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The fossilised remains of a Late Cretaceous dinosaur embryo that famously graced the cover of National Geographic in the 1990s have been identified as a new species of oversized oviraptorosaur. Weighing over 1100kg as adults, these dinos were the largest roosting animals to ever appear on Earth -- tending to nests as big as a monster truck tyre.

Behold Tongtianlong, a new species of oviraptor uncovered in China. The fossilised remains of this feathered, bird-like dinosaur were preserved with its limbs outstretched and its head raised -- suggesting it was hopelessly stuck in a patch of mud, where it eventually died.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.