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How Do You Figure Out How #Dinosaurs Walked? | @scifri @MrKosko | 6-8 #science #lesson #anatomy #fossils

An education resource from Science Friday that covers: birds and dinosaur comparisons, phylogenetics, modeling leg movement with materials and analysis, pelvic shape and walking gait, and making and videotaping a puppet that moves like a theropod. Supporting NGSS standards, charts and worksheets are provided.

‘I don’t care what they say about me’: Paleontologist stares down critics in her hunt for dinosaur proteins | @sciencemagazine

Defying conventional wisdom, Mary Schweitzer works to transform dinosaur paleontology into a molecular science. The article, by Robert Service, outlines Schweitzer's path to paleontongy and recent work with critics and new supporters.

Climaograph Portal | @mndnr | #MN #climate

The Minnesota State Climatology Office has recently developed climagraphs (monthly graphical depictiins of temperature and precipitation normals) for all climate stations in the state. These are very useful for looking at different climates within the state, and also if you are traveling aound the state.

#Digital #Atlas of Ancient Life | Exploring the Diversity and History of #Fossil Life | @PaleoDigAtlas | #OER

A free resource to help individuals to identify and better understand fossil species from particular regions and time intervals. Presently, four digital atlases have been developed or are under active construction:

  • Cretaceous Atlas of Ancient Life: Western Interior Seaway
  • Digital Atlas of Ordovician Life: Exploring the Fauna of the Cincinnati Region
  • Neogene Atlas of Ancient Life: Southeastern United States
  • Pennsylvanian Atlas of Ancient Life: Midcontinent United States

How to Become a Primate Fossil | Nature Education Knowledge

The article by Holly Dunsworth outlines the steps to fossilization and includes a glossary. The article explains the reasons why fossilization is a rare event and how much time is involved.

Here's What We Used to Think #Dinosaurs Looked Like | @NatGeo | #paleoart #book #interview

Simon Warrall interviews Zoe Lescaze on her Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past book.

Today many of the first "paleoart" masterpieces lie gatheing dust in museum storage rooms, their creators forgotten. But these paintings once attracted large audiences, aroused intense controversy, and deeply influenced later visions of prehistory, from King Kong to Fantasia, ...

The climate science #coloringbook | @YaleClimate | #globalwarming #climatechange facts

A 1:30 audio podcast from the Yale Climate Connections network intoduces Brian Foo's upcoming coloring book.

It's like color-by-number, but as you color, you can absorb some critical global warming facts.

Utah #Paleontologists Turn to #Crowdfunding for #Raptor Project | @nytimes | @UtahraptorTrap

A New York Time's article by Asher Elbein describing Utahraptor and the history of a 2001 find leading to a GoFundMe project to help prepare a nine ton block that contains skeletons of a herbivorous dinosaur, a 16 foot adult Utahraptor, four jueveniles, and a hatchling.

All the #Dinosaurs You Love Were Created by #Artists | @Crixeo | #paleoart

Katherine DM Clover (@Postnuc_mama) describes the influence of paleoartists visual representations of prehistoric creatures on culture through examples of Charles Knight, Gregory Paul and their present-day collaboration with paleontologists.

New scientific data, and fresh interpretations of old data, can lead to massive shifts in our understanding of the past.

#Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison @BlackCanyonNPS | EPOD @EarthPic | #geology #landform

This Earth Science Picture of the Day has two images of the canyon and describes its formation by Ray Boren.