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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.

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, ...

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.

Digging Up A New #Dinosaur | @OnPointRadio - NPR | Meet #Patagotitan

Guests of this 47:04 program include:

  • Traci Watson, a USA Today science contributor
  • Diego Pol, a co-author of the new study
  • Jeff Wison, an associate curator of Museum of Paleontolgy at the University of Michigan

Three related articles are shared along with six images to introduce Argentina's Patagotitan.

Next stop on the Dinosaur Diamond: Moab. My GeoCorps™ Experience in Canyon Country, Utah | Jessica Uglesich

A guest blog post for the Geological Society of America by a BLM intern describing her experience with developing public outreach and education. Jessica also decribes her work with recovering bones from a looted site and work with the local Dystrophaeus project (@Dystrophaeus).

A #Dinosaur So Well Preserved It Looks Like a Statue | @TheAtlantic | #nodosaur #fossil

An article by Ed Yong on the discovery, extraction, preparation and reconstruction by the Royal Tyrell Museum of Borealopelta.

Discover How This #Dinosaur Became An Extraordinary #Fossil | @NatGeo | #nodosaur

A great illustrated story showing how @RoyalTyrell's nodosaur, Borealopelta fossilized.

 

Engineering a predator dinosaur: Allosaurus feeding mechanics | Ohio Univ. Witmer Lab project page

Witmer Lab's Allosaurus reconstruction

A 2013 article appaered in Palaeontologia Electronica that explores the feeding biology of Allosaurus using soft tissue reconstruction and multibody dynamics. The integrative study was based on a cast of Big Al (MOR 693). A summary , images, movies, PDF downloads, and news releases are compiled on the project page. 

The Mystery of the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Death Trap by @SciShow | #dinosaur #mystery

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Hank Green and team share the findings of the recent CLDQ study by Peterson et al. for the first half of this week's SciShow (4:49). The last half is on the tubelip wrasse, a mucus-drenched fish.