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Fowl Forensics: The Hips Don’t Lie
November 23, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia In the old days, paleontologists classified dinosaurs into two general groups: The Ornithischian, or “Bird-hipped” and the Saurischian, or “lizard-hipped” dinosaurs. As the names suggest, the Ornithischians had hip-structures similar to modern birds and the saurischians had hips structures similar to lizards. Although modern paleontologists have been able to distinguish many […]

Frankenbirds: A True Story of Science and Immortality, or, How to Make Dead Animals Look Alive
October 13, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

by Sabrina Dahlgren I’d like to first clarify that this is not a “how-to” manual for your creep-tastic Halloween needs. I’m all for phantasmagorical home decor but the average citizen should not be handling animal specimens. Numerous species are protected or their handling is regulated by state and federal authorities. If you don’t have the […]

Hey, Texas! Get outside and visit your wild neighbors.
July 3, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

by Melissa Hudnall Texans! Want to see exotic birds? Look out the window! Want to see 250,000 bats? Just go outside tonight and look up! As a wildlife teacher and outreach presenter for the museum, I’ve had a chance to talk with future generations about the amazing wildlife found in Texas. Usually students think you have […]

The Greatest Dinosaur-ologist Ever! The Reverend Edward Hitchcock.
April 7, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Congregationalist Minister, Director of the Massachusetts Geological Survey, and First to Prove that Dinosaurs Had Feathers. Part Two: U-boats and the Knuckle Decipherment.(Read Part One Here) Ferocious Flat-foots frighten second grader. A cartoon from Punch 1855 shows three dinosaurs restored at the Crystal Palace as big-shouldered and flat-footed. Supposedly kids were dragged kicking and screaming […]



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