and was unearthed in South Dakota in the United States in 2014 and put together by specialists in Italy.

Jurassic Park, and the diabolically sumptuous pleasure of watching dinosaurs enjoy a human feast
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Jurassic Park, and the diabolically sumptuous pleasure of watching dinosaurs enjoy a human feast

To see a couple of privileged folk, frantically trying to scramble their way to safety, their faces whiter than their original white after what they have just seen. It is oddly satisfying to see how it ends for them, because I know it will.

Big John, world's largest Triceratops fossil, to go under the hammer at Paris auction house
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Big John, world's largest Triceratops fossil, to go under the hammer at Paris auction house

The bones of the 66 million year old dinosaur, described as ‘miracle of nature and work of art’, is expected to be sold for an estimated $1.8 million on 21 October

Introducing Australotitan: Australia's largest dinosaur was as big as two buses combined
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Introducing Australotitan: Australia's largest dinosaur was as big as two buses combined

Nicknamed Cooper, it lived in southwest Queensland between 92–96 million years ago, when Australia was attached to Antarctica.

Remains of massive plant-eating lizard in Argentina likely the largest, oldest ever found
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Remains of massive plant-eating lizard in Argentina likely the largest, oldest ever found

Titanosaurs, thought to have been among the largest animals to walk the Earth, may have lived longer ago than previously thought.

Dinosaur migration was partly delayed by climate, herbivores took longer to traverse North: Study
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Dinosaur migration was partly delayed by climate, herbivores took longer to traverse North: Study

All the early dinosaurs appear to originate in modern-day South America, some 230 million years ago, after which they moved North.

Climate change reference curve spanning 66 mn years made using ocean sediments
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Climate change reference curve spanning 66 mn years made using ocean sediments

The reconstruction and analysis show that Earth's climate can be grouped into discrete states, based on changing greenhouse gas levels and growth of polar ice sheets.

Bones of herbivorous dinosaur show it lived with malignant cancer, only to die in a flood
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Bones of herbivorous dinosaur show it lived with malignant cancer, only to die in a flood

The bone of the dinosaur was discovered in Alberta in 1989 and could be dated back to 76 million years ago.

Scientists identify new dinosaur species as the largest flying mammal to live
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Scientists identify new dinosaur species as the largest flying mammal to live

Despite their large size and wide distribution, only fragmentary remains have been unearthed.

Fifteen fossilized dinosaur eggs provide clues on prehistoric parenting skills
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Fifteen fossilized dinosaur eggs provide clues on prehistoric parenting skills

The eggs were found by dinosaur hunters in the Javkhlant region of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.

Fossil found in 1980 in Texas has been identified as a new dinosaur species
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Fossil found in 1980 in Texas has been identified as a new dinosaur species

It is been identified as a species of the duckbilled dinosaur because of its aquiline nose and shovel-shaped jaw

Researchers have found whole lizard in the stomach of a new dinosaur species
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Researchers have found whole lizard in the stomach of a new dinosaur species

The lizard is likely a new species as well and has been named Indrasaurus after Lord Indra.

Fossil of bat-winged dinosaur points to early era of prehistoric flight in animals
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Fossil of bat-winged dinosaur points to early era of prehistoric flight in animals

Feathers and wins similar to those of a bat, these creatures were nature's experiment in aviation.

Meet Tyrannosauroid: The three-foot-tall cousin of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex
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Meet Tyrannosauroid: The three-foot-tall cousin of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex

The discovery gives researchers a peek into tyrannosaurs evolution before they took over the planet.

Fossil hunter trying to sell baby T-Rex skeleton on eBay, paleontologists are pissed off
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Fossil hunter trying to sell baby T-Rex skeleton on eBay, paleontologists are pissed off

None of the 2000+ billionaires in the world have bid on the fossil yet, but the owner is hopeful.

Volcanoes caused the 'Great Dying' mass extinction 252 million years ago: Study
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Volcanoes caused the 'Great Dying' mass extinction 252 million years ago: Study

Over 95% of life on Earth was killed off over hundreds of thousands of years in the Great Dying.

Excavated skeleton of long-necked plant-eater sheds light on dinosaur evolution
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Excavated skeleton of long-necked plant-eater sheds light on dinosaur evolution

Scientists found fossils Mnyamawamtuka moyowamkia dinosaur that measured roughly 26 feet long.

Plant-eating dinosaur that used its spiny back to fight off predators unearthed
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Plant-eating dinosaur that used its spiny back to fight off predators unearthed

Bajadasaurus was a quadruped and part of the Sauropod family and lived until 70 million years ago.

The Re-Origin of Species: Should extinct animals be given a second chance at life? A new book offers some answers
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The Re-Origin of Species: Should extinct animals be given a second chance at life? A new book offers some answers

Many scientists across the world are trying to bring back lost species, like the mammoth, passenger pigeon and even the dinosaur, to life. Torill Kornfeldt, a Swedish science journalist, visited many of these scientists in their laboratories to find out how far they had reached in their individual quest.