NIU scientists: Young tyrannosaurs
did serious battle against each other
We all know adolescents get testy from time to time. Thank goodness we don't have young tyrannosaurs running around the neighborhood.
In a new scientific paper, researchers from NIU and the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford report that adolescent tyrannosaurs got into some serious scraps with their peers.
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But the decision to enter proved a good one.
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Kevin Ballantine’s blog races right to the point.
“I’m Kevin Ballantine. As of 2/18/09, I was a typical college student with a slight headache and a penchant for naps,” it begins. “24 hours later, I was a diagnosed with leukemia. This is my story.”
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