Here’s what came out this week in dinosaur news:
- BBC reported that an underground dinosaur museum may open in Dorset, England in 2021. If approved, the project, Jurassica, will show a snapshot of what Dorset look liked 150 million years ago, with “seashore with ammonites and Jurassic oysters that lived in the tropical seas, lagoons and beaches with fossils, interactive displays and robot swimming plesiosaurs in an aquarium.”
- BBC also reported that Sir Richard Owen, who coined the term “dinosaurs” and brought them to the public’s attention with the Natural History Museum in London, has been given a plaque in his honor at his old school.
- Education World announced a new game, Dino Tales by Kuato Studios, which is “a game, but is also a beautiful storybook and an encyclopedia rich with Jurassic facts and fictions.”
- GamenGuide announced that velociraptors have been officially added to the Jurassic World dinosaur list, and photos of Chris Pratt with the raptors have been released.
- Clive Palmer’s 30-foot T-rex model, which has been part of his resort in Queensland, Australia since December 2012, caught fire and has been dismantled, according to ABC News.
- A new Kickstarter game called DinoSystem is launching this year, according to AusGamers. The game lets players fight, forage, and mate dinosaurs.
- Pocket-lint reported that the HTC Re has a sauropod dinosaur accessory.
- ZME Science reported that dinosaurs can help in the fight against malnutrition, according to Nathan Myhrvold.