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The dinosaur ‘chicken from hell’

Scientists have just discovered a new dinosaur and this one is a supersized chicken-like reptile.  Reeko calls it Chickzilla but the scientists with no sense of humor have named it Anzu wyliei (to give them credit, they did laughingly call it "the chicken from hell"). This bad boy has sharp claws but a pointy toothless beak which means it would probably grab you with those knifelike fingers and then stand there and stare at you, wondering it should do with you. This is the second-largest feathered dinosaur to be found and is the largest birdlike dinosaur in North America.  Scientists think it roamed the earth about 66 million years ago - the same time period when Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops were romping about.  No eggs were found so…
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Zoom in to this cool moon map

If a private spaceflight doesn’t fit your travel budget, NASA’s new interactive lunar atlas may be the next best thing. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team has stitched together 10,581 images intoa gorgeous, detailed online map of the moon’s north pole. The mosaic covers million square kilometers — slightly larger than the combined areas of Alaska and Texas. The detail is stunning: At the highest zoom, each pixel shows a piece of the moon just 2 meters across. Anyone who has used online maps will be familiar with the interface. Simple pan and zoom buttons allow users to soar and swoop over the lunar landscape. Dynamically updated labels mark interesting sites and keep you oriented. The subtleties visible in the terrain are remarkable. You can see…
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