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Dinosaurs, the giraffes of their day

Ever since palaeontologists pieced together the many bones of lumbering sauropods they have argued about how these largest of dinosaurs would have held their immensely long necks.

Coast watch: Tracing the footsteps of dinosaurs and Dracula in Whitby

North Yorkshire's shoreline is littered with ancient fossils and relics of the past.

'Walking With Dinosaurs', the blockbuster live show, lands in London

Bathed in an icy purple fluorescent light, 300 journalists, culture vultures, and lucky local pupils stood entranced inside London's mammoth 02 Arena – the venue formerly known as the Millennium Dome – yesterday morning, as if awaiting the landing of a spaceship.

The age of the dinosaurs: how a race of terrible lizards came to dominate life on land all over the planet

Nine out of 10 species that existed on the Earth were killed off by the Permian Mass Extinction.

Pick of the picture books: Feathered Dinosaurs: The Origin of Birds, By John Long

They look as if some ageing-hippie illustrator of post-Tolkien fantasy novels had suffered an LSD flashback after watching Hitchcock's The Birds and run utterly amok. Feathered raptors, grotesque predatory relations of the nice little birdies that warble in gardens, swoop and snarl and tear each to bits.

Darwin Season, Radio 4

Melvyn and Co trace the origin of intelligent listening

Dinosaur City's record haul of 7,600 bones to shed light on extinction

More than 7,600 dinosaur bones have been found in China, a discovery that could help establish why they died out. The find at Zhucheng, in Shandong province, has become known as "Dinosaur City" as a result of bones uncovered there since the 1960s. It is thought to be the biggest in the world and includes the remains of the predator Tyrannosaurus rex and what is thought to be the largest "duck-billed" dinosaur.

Dinosaur-age reptile nesting in New Zealand

A rare reptile with lineage dating back to the dinosaur age has been found nesting on the New Zealand mainland for the first time in about 200 years.

Sense of smell helped T. rex hunt at night

Dinosaur king Tyrannosaurus rex may have actively hunted at night, stalking its prey with a highly sensitive nose, research suggests.

Dinosaur remains 'may be new species'

Palaeontologists have found extensive remains of a 120 million-year-old dinosaur near the remote village of Morella in eastern Spain, which they say could belong to a hitherto undiscovered species.

Peter Bills: South African test matches prove Campese wisdom

David Campese is a maverick but I’m proud to say he’s a mate of mine. He’s perceived as a loud mouth who shoots off his views ad nauseum and it’s true, he’d sometimes have been better off keeping his own counsel.

Bigfoot, the gorilla suit and a mammoth hoax

It was hailed as "definitive evidence" that Bigfoot existed. The discovery of "something large, hairy and frozen in ice" in woods in America by a heroic police officer made international headlines and attracted interest from a team who have been earnestly searching for the legendary ape-like beast for years.

Henry the reptile to become a father at 111

An indigenous New Zealand reptile regarded as one of the last living descendants of the dinosaurs will become a father for the first time in decades at the age of 111, officials said today.

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