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Extra! Extra! Our dinosaur bath makes front page news and Dr. Bakker’s back in town
October 23, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Check, check it out: That’s right, the long-deceased residents of our Morian Hall of Paleontology got some front page attention Tuesday after a weekend cleaning courtesy of Associate Curator of Paleontology David Temple and artist-cum-dino-installer John Barber. You think cleaning your living room is hard? Try cleaning dinosaur bones. It takes delicacy, focus and a […]

Catch Dr. Bob Bakker and David Temple in a new History Channel documentary this Thursday night
October 9, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Mark your calendars and fluff your cushions — the paleontology team at HMNS is set to get some major coverage on the History Channel this Thursday, Oct. 11 thanks to a premiere documentary: How the Earth Made Man. From the History Channel: “It is mystery 4.5 billion years in the making: how has our planet […]

On Happy Puppies, “Bugs” and Honorary Dinos: A statement by Dr. Robert T. Bakker
June 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

When I was a lowly freshman hanging around the Yale Peabody Museum, one mind-opening surprise was the unrestrained joy of paleontological language. I’d been a dino-geek since the fourth grade. I knew a dozen duck-billed dinosaurs by name — their technical names.  I’d met Corythosaurus casuararius and Saurolophus osborni face-to-face in the exhibit halls of […]

Wyrex’s fancy footwork and tender hands: Get to know this tyrannosaur’s softer side
May 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

As we all know, Tyrannosaurus rex is the world’s No. 1 favorite dinosaur, so we at the Houston Museum of Natural Science are as pleased as punch over our specimen Wyrex, a truly splendid fossil