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Millions of years ago lived the greatest dinosaurs of all time. Meaning "terrible lizard" in Greek, dinosaurs most likely earned this title in their prehistoric heyday. Then again, just because the Tyrannosaurus Rex gets all the attention doesn't mean all dinosaurs were blood-thirsty meat-eaters. In fact, the majority of dinosaur species discovered so far are known to munch the plants from 260 million years ago. A mostly vegetarian population, combined with a rock-solid ecosystem and a low amount of infighting among reptilian species—and you're likely to live in harmony for at least about 150 million years. But that's not exactly how history played out for these creatures.

But the question fueling the decades of digging by paleontologists, archeologists and scientific researchers remains—what happened to the dinosaurs? Is it reasonable to assume a meteor caused a mass extinction or a pandemic illness spread? Despite humans never having made connections firsthand with these ancient creatures doesn't necessarily mean the quest for answers is over. Thanks to amateur and professional explorers alike, we continue to glean information on these beasts. Grab your shovel, brush and safari hat—a little curiosity can lead to some pretty big discoveries.

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Get more Animal Armageddon at http://animal.discovery.com/videos/animal-armageddon/?smid=YTAPC-YTD-VHP The Tyrannosaurus Rex was one of the last great carnivores to rein in the dinosaur kingdom before their collapse approximately 65 million years ago.
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    Hummingbirds are considered dinosaurs, although some flying "dinosaurs" aren't actually considered dinosaurs.

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    During the time of the dinosaurs, there were many "winged lizards".

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    Birds evolved from two-legged land animals.

