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Cretaceous

Crater Science Reaches New Depths at Chicxulub, Ground Zero for the End of the Dinosaurs
May 5, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

If there was ever any doubt whether an asteroid impact killed off the dinosaurs, field scientists continue to bring back proof from ongoing research in the Gulf of Mexico.Last week, geologists working in the Yucatán Peninsula reached a major milestone in an offshore drilling project of the Chicxulub Crater, now known to be the remnant […]

This Dino Toy’s All Wrong! What’s Up With That!?
February 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

by “Jurassic” James Washington III With the exception of our feathered friends, dinosaurs are all but gone today. So what are the ways to connect to these long lost creatures? Well as a child I had three options — museums, media and models. Going to the Houston Museum of Natural Science and standing in the […]

The guts stop here: Delve deeper into dinosaurian intestines with Dr. Bakker
June 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

“Attention all Dino-Nerds! Put Your Anatomical Expertise to Work. Prestigious Careers Await in the Field of Gastroenterology.*” Often, I get approached by parents who fret over their dino-fixated kid. “You gotta help us, Doc. All she wants to do is read about fossils. Will she ever find a respectable career in the real world?” I can […]

Cracking the coelacanth code: Living version of HMNS fossil has genome sequenced
May 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

The coelacanth — a “living fossil” believed to have hardly changed over the last 300 million years — has finally had its genome sequenced by European researchers. The deep-sea fish was the inspiration for the famous 1954 film Creature from the Black Lagoon and is well-represented here at HMNS, where we have three examples on […]



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