paleontology

Paleontology

An American Mastodon in Paris: A Story of Charles Willson Peale

Photo courtesy of wikipedia Charles Wilson Peale: ever heard of him?  Most people haven’t heard his name, but they probably have seen his work. Peale was one of the most famous portrait artists in the Colonies, and later the new United States, in the late 18th Century. He painted seven portraits of George Washington, some […]

Dead Things That Might Be Under Your House!

The line between hallowed ground and home is a thin one in Houston. Our city isn’t exactly known for the preservationist spirit of its citizens, and looking out your window at skyscrapers or suburban expanses, you may not see any visible evidence of the city’s history, but that’s exactly the problem: You don’t see it […]

Swifter than eagles! Stronger than lions!*

  Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, 1971; AOL Time Warner Nope, not the *Hsawaknow but extraordinary beasts instead, arising from where the fantastical and the wondrous collide.   Some animals are so exotic that their initial discovery is difficult to comprehend. Stories of griffins, dragons and more may seem like tall tales to us […]

And the skull goes to…

  Will Carlson! Earlier this month, we posted a picture of two 3D printed skulls and asked our readers to identify which dinosaur they belonged to for a chance to win their own copy!    This ten year old kid was able to identify the 3D printed skull of Deinonychus all by himself, with help […]


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