Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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A full-grown Tyrannosaurus rex weighed up to 10 tons and was 43 feet long. Much of its growth happened during its teenage years.
When researchers examined modern-day relatives of dinosaurs – birds and reptiles – they found how blood was cooled on its way to the brain.
Scientists unveiled a new species pterosaur, the plane-sized reptiles that lorded over primeval skies above T-rex, Triceratops and other dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous.
Scientists discovered a 163-million-year old dinosaur in China that had leathery wings like a modern-day bat.
The Artcurial auction house is staging two Jurassic-era dinosaur skeletons in its private mansion in Paris. They are on show for five days before being auctioned at dinosaur-sized prices.
About 200 million years ago, South Africa was home to the largest dinosaur on Earth.
Feathered dinosaurs that walked on two legs and had parrot-like beaks shared another characteristic with modern birds - they brooded clutches of eggs at a temperature similar to chickens, a study has shown.
Scientists say unearthed fossils from a carnivorous dinosaur that lived in Argentina about 90 million years ago show that it had tiny arms compared with its body.
A Tyrannosaurus Rex named Marmaduke has taken up residence in the leafy hollows of Hilton.
The remains of the largest dinosaurs to ever be found on South African soil have been revealed at the Wits University Origins Centre.
Dinosaurs lived on the other side of the galaxy. This animation combines paleontology and astronomy to show how that works.
The dinosaurs' extinction was spurred by an asteroid that struck Earth. By studying the crater, scientists now know what happened after the impact.
The new plant-eating species measured roughly 4 metres in length, and is estimated have weighed up to 300kg.
The world's heaviest T. rex to date, nicknamed Scotty, weighed almost 10,000 kilograms.
This year will see high demand for toys involving augmented reality, collectibles, slime, dinosaurs, unicorns and interactive pets, say the people who sell them.
About 150 million years ago, a giant, long-necked dinosaur stomped on the ground in the midwestern US state of Wyoming and left behind what researchers say is the largest dinosaur foot ever discovered.
Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree.
Fossils show evidence of abnormal growths as long as 69 million years ago.
A geologist says his team has discovered what it believes are dinosaur fossils in the western Indian state of Gujarat that could be millions of years old.
The thigh bone of a 200-million-year-old dinosaur has been revealed by Wits researchers, who say it is the largest animal ever found in the Karoo. View pics of the discovery here.
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