“Living Fossil” Offers Glimpse Into Prehistoric Times

By OWEN ARNOT, age 9 Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer with the first coelacanth discovered alive in 1938. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons The coelacanth (pronounced “see-la-kanth”) is a rare fish that is found near northern Sulawesi, Indonesia and in the western Indian Ocean....

Meet Alamosaurus!

By Kid Reporter ALEXIA ALMONTE, age 11 Photo: Flickr/JCRoach An Alamosaurus  is a type of dinosaur with long necks and long tails. This dinosaur is almost 23 feet tall and 74 feet long. Paleontologists  compared  two  huge different types of  dinosaurs  when they...

Dinosaurs in Color

In January, Chinese and British scientists reported in Nature the first evidence of dinosaur color. They discovered microscopic pigment structures similar to those in birds’ feathers, and found that one dinosaur had orange-brown tail feathers. Paleontologist Laurence...

New Dinosaur

Photo: Flickr, infomofo Scientists identified fossil bones found in New Mexico as an ancestor of Tyrannosaurus Rex. The dinosaur was about the size of a dog with a much longer tail, according to a December article in the journal Science. The dinosaur, named Tawa, ate...