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Judith the dinosaur discovered in America

Judith the dinosaur discovered in America

In America two new species of dinosaur has been discovered and one of them is nicknamed Judith.  Judith was actually discovered a decade ago in Montana, in a place called The Judith River Rock, hence the reason that people call this dinosaur Judith. She was found by novice fossil collector Bill Shipp but it’s only just been […]

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15 million-year-old ‘Star Wars’ fossils found

15 million-year-old ‘Star Wars’ fossils found

  In Spain, scientists have found the fossils of a mammal that looks like something out of Star Wars! On top of its head, this giraffe-like animal has got three horns, one being much bigger than the other two. The ancient animal has been given the scientific name of Xenokeryx amidalae. That means strange horn of […]

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Millfield’s Moment in Time!

Millfield’s Moment in Time!

On a school residential to London, pupils from a Lincolnshire primary school were fortunate enough to visit one of the world’s leading natural history museums. On the second day of their 3-day visit to our capital, Year 5 and 6 youngsters from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy made the short journey from their hotel to be amazed […]

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Sir Richard Owen: The man behind National History Museum’s biggest attraction (for now!)

Sir Richard Owen: The man behind National History Museum’s biggest attraction (for now!)

If you read my last nature article you’ll be aware that Dippy the dinosaur is to be dismantled and removed from his central stage at the Natural History Museum. But who foundered this magnificent museum in west London and where did the word ‘dinosaur’ come from? Let me introduce you to Sir Richard Owen, the man […]

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Dinosaur to lose pole position

Dinosaur to lose pole position

If you have visited London’s Natural History Museum (NHM) then you will have seen the massive model of a dinosaur skeleton, which greets you as you enter the main hall! Affectionately known as Dippy, this famous dinosaur is losing its pole position ….to a whale! Dippy was first described as a new type of dinosaur in […]

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Dinosaurs in the School!

Dinosaurs in the School!

Steve Plater from Dinostar recently visited Willoughton Primary to teach the whole school about dinosaurs. Mr Plater brought a lot of interesting artefacts in to show us, including an Allosaurus skull which was probably as big as 10 of our heads! He also brought in a real dinosaur egg in which was 65 million years old, […]

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Dinosaur Discovery

Dinosaur Discovery

Nine year old Daisy Morris from the Isle of Wight found a fossil from an undiscovered flying reptile.

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Trannoneustes Lythrodectikos

Trannoneustes Lythrodectikos

After being found in Peterborough over 100 years ago the bones of the prehistoric crocodile Trannoneustes Lythrodectikos are being examined in Edinburgh University, and a missing evolutionary link has been found.