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A mystery #dinosaur in the nation’s basement | Washington Post @PostGraphics | #interactive #skull

An interactive article about a story on a triceratops-like skull from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Details of the Nedoceratops skull are highlighted using 3D interactive photogrammetry. Additional background information is provided on: its complicated name, its origin. and its fate.

A #Guide to Some of the World’s Largest #Dinosaurs | @AMNH | #Jurassic #sauropods

Five sauropods are highlighted in this post from the American Museum of Natural History. What is amazing is not their massive size or long necks with tiny heads but that they were one of the most successful groups to roam our planet--for 140 million years! Read about: Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, Brachiosaurus, Camarasaurus, and Patagotitan.

An Elegy for #Hatcher the #Triceratops @NMNH | @SmithsonianMag | #paleontology #dinosaur #museum #display

The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils - Deep Time opens up in the spring of 2019. Read about Hatcher, a long time resident at the National Museum of Natural History, his legacy at the museum, and changes that he will undergo. A 3:40 video also highlights the upcoming opening of the renoveted hall.

The #Teacher-Friendly #Guide™ to #ClimateChange | @PRInstitution

The TeachClimateScience blog is the one-stop place for all things related to The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change book from the Paleontological Reseach Institute (PRI).You can download the entire book as a pdf file here. Each chapter, with selected activities and resources, may be viewed from this blog. A crowdfunding campaign is underway to distribute copies of the book to all high school science teachers free nationwaide.

This ancient climate catastrophe is our best clue about Earth’s future | @washingtonpost | #PETM #climatechange

Scott Wing from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is interviewed (including video) about his work in the Bignorn Basin (WY) and how fossil leaves reveal the last time the Eartth became really hot, really fast 56 mya at the Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM)

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, ...

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.

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.

The man who brought #dinosaurs to #MN to retire at 86 | @kare11

A newscast video and accompanying article with additional images recognizing the career of paleontologist Bruce Erickson for 58 year career with the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Mystery of Cleveland Dinosaur Graveyard Finally Solved by Scientists | #dinosaurs #mystery @BLMNational

“We are finding some consensus among the many hypotheses surrounding CLDQ,” says study author Jonathan Warnock, from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The PeerJ article may be found at: https://peerj.com/articles/3368/ A blog summary of the study's findings and new explanation can be found at: http://blog.everythingdinosaur.co.uk/blog/_archives/2017/06/09/the-mystery-of-the-cleveland-lloyd-dinosaur-quarry.html

Update (6/21): Bran Switek shares the findings in his Laelops post, "The Making of an Allosaurus Graveyard."

Additional take on the Newsweek article by Randall Irmis of the Natural History Museum of Utah is provided at "Science Beyound the Headlines." In it, Randall Irmis shares the importance of working with multiple hypotheses at the 150 million year old mystery of the Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry and that there is no need to revise NHMU's exhibit on the CLDQ.