Do They Really Look Like That? The Science of Dino Art

Every few years a dinosaur leaps from the signature yellow border of National Geographic Magazine and captures the fascination of readers. This month a skull of Tyrannosaurus rex shatters a bone of its prey–another dinosaur.

Cool, but is it realistic? Is that picture with T. rex’s teeth glistening with the blood of the dinosaur it just devoured a scientifically accurate interpretation of dinnertime 75 million years ago?