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Hank fixes those of us who are probably wrong about what is and is not a dinosaur... and gives a refresher to those of us who do know this already. LIke SciShow on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/scishow References: http://www.lindahall.org/events_exhib/exhibit/exhibits/darwin/42_cuvier.shtml http://animalreview.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/pterodactyl-pterosaur/ http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/extinctheory.html scishow, science, paleontology, dinosaur, bird, idtimwytim, pterodactyl, hummingbird, diapsid, archosaur, skull, reptile, land-dwelling, paleontologist, george cuvier, beak, wing, pterosaur, flying, quetzalcoatlus, jurassic, cretaceous, carnivore, lizard, characteristic, skeleton, convergent evolution, flight, ancestor, taxonomy, extinct, chicken, hank green
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Fossils of two never-before-seen species of tyrannosaur are overturning long-held ideas about the diversity and evolution of this family of dinosaurs. One is an unusually slender, eight-horned tyrannosaur named Alioramus altai, unveiled by AMNH Chair of Paleontology Mark Norell and AMNH/Columbia University PhD student Stephen Brusatte. The other is an ancient, tiny version of Tyrannosaurus rex called Raptorex kriegsteini, recently described by University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno.
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Stegosaurus is one of the most instantly recognisable dinosaurs. But why did it have such large plates along its back? We dig deep into a range of different theories including such ideas as their use in temperature regulation, intimidating rival males, showing off to the opposite sex, and defending against predators. New Walking With Dinosaurs Website -- http://www.walkingwithdinosaurs.com Subscribe to Earth Unplugged -- http://goo.gl/VK1MH Sketchosaurus is your pocket guide to understanding some of the planet's most famous ex-residents. From the Walking With Dinosaurs team, each animated episode will bring together fascinating information from palaeontologists with a fun sense of humour. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EarthUnplugged Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/earthunplugged Google+: http://goo.gl/RKq6q http://www.youtube.com/user/EarthUnpluggedTV http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=earthunpluggedtv
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A huge triceratops skeleton was found in Wyoming! But now researchers are saying it's not a triceratops--that dinosaur never existed. And this isn't the first time for this to happen! Trace has all the details on the fates of our beloved dinosaurs in the crazy world of paleontology. Read More: Rare, nearly complete triceratops skeleton unearthed in Wyoming http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/rare-nearly-complete-triceratops-skeleton-unearthed-in-wyoming/article_18a79e2a-6f10-591f-b98b-a2f7347b50b6.html "Underneath the sagebrush and droves of cattle near Newcastle, Wyo., paleontologists have potentially unearthed one of the most complete skeletons of a triceratops ever found." Morphosaurs: How shape-shifting dinosaurs deceived us http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727713.500-morphosaurs-how-shapeshifting-dinosaurs-deceived-us.html "DINOSAURS were shape-shifters." Badass Triceratops Cousin Sported Hoodie http://news.discovery.com/animals/dinosaurs/badass-triceratops-cousin-sported-hoodie-130529.htm "The earliest known cousin of Triceratops was Judiceratops, a newly identified dinosaur that sported a hoodie-like growth on the back of its head." Brontosaurus Not Real? Dino Is Actually Apatosaurus & Other Misconceptions Continue http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/15/brontosaurus-not-real-dinosaurs-apatosaurus_n_3073842.html "What happened to the Brontosaurus? The beloved dinosaur has been a part of numerous museum exhibits and a big part of pop culture." How T. Rex Ate Triceratops in 4 Easy Steps http://www.livescience.com/24293-tyrannosaurus-eat-triceratops.html "This is how researchers say a Tyrannosaurus may have feasted on a Triceratops during the age of the dinosaurs." Whatever Happened to the Brontosaurus? http://www.unmuseum.org/dinobront.htm "There was a time when the dinosaur named Brontosaurus evoked images of a monstrous beast with four legs, a long, graceful neck dragging an even longer tail through primeval swamps." Watch More: Jurassic Park: Real or No?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=446cFXMTqvE Extinct? Not anymore!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjGkRugMcH8 What's a GMO?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WSCs78Gl9M ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
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Will Triceratops go the way of Pluto? Losing its status as a dinosaur? Find out! SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToCAS About the Academy: The California Academy of Sciences is the only place on the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof. It’s a stunning architectural achievement with hundreds of unique exhibits and nearly 40,000 live animals. Connect with us! • Get tickets: http://bit.ly/VisitAcademy • Explore our website: http://www.calacademy.org • Join our mailing list: http://bit.ly/AcademyList For more: • Like us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/CASonFB • Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/CASonTwitter • Add us on Google+: http://bit.ly/CASonGoogle
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Most Americans don't know Milo, but pretty much every other kid around the globe loves it. It's a delicious drink, not to mention has a lot of potential for ... experimentation. FULL RECIPE BELOW. Oh, and ps - we're now shooting Thirsty For in 4K. Click the wheel on the player to see it at the best quality. Check out our Spotify playlist - http://bit.ly/1dekSbA Shot and Directed by Eric Slatkin Food Stylist: Kari Laurtizen - http://www.theyellowbungalow.com AC: Dylan Neal Editor: Jacob Metiva Title Graphics: Lydia Baillergeau - http://www.byairjo.com/ MUSIC: "At Three Springtime" by Chang Loo Courtesy of Far Side Music http://www.farsidemusic.com/ MILO DINOSAUR RECIPE FOR 2 SERVINGS INGREDIENTS: -1 1/2 Cups whole milk -⅓ Cup milo powder + more for garnish -1 TBSP of sugar -2-3 scoops vanilla ice cream -chocolate sprinkles -Whipped cream PROCESS: Process for milo dinosaur: 1. Warm milk in a saucepan or in microwave. 2. Add milo powder and sugar to a glass measure, then add warm milk and stir constantly for 90 seconds or until powder and sugar are dissolved. 3. Fill rocks glass to top with crushed ice, then pour milo milk over crushed ice. 4. Top each glass with a heaping teaspoon of milo powder, add straw and serve Process for magic milo: 1. Heat milk until very hot but not boiling. 2. Pour powder and sugar into glass measure, then add hot milk. 3. Use frother to whip into two distinct layers. Layers will be evident when shot straight on. Looks like hot cocoa with a chocolatey, milky layer and a layer of froth on top. 4. Pour hot milo milk into serving mugs, then top with a heaping teaspoon of milo powder. We can decide if we want to put powder on top because visually the froth is prettier than the powder! Process for milo godzilla (same as milo dinosaur, except for serving): 1. Warm milk in a saucepan or in microwave. 2. Add milo powder and sugar to a glass measure, then add warm milk and stir constantly for 90 seconds or until powder and sugar are dissolved. 3. Add 2 scoops ice cream to tall glass. 4. Pour milo milk over ice cream. 5. Pour milo mix over the mixture 5. Top with whipped cream (redi whip!), milo dust, and chocolate sprinkles. 6. Insert a couple of straws and a long spoon.
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Tyrannosaurus Rex was a fearsome dinosaur with a fearsome set of teeth and a fearsome reputation.... But, when you look at it, its tiny forearms seem rather out of place. Here on Sketchasuarus, we look at the reasons behind why T-Rex had such small arms and we want to hear from you with your thoughts about what T-Rex used its diminutive arms for. New Walking With Dinosaurs Website -- http://www.walkingwithdinosaurs.com Subscribe to Earth Unplugged -- http://goo.gl/VK1MH Sketchosaurus is your pocket guide to understanding some of the planet's most famous ex-residents. From the Walking With Dinosaurs team, each episode will bring together fascinating information from paleontologists with a fun sense of humour." Subscribe to Earth Unplugged -- http://goo.gl/VK1MH Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EarthUnplugged Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/earthunplugged Google+: http://goo.gl/RKq6q http://www.youtube.com/user/EarthUnpluggedTV http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=earthunpluggedtv
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Planet Dinosaur takes to skies, to investigate the perculiarities of winged dinosaurs. microraptor had feathers for gliding but is it enough to escape from sinornithosaurus. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://bit.ly/ydxvrP Planet Dinosaur tells the stories of the biggest, deadliest and weirdest creatures ever to walk the Earth, using the latest fossil evidence and immersive computer graphics. Narrated by John Hurt. Visit http://www.bbcearth.com for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos BBC Earth Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bbcearth (ex-UK only) BBC Earth Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bbcearth BBC Earth YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCEarth Latest BBC Earth videos: http://bit.ly/y1wtbi