Highlights / dinosaurs

Marie-Claude holds a take-out dinner of poutine delivered to Terry and Marc by the mysterious Pierre Dutil, master of all RCI secrets.

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The LINK Online Aug, 9-10-11

Your hosts, Marie-Claude, Terry, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Anniversary of the atomic bomb attacks to end WWII It was the first, and luckily so far, the only use of the terrible destructive power of atomic weapons. In »

Environment & Animal Life, International

How did dinosaurs learn to fly? It could be for sex

A recent study suggests that feathers evolved not for flight, but at first were hair-like structures developed as insulation for warmth, somewhat akin to fur. It was later that they then grew into larger and more complex features for sexual display »

Internet, Science & Technology

Dinosaurs, sea monsters, and ancient insects

The University of British Columbia now has a rare ancient sea monster to amaze visitors to its Pacific Museum of the Earth. The 13 metre long creature lived in what was known as the Western Interior Seaway, a giant sea »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

De-extinction; new book examines the multitude of issues

(skype interview below : Comments open to post and read at very bottom) The creatures may have gone extinct anywhere thousands of years ago, like the wooly mammoth, or maybe only a hundred years ago like the passenger pigeon, but »

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The LINK Online Sun, Jun 11. 2017

Your hosts Lynn, Levon, Marc  (video of show at bottom) Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, Ontario, on June 7, 2017. © LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images The first democratically elected leader and »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

A dinosaur researcher’s dream; T. rex skin!

It’s something paleontologists dream about, and now for the very first time a positively identified fossil of T. rex skin has been found. In fact a number of skin fossils were found on expeditions in the badlands of Alberta, in »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Headhunting- ancient head, reunited with its body

They called it “headhunting”, but it didn’t involve any violence…nor was it to do with corporate executives. In the early days of archaeology, the explorers and  paleontologists only took exciting parts of a dinosaurs such as the skulls, and claws »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Digging up dinosaur bones from mass death event

A team of paleontologists from the Canadian Museum of Nature is unearthing dinosaur fossils from a massive bone bed in the western province of Alberta. They estimate the area holds the remains of hundreds of thousands of animals who probably »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

New research on why birds survived mass extinction

Beaks may have been what allowed the ancestors of birds to survive the mass extinction which wiped out the dinosaurs, according to new research. Some 66 million years ago, a giant asteroid smashed into the earth in what is now »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Fearsome prehistoric predator on display in Manitoba

With files from CBC They would have been the terror of the seas, but fortunately that would have been about 70 million years ago. The mososaurs were large fiercesome predators at the top of the food chain in the giant »