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It’s Alive! Dr. Bakker Tells us how to make skeletons dance
December 27, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Some museums buy fossil-kits, all the bones drilled and filled with pipe fittings so that they click together to make the whole skeletal assembly. It’s quick. But if you have an anatomically sophisticated eye, and you scrutinize the kits, you’ll see serious errors of articulation as well as a general clunkiness. For our Houston Hall […]

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening this week (12/8-12/14) at HMNS
December 7, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Film Screening & Lecture Dinosaur 13 Tuesday, December 9 6:00 p.m.Join paleontologists Peter Larson and Dr. Robert T. Bakker for a candid discussion on the discovery of Sue—the largest, […]

A Tale of Two Compys: What Jurassic Park got right — and wrong — about dino anatomy
July 23, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

OMG I was such a dino-geek in college. I had other interests — I was enraptured by sculpture and took the fabled freshman History of Art course. The collage shown here was taped together during the lectures on the Renaissance renewal of anatomically correct human form made famous by Greek sculptors. Last month, I found the […]

But here’s the Hitch: Who really discovered that dinosaurs had feathers?
June 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s reading books about the dinosaur “orthodoxy.” According to this traditional view, the dinos died out at the end of the Cretaceous because their beloved swamps dried up and the air became too cool. But the new conditions were perfect for us quick-thinking Mammalia, so we took over, along […]



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