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The Future of the Past

Not long ago, all we knew of the great dinosaurs was the shape of their bones and the sound of their names--the rest of our "knowledge" was largely guesswork. Today, scientists probe the way these creatures moved and ate, lived and died. And in decades to come, researchers aim to understand dinosaurs nearly as well as they understand some animals living on Earth today.

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Bones...and Beyond

Fossil bone is a code that records an animal's biology in microscopic detail; cracking that code will be among the greatest challenges of 21st-century paleontology.

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