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[S.Daily] The Eyes Have It: Dinosaurs Hunted by Night

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ScienceDaily (Apr. 15, 2011) — The movie Jurassic Park got one thing right: Those velociraptors hunted by night while the big plant-eaters browsed around the clock, according to a new study of the eyes of fossil animals. The study will be published online April 14 in the journal Science.

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Pretty interesting how they came about finding this out.

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University of California - Davis. "The eyes have it: Dinosaurs hunted by night." ScienceDaily, 15 Apr. 2011. Web. 16 Apr. 2011.
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thats crazy how they can tell how a dinosaur eye worked... /impressed
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thats crazy how they can tell how a dinosaur eye worked... /impressed
It involved a lot of comparing nonetheless... What I am surprised with was how they were able to find this out by fossils...
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Ever had a Midnight snack ??
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Ever had a Midnight snack ??
Depends on your definition of "snack"
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I can barely get to the fridge in the middle of the night. Regardless I'm impressed.
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I'd like to know how they come up with so much info just from bones. I mean sure, I understand some things, like how they walked and such, but I remember seeing on Discovery something about Dragon Fossils. Super rare and such. Only bones. And somehow they knew how they mated and flew while performing mating dances and rituals in the air and diving... Seriously, its bones, how do they know how they're getting it on from that?
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Ya know, I can understand figuring out rough estimates of hunting patterns by bones, making educated guesses, but without a still squishy eyeball to look at... I really don't trust anything they "discover" of dinosaurs anymore.
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Ya know, I can understand figuring out rough estimates of hunting patterns by bones, making educated guesses, but without a still squishy eyeball to look at... I really don't trust anything they "discover" of dinosaurs anymore.
this,

just clone the buggers ALA jurrasic park already. you get all your answer then
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this,

just clone the buggers ALA jurrasic park already. you get all your answer then
Don't forget the Lysine contingency though.
     
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