Where Will We Put All Our Shiny New Things?

What could top the discovery of a new, fundamental subatomic particle? Well, nothing. That is a big damned deal. But what might come close? How about the discovery of a new dinosaur?

I get that 'new' is a relative term for something that existed and died 90 million years ago. Get over it.

Called Bicentenaria argentina, after the two hundredth anniversary of the Argentine Museum of Natural Science in Buenos Aires, where the announcement was made. Next to nothing is known about the animal, as no papers have been published on it yet, but is assumed to be a coelurosaur dating from around 90 million years ago.

Coelurosaurs, for those who don't know, were a diverse group of theropods that included tyrannosaurs, compsognathids, raptors, and modern birds, the only living dinosaurs. Coelurosaurs are theorised to have all been feathered. In fact, in terms of carnivores, coelurosaurs are probably one of the most well known of all dinosaur clades.

So, a new particle, and a new dinosaur. What's next, science? We can take it.

Via Dino Tracking.
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About MR. Clark

Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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