Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Breakfeast 65 Million Years in the Making

If you are anything like us then you'd probably love to have a dinosaur bone shaped pancake for breakfast.

Here is the site for the guy who made it.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Case of the Giant Emerald

The ownership of a HUGE 840 pound emerald that was dug up in Brazil in 2001 is being decided today in a Los Angeles courtroom.

Click HERE to read the news story.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Building Big Tex

"Big Tex" is going up in Dallas this morning in preparation for the State Fair. Here is a short segment we shot (for "North Texas Explorer") of the process a few years ago.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

In the News

Here are some links to some recent interesting news stories:

First, Chilean paleontologists have found the fossilized remains of what they believe to be a bird that has the longest wingspan on record.
Click HERE to read the story.

Also, the first complete topographic map of the moon and its craters has revealed details of billions of years of bombardment by asteroids, and the early history of our solar system.
Click HERE to read the story.

And recently there was some rare meteorological activity in the Brooklyn area of New York resulting in tornadoes. That's interesting enough but during the "tornado fever" Time Magazine's blog mistakenly posted a photo from 1976 (which they got from Twitter).
Click HERE to read the story.

We all get excited about freaky weather so I guess we can cut them some slack. Below is some amateur video footage that shows how quickly the weather rolled in:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Improved "Beefy" Raptor?

The BBC is reporting the discovery of fossils of a new type of dinosaur that is being described as a "beefy" version of a Velociraptor.

Read the news story HERE.