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This theropod here (of T-Rex fame) was found in Bavaria, which paleontologists determined to be 98% intact. For reference, the 80% completeness of the famous T-Rex Sue is considered a fantastic treat. There are even remnants of hair (proto-feathers) and some skin (cue Jurassic Park theme). Scientists are still determining if the animal is a juvenile or a new species entirely. Me, I'm still determining whether or not this thing would be capable

Big Find of The Day: Second Largest Diamond Ever Found in Botswana
Via: Time
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Scrooge McDuck would be freaking out right now.

A 1,111 carat diamond has been discovered in Botswana by mining company Lucara. This is the second largest diamond ever discovered, only bested by the diamond used to make the British crown jewels.

It is as almost as big as a tennis ball.

"The significance of the recovery of a gem quality stone larger than 1,000 carats, the largest for more than a century and the continued recovery of high quality stones from the south lobe, cannot be overstated," Lucara CEO William Lamb said in a press release.

Rihanna is reportedly pretty pumped about this discovery.

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Paleontologists from the Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio have unearthed around 150 fossilized dinosaur bones, representing seven of what's believed to be the largest known dinosaur to have ever walked the Earth, in the desert about 135 miles west of the city of Trelew in Argentina. The seven are currently thought to be a new species of titanosaur, a group of particularly tall and heavy dinosaur herbivores.



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