Dinos on Ice

Could Rudolph have been a red-nosed, . . . T. Rex?!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Dinosaur fossils are found all over the world, including the North Pole! What were they doing up THERE? Enter Patrick Druckenmiller from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and

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T-rex Chomps

Photo of T-rex toy

Chomp, chomp! How hard can a teen T-Rex bite? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The adult Tyrannosaurus-rex in Jurassic Park easily bit through metal and rubber. CRUNCH — And bye-bye Jeep! But what about a teenage T-rex?  Enter Joseph Peterson from the University of

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Garden Party

Image of T-rex with skeleton showing.

Bye bye dinosaurs, hello . . . flowers? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs ALWAYS gets a bad rap. But what if it led to — a landscape makeover? With international colleagues, Mónica Carvalho and Carlos Jaramillo from the

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Dino Dexterity

Depiction of pterosaur with opposed thumbs in the forest.

Dinosaurs once ruled the Earth. But how did some get a GRIP on the skies and trees? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  In northeastern China, paleontologists discovered a one-hundred-and-sixty million year old fossil. Trapped inside the rock was a flying pterosaur. With a uniquely

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Ancient DNA

Tuatara (kind of reptile)

Fans of Jurassic Park, listen up! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The tuatara is an ancient reptile with close ties to dinosaurs. It looks like a lizard, but has TEETH — and triple-digit birthdays! What makes this critter so special? Neil Gemmell and an

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Soft Dino Shells

A clutch of soft-shelled snake eggs surrounded by dirt

Which came first? The chicken or the soft shelled egg?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. For ages it was believed that dinosaur eggs were hard shelled – like chicken eggs! But is there a crack in that theory?  Mark Norell and colleagues from the

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Tongue-Tied T Rex

DINO got your tongue? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Dinosaurs are making a comeback… on screen that is! Movies like Jurassic Park had to imagine what these fierce creatures looked like. But have you ever wondered if they had it wrong? Enter an international

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Stone-Age Bouquet

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet… even to dinosaurs? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Flowers from one hundred million years ago had different standards of beauty. Scientists believe they looked differently from today’s flowers, lacking the colorful petals bees love.

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Egg-stra Large Eggs

Baby dinosaur or…Jurassic omelette? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most birds incubate their eggs by sitting on them. But how did big, heavy dinosaurs warm their eggs without smashing them? This question captured the attention of Kohei Tanaka. He studies Oviraptorosaur fossils. Parent Oviraptorosaurs

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Tongue-Tied T-Rex

DINO got your tongue? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Dinosaurs are making a COMEBACK… on screen that is! Movies like Jurassic Park had to IMAGINE what these fierce creatures looked like. But ever wondered if they had it WRONG? Enter an international research team

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