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Sunday, 25 March, 2012, 12:00am

Seductive call of a Jurassic cricket

What did a prehistoric cricket's chirp sound like to the dinosaurs? That's the question Professor Ren Dong of Capital Normal University and his team set out to answer by reproducing the mating call of a bush cricket, also known as a katydid, using fossilised remains of the insect.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

We thought it was about time you all saurus in Hong Kong

You're guaranteed a monster night out at AsiaWorld-Expo this Christmas holiday.

The theatrical arena production Walking With Dinosaurs, featuring life-size, computer-controlled prehistoric creatures, is being staged in Hong Kong for the first time.

The story tells how dinosaurs evolved and is narrated by the only human character - a paleontologist.

23 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Pupils happy to meet moving life-size baby dinosaur

Some 300 primary students from Chinese International School and Quarry Bay School gathered at the CIS gym for some close encounters with a baby Tyrannosaurus rex on June 11. The dinosaur was from the live entertainment show Walking with Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular.

The children eagerly reached out to touch the 2.4-metre dinosaur.

21 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Monster hit

A baby brachiosaurus is munching on a leafy tree unaware of the danger, in the form of a hungry allosaurus, lurking behind. Just as the predator is about to pounce, the 11-metre-tall mother brach emerges, lets out a ground-shattering, angry roar and sends the allosaurus scurrying for its life - and the rest of us back millions of years to a time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Nation's fossil sites must be protected

Science and business make uneasy bedfellows in Lufeng, one of the most important fossil sites not only in China, but the world.

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

How to build a dinosaur

How to Build a Dinosaur by Jack Horner and James Borman Dutton, HK$208

22 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Fossil trade puts China's natural history at risk

China's opening up may have led to an economic miracle, but it has been a mixed blessing for one of the world's major finds of prehistoric fossils, as dealers and foreign buyers have exploited the lack of effective heritage laws to spirit them overseas.

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Big money fuels illegal trade in rare fossils

'You want fish fossils, no problem. But bird fossils? That would be difficult.' The vendor at the Shenyang antique market looked nervously over his shoulder. 'The authorities are very strict about bird and dinosaur fossils. I do not want to lose my licence.'

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Living fossils

Early Plants and Animals

The first plants on Earth were blue-green algae. These appeared about 3.5 billion years ago.

The first spiders appeared 400 million years ago. The first ferns grew 300 million years ago. The first dinosaurs appeared 230 million years ago.

Most species change over time.

26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Jurassic remains unveiled

Last Thursday, the Hong Kong Science Museum unveiled the dinosaur it had been given as a gift from the mainland.

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was the guest-of-honour at the opening ceremony of the Treasure from Chuxiong - Lufengosaur exhibition.

27 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Young put the stars back into Starfish Bay

A group of Brownies and Cubs yesterday helped bring to fruition a project to re-establish a viable population of starfish in a bay where pollution had wiped out the creature, the culmination of two years of work by environmentalists and schoolchildren.

12 May 2008 - 12:00am

Soaring Dinosaurs - Chinese Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life

Features about 200 fossils of dinosaurs, ancient animals and plants unearthed on the mainland, including feathered dinosaurs unique to Liaoning province. Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST, HK$45 (free on Wed). Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Nov 25

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

History written in stone


Use these words: palaeontologists, Earth, prehistoric

Fossils are the stone-like remains from plants and animals living in __________________ times. In the hands of __________________ , fossils can tell us what the __________________ was like millions of years ago.


14 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Dinosaur invasion

From June 24, you will have a rare and exciting opportunity to explore the prehistoric world of dinosaurs.

The Beijing Museum of Natural History and the Sichuan Zigong Dinosaur Museum have loaned eight dinosaur fossils to Hong Kong and they will go on display next week at Cityplaza in Taikoo Shing.

18 Jun 2005 - 12:00am