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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 […]

Wait a second. Why did dinosaurs have tails?
May 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Question: Why does T. rex have such a big tail? Answer: The tail is a counterbalance, so the body doesn’t come crashing down. Everyone knows this is the right answer. All the books in the volunteer library say so. We’ve been telling kids this since 1907 (or thereabouts). You can do an experiment. Go to […]

Are we there yet? Dr. John Kappelman discusses Africa and the human evolutionary journey at HMNS
May 6, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

In the history of mankind, there have been three major migrations: two of these happened a long time ago, and one (of the “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” type) happened in our own lifetime.  About 1.8 million years ago, hominids we call Homo erectus ventured outside Africa, wandering into Europe […]

How mammals became mommies: Learn about the evolution of mothering over 200 million years in this Distinguished Lecture
March 27, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

My mom is a wonderful person. Most people think the same of their own mothers and, at least in my case, it’s true. She is always supportive, she let me win at board games (at least until I was an adult — now she shows no mercy), and she made sure I was able to […]


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