Wildlife in Antarctica conjures up images of penguins, seals and other animals who have adapted to survive in such a harsh, frozen environment. But researchers have made an unexpected discovery that pulls back the curtain on what life may have been like in Antarctica millions of years ago.
Instead of miles of ice and icebergs as far as the eye can see, Antarctica was a lush land full of forests and rivers 250 million years ago. And this landscape supported a diverse set of wildlife, including reptiles. Back then, it was rare for the temperature to drop near freezing or below it.
Now, researchers have found a fossil of a previously unknown species, an iguana-sized reptile that was an early relative of the dinosaurs in Antarctica. It's been named Antarctanax shackletoni. The first name translates to "Antarctic king," and the second name is in honor of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton.
Read more here: CNN
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It looks like The Big Bang Theory is going out with a "Bang" with some major star power!
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The battle for the title of world's largest dinosaur is complicated.
Here's why: Paleontologists rarely discover an entire skeleton. They're more likely to uncover bone fragments and then try to estimate a profile of height and weight. Moreover, there are three categories for largest dinosaur on record: the weightiest, longest and tallest.
Starting with the weightiest, the gold-medal winner is likely Argentinosaurus. This supermassive titanosaur (a titanosaur is a giant sauropod, a long-necked and long-tailed herbivorous dinosaur) that lived about 100 million to 93 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period, in what is now (you guessed it) Argentina.
Read more here: LiveScience
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Apollo 1 remembered.
This super detailed poster shows the flight-path that took Apollo Astronauts to the moon and back. It served as a blueprint for the first lunar landing in July of 1969. Blast one onto your wall today!
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Sci-Fi fans' favorite movie dinosaur is back!
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CEO of Master Replicas Group, Steve Dymszo, got to hang out with James Murray of Impractical Jokers and introduce him to HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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