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Lucy’s Monstrous Misfits II: Upside-Down Mastodon
September 17, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dr. Bakker’s series on Lucy continues below. Check out  Part 1: Lucy – Out of Africa. Not! and Part 2: Lucy’s Monstrous Misfits: The Moose-Giraffe. Why did some of Lucy’s neighbors score big bio-geographical successes, spreading over many continents? Three More Cases: Hairy Monsters With Tusks & Trunks photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar (on the […]

The Earth’s First Apocalypse: Texas Red Beds, 285 Million Years Ago
January 7, 2009 · 10 Comments

At a dig site in North Texas, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is investigating the animals that would have died off when this first mass extinction event occurred. Recently, a production crew from the History Channel came along on-site – and their footage of Dr. Bakker and the Museum’s team airs tonight at 8 p.m. […]

Poaching and the extinction of the African Elephant
January 6, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Todays guest blogger is John Frederick Walker, a conservationist and author. In his new book, Ivory’s Ghosts: The White Gold History and the Fate of Elephants, which is set to hit shelves this month, Walker tells the story of the ivory trade and its dramatic effect on the population of African Elephants. He’ll be at HMNS […]

Exploring Sri Lanka
October 24, 2008 · 6 Comments

Most people know that Sri Lanka is the post-1972 name for Ceylon, the large island off the southeast coast of India.  But most people – myself included before this trip – probably don’t know much more than that about this fascinating country and its ancient culture.  For two weeks in late September/early October, I had […]



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