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Paleontologists Discover World's Horniest Dinosaur 109

Ponca City, We love you writes "The Guardian reports that paleontologists have uncovered the remains of an ancient beast called Kosmoceratops richardsoni that stood 16 feet tall with a 6-foot skull equipped with 15 horns and lived 76 million years ago in the warm, wet swamps of what is now southern Utah. 'These animals are basically over-sized rhinos with a whole lot more horns on their heads. They had huge heads relative to their body size,' says Scott Sampson, a researcher at the Utah Museum of Natural History."

Comment Re:Australian Aboriginese are (Score 1) 182

You don't have to take the plastic food and sitcoms along with the health care if you don't want to.

A little over 250 years ago my ancestors were driven from their tribal lands by the redcoats. Massacre and famine and displacement destroyed an ancient culture. It was a brutal and horrible episode, a human tragedy.

That said, I have researched my ancestral culture and I am glad I did not have to live within it. Poor food, ignorance, squalor, violence, rigid hierarchies, poverty and ill-health were rife. In spite of all that this culture too has been romanticised over time and the less pleasant parts glossed over.

Yes, the destruction of the Highland Clans of Scotland was a bloody and unnecessarily cruel atrocity. But no, I would not like to live like a true clansman of old.

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