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Cool Reads Anthropocene-era

You might have heard about prehistoric times being called things like ‘the Jurassic period’, ‘the Cerozoic era’ or ‘the Cretaceous period’. These are all based on a Geological time scale – splitting the years by how the earth looked and what was alive. Scientists decided on these different eras by…

Cool Reads Scientists create Chicken-Dinosaur-hybrid-snout

It has long been understood that birds evolved from dinosaurs; scientists have discovered many similarities including feathers, the power of flight and clawed feet. However there was one major difference between dinosaurs and prehistoric birds, and the modern birds we have today; the beak. It is such an important feature…

Cool Reads Kronosaurus cartoon

Dinosaur fossils seem to be turning up all over the place! The latest groundbreaking find is that of a Kronosaurus jaw bone measuring 1.6m long and the most intact jaw bone found to date! It was found by Robert Hacon, an Australian farmer from Queensland, who was spraying his crops…

Cool Reads Chilean-Jigsaw-Chilesaurus-diegosuarezi

A recent discovery from Chile has had paleontologists stumped! A young boy came home one day and showed his parents a collection of fossils he had found. Initially thought to be from several different types of dinosaurs, scientists started digging nearby and soon discovered over a dozen skeletons – but…

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