Researchers have examined the skull of a 66-million-year-old female Tyrannosaurus Rex in a huge X-ray machine. It’s fragile, so it wasn’t removed from its crate. A 3-D printer will produce replacements for its missing bones.
Until now, the consensus about Tyrannosaurus rex is that it could run at similar speeds to today's Olympians. A new study shows that the Cretaceous carnivore's bones would have buckled under the strain.
There are only about 50 reconstructed Tyrannosaurus Rex specimens worldwide, and most of them are in the US. Now Europe has a T-Rex of its own. It is lent to Berlin's Museum of Natural History for the next three years.
A field guide for dinosaurs and prehistoric mammals? It's not as if you're going to bump into them in the high street. But you'll want to know them if you see them. DW talks to Princeton editor Robert Kirk.
They were scary and enormous, but we're still fascinated with dinosaurs of all kinds. As a Spinosaurus model joins T. rex in a Berlin museum, we look at famous dinos you can visit and the hype surrounding the giants.
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