Are Birds Dinosaurs? What were the world's biggest and smallest dinosaurs? and Is It Possible to Clone a Dinosaur? All these prehistoric related questions (and a whole lot more) are answered by our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy.
Below you can find links to further reading on the topics discussed in this episode.
Mystery #1: Are Birds Dinosaurs? (https://www.livescience.com/are-birds-dinosaurs.html)
Ancestors of modern birds were theropod dinosaurs
The earliest birds are reported to share much in common with their theropod relatives, including feathers and egg-laying
Interview with Dr. Holly Woodward on her article: 6-Foot-Tall T. Rex Skeletons Not a New Pygmy Species, Just Teenagers (https://www.livescience.com/t-rex-teenagers-identified.html) .
Mystery #2: What were the world's biggest (https://www.livescience.com/34278-worlds-largest-dinosaur.html) and smallest (https://www.livescience.com/32394-what-is-the-smallest-dinosaur.html) dinosaurs?
Weight estimates of The Argentinosaurus - a type of titanosaur - range from 77 tons (70 metric tons) up to 110 tons (100 metric tons)
The Micropachycephalosaurus, a thick-headed plant-eater, measured 2 feet (70 cm) in length
Guest editor report with Live Science’s associate editor, Laura Geggel: Reaper of death,' newfound cousin of T. rex, discovered in Canada (https://www.livescience.com/t-rex-tyrannosaur-new-cousin.html)
Mystery #3: Is It Possible to Clone a Dinosaur? (https://www.livescience.com/54574-can-we-clone-dinosaurs.html)
Another long-gone animal that some scientists have thought about “bringing back” through cloning is the woolly mammoth
Conservationists argue that resources should be spent on currently threatened or endangered animals
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