Star-gazing scientists miss the dinosaurs below their feet
More than 50 years ago, in 1959, NASA built its Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. But it wasn't until last month a startling discovery was made. Right under the nose of America's top scientists, a dinosaur track was lurking.
On Aug. 17, dino tracker Ray Stanford found the partial footprint of a nodosaur (seen above with a small nodosaur model in the centre), which lived some 110 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period, on the NASA campus. It's an odd place to uncover a dinosaur track, to be sure, but it's hardly the only spot proof of the creatures has turned up lately. Click through to find a round-up of all the recent dino finds from across the world.
Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biolog... More Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biologist Douglas Chadwick describes the efforts under way to save the bears—likely the closest link to brown bears' distant ancestors—in cooperation with Mongolia's scientists, rangers, and government. Read more about the challenges of saving Gobi bears: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/04/140417-rarest-bears-world-mongolia-gobi/
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