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Dino's Tail Might Have Whipped It Good

Dino's Tail Might Have Whipped It Good

Researchers built a physical model of the tail of the late Jurassic dinosaur Apatosaurus and found that its tail tip could have moved at supersonic speed to produce a whip-crack sound  ...

October 16, 2015

When a PaleoArtist Doodles in the Margins

Our September SciArt Blitz is bringing you new science-inspired art every day this month, and of course we always enjoy featuring work from the rich ecosystem of paleoartists. When Emily Willoughby returned to class in the past couple of weeks, she did want most visual thinkers do: she doodled in her notebook...

September 6, 2015 — Glendon Mellow

How Dinosaurs Shrank and Became Birds

Modern birds appeared to emerge in a snap of evolutionary time. But new research illuminates the long series of evolutionary changes that made the transformation possible

June 12, 2015 — Emily Singer and Quanta Magazine

How I Dissected a T. Rex [Video]

Hint: it took chain saws, feathers and lots of latex, says vertebrate palaeontologist and evolutionary biologist Stephen Brusatte

June 8, 2015 — Stephen Brusatte and The Conversation

Feathered Dinosaurs on Post-its

Sometimes, the pathway to a new idea becoming universally accepted requires a steady stream of little nudges, small pebbles thrown into the lake.

May 7, 2015 — Glendon Mellow
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