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Get a LIFE: Happy (almost) 60th anniversary to the magazine that launched a thousand dino geeks
September 19, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Some people like to tell me, “Dr. Bob, get a life!” I did, 60 years ago. Here I am re-reading my battered copy of the magazine that got me hooked on paleontology. Happy anniversary to the LIFE magazine that created … me! Sept. 7, 1953 was the publication date of the greatest, most momentous article […]

Bakker blogs: Murder by hickey — or a dinner date with a meat head
March 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

We’ve been pondering  the problem of Dimetrodon-on-Dimetrodon violence. It’s a Red Beds tragedy; fin-back reptiles were nibbling each other’s brain bones and gouging each others’ cheeks. But now, maybe, we have some evidence for the softer side of fin-backs: hickeys and love-bites. Here’s a scientifically precise reconstruction of one fin-back smooching another on the back […]

Members…And Monsters! [The Prehistoric Kind]
August 19, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

This summer is still swinging (17 straight days of 100+ temps make that fact hard to forget) – but we’re already looking forward to summer 2012! Why? Because that’s when our new paleontology hall opens! To get ready, we previewed the new hall this summer with a series of member events – each one featured […]

HIPS HIPS HURRAY! [Dimetrodon Fossil Update]
August 17, 2011 · 5 Comments

Your HMNS field crew and lab staff score the missing pelvis! Willie the Dimetrodon continues to command the attention of your Paleo Dept. personnel. In May through June, David Temple led an intrepid crew who gently lifted the plaster jacket containing Willie’s torso, shoulder and rump. Local ranchers Donny Gale and Gary Max Coltharp once […]



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