Glow in the dark dinosaur quarter

Between the new glow in the dark dinosaur quarter and getting rid of the penny, Canada money is kicking US money’s ass. Holy crap.

The quarter, being released by the Royal Canadian Mint April 16, features Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai, a large herbivore whose bone fragments were discovered by Grande Prairie, Alta., science teacher Al Lakusta in 1974… Photo-luminescent technology that won’t wear off means the regular image of the dinosaur on the quarter will transform into a glowing skeleton in the dark.

Via Stellar Interesting

Glow in the dark dinosaur quarter

Another new dinosaur discovered

I guess I just figured that all the dinosaurs would have been figured out by now, so it’s definitely a surprise that scientists have discovered another. That’s 3 or 4 in the last year!

Brontomerus mcintoshi could deliver a kick nearly three times as powerful as that from similar-sized sauropods, a weapon that males may also have unleashed on each other when fighting over females in the early Cretaceous, researchers said.

Another new dinosaur discovered

2 more new dinosaurs discovered

Via the Epoch Times news of a couple recently discovered dinosaurs. There’s the unfortunately named Utahceratops, a 3-4 ton lizard with a 7 foot long head. There’s also the Kosmoceratops, which has an extremely ornate headpiece made out of shell and bones.

Speaking seriously for a second, how many of you would support a petition demanding the name Plutoceratops be given to the next discovered dinosaur? Our lost planet must be remembered somehow! How do you go about putting together these serious internet petitions?

2 more new dinosaurs discovered

Medusaceratops lokii makes up for Brontosaurus

Medusaceratops lokii

They took away our Brontosaurus, which was a bummer, but I tell you, the Medusaceratops lokii more than makes up for it. The Brontosaurus was kind of a ninny anyway.

Approximately 20 feet long and weighing more than 2 tons, the newly identified plant-eating dinosaur lived nearly 78 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period in what is now Montana. Its identification marks the discovery of a new genus of horned dinosaur.

Medusaceratops had giant brow bones more than 3 feet long over each eye, and a large, shield-like frill off the back of its skull adorned with large curling hooks. Medusaceratops lokii means “Loki’s horned-faced Medusa,” referring to the thickened, fossilized, snake-like hooks on the side of the frill. It was named after Loki, the Norse god of mischief, because the new dinosaur initially caused scientists some confusion…”Although the ornamentation on the frill is pretty spectacular, it probably was not used for defense against predators; rather it was more likely prehistoric “bling” used to attract a mate.”

Via Buzzfeed

Medusaceratops lokii makes up for Brontosaurus