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Shark Progressives in the Jurassic Period
December 3, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Maybe you have heard this Shark Myth: The Great White is a Living Fossil, a man-eating hold-over from the dim reaches of time. No.  It is true that the oldest sharks do go back to 400 million years ago. However, an enormous amount of evolutionary change separates these primordial sharks from a modern-day Great White […]

Which raptor turned into the first bird?
March 31, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

We get so many great questions through our blog, and every now and then we can turn those responses into a blog post. One our readers favorite posts is “What would YOU ask a paleontologist?” Last week we got this question from kght2: “Do all birds come from a specific raptor, or do they come […]

100 Years – 100 Objects: Diplodocus
September 2, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Houston Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1909 – meaning that the curators of the Houston Museum of Natural Science have been collecting and preserving natural and cultural treasures for a hundred years now. For this yearlong series, our current curators have chosen one hundred exceptional objects from the Museum’s immense storehouse of […]



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