Science: Heavy Going

Last week a paleontologist announced that he had found the answer to a question which has preoccupied paleontologists for years: could the sauropod walk out of water? It is fairly well established that the sauropods, big vegetarian dinosaurs weighing up to 40 tons, were dependent for their existence on bodies of water in which grew vast quantities of water plants. Some fossil men have also supposed that, on account of their great weight, the monsters had to stay in the water all the time for its buoying effect—that on dry land their legs...

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