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What's your favourite dinosaur? I always preferred the Archaeopteryx, the little stubby bird-ancestor, but recently a whole new species has been discovered alive and nesting in the discursive swamps of what was once British political culture. Bigotaurus Ridiculus, a spiny-hided predator, is not yet extinct, and a danger to anyone looking to create progressive change in this country.

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In the 2004 film Night at the Museum, Ben Stiller’s security guard was in for quite a shock when the exhibited T-Rex skeleton sprang to life and began to chase him around the building.

Dinosaur wind 'altered climate'

Huge plant-eating dinosaurs may have produced enough greenhouse gas by breaking wind to alter the Earth's climate, research suggests.

Dinosaurs' eggs linked to their downfall

Laying eggs led to the dinosaurs' downfall after ruling the Earth for 150 million years, a study suggests.

Huge feathered yutyrannus huali dinosaur identified

A "shaggy" close cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in China is the biggest feathered dinosaur known, scientists have revealed.

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Britain basks as summer time begins

A magnolia tree in full bloom was the very symbol of spring yesterday in Kensington, west London, as millions of Britons around the country enjoyed temperatures at least 8C warmer than normal for the time of year. Porthmadog in North Wales saw the warmest temperature, 21.7C, making it hotter than Madrid.

Fossils of giant fleas discovered

Giant Jurassic fleas measuring more than two centimetres (about an inch) may have fed on feathered dinosaurs, say scientists.

New Zealand's penguin power

A giant penguin more than 4ft (1.2m) tall roamed New Zealand about 27 million years ago, according to paleontologists who have reconstructed it from fossil remains.

Margareta Pagano: Take a leaf out of Birgitte's book on quotas, Mr C

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UK scientists find 'lost' Charles Darwin fossils

British scientists have found scores of fossils the great evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin and his peers collected but that had been lost for more than 150 years.

Simon Read: A shorter summer holiday <u>is </u>a good idea

Schooldays can be the best years of a child's life. Not just school holidays, you note, but the actual days and weeks of term when they – you know – learn stuff and muck around with their mates.

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