Dreadnoughtus schrani: Frequently Asked Questions on the Super-Massive Dinosaur
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Dreadnoughtus schrani: Frequently Asked Questions on the Super-Massive Dinosaur

In a scientific paper published in the journal Scientific Reports today, a Drexel-led team has described a new genus and species of dinosaur they have named Dreadnoughtus schrani. An overview of the discovery and its significance is available in the press release here. Below are answers to some commonly asked questions, placing Dreadnoughtus in the … Continue reading

With “Your Inner Fish”, Tiktaalik Gets Its Close-Up—On TV, Online and in Philly
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With “Your Inner Fish”, Tiktaalik Gets Its Close-Up—On TV, Online and in Philly

It’s almost time for Tiktaalik roseae to make another appearance on television. Tiktaalik is already extremely famous for an ancient fish fossil. It’s one of the best-known transitional species between fish that swim in the water and the first vertebrates to walk on land. It was first unearthed from Devonian-era rocks in the Canadian Arctic … Continue reading

Fossils in the Big Apple and Other Urban Paleontology Adventures
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Fossils in the Big Apple and Other Urban Paleontology Adventures

There are fossils in New York’s Grand Central Station. It’s not a traveling museum exhibit. It’s not an exhibit at all. Hundreds of millions of years in the past, the limestone used to construct the station’s floors was formed through the accumulation of ancient marine life. You can still see impressions of some of those … Continue reading

How do you pack for a summer trip to the end of the Earth (for science)?
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How do you pack for a summer trip to the end of the Earth (for science)?

“Ice. Rock. Water. That’s what’s there,” Ted Daeschler said, discussing his upcoming field research expedition to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic. And that’s about all that’s there. No trees to cut down for firewood. No roads, houses, stores, or built civilization, apart from one small town on the far southern end of the island. … Continue reading