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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

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

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

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

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

Jurassic discovery for Australian authorities

Australian police have seized a huge haul of valuable dinosaur fossils which were illegally smuggled into the country from China.

18 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Dinosaur designs to compete in global creativity contest

Some people are football crazy, others are addicted to computer games, but for students at the Sunny English Club in Yuen Long it's the love of dinosaurs that rocks their world.

The club's fifth dinosaur figure painting, drawing and composition contest runs until August. Students at the school have won prizes in a North American version of the contest for two years running.

16 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Four suspects arrested in huge dinosaur fossil-smuggling operation

Shenzhen customs officers have smashed what they claim was the largest dinosaur fossil-smuggling operation uncovered in China since 1949.

They arrested four suspects last week, including a Taiwanese dealer.

11 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Crackdown on fossil trade is stepped up

New measures will be implemented to stop the nation's fossils from being smuggled abroad, a senior official at the Ministry of Land and Resources says.

Li Minglu, head of the ministry's division of geological environment, told the South China Morning Post that the ministry was working on a list of fossils for protection.

8 May 2003 - 12:00am


Man's Heritage: Iguanas - Living Like Dinosaurs

Pearl, 9pm

31 Oct 2002 - 12:00am


Walking With Dinosaurs

Pearl, 10.45pm

9 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

DOCUMENTARY WATCH Life Before Birds: Nature's Death Traps Pearl, 8pm Pearl is warming us up for its biggest documentary coup of the summer, Walking With Dinosaurs, which starts next week. Tonight, it repeats two documentaries that shed light on the prehistoric past.

28 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain . . . all will be explained

Were dinosaurs cold-blooded or warm-blooded? This is a question that puzzles a lot of scientists. Warm-blooded is another term for endothermic, which means the animal is able to keep a fairly even body temperature without having to worry about the weather.

Mammals, including humans, and birds are the endothermic animals alive today.

21 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Monster search ends in failure

I was sitting alone in my room when the door suddenly swung open. In the doorway stood a strange little creature with a huge eye covering its face. It walked slowly towards me, and said: 'I come from planet Jupi ter, I need your help.' Referring to an instrument like our computer, it said there was an enormous animal on Earth, with four legs, a tail and rough skin.

1 Feb 2000 - 12:00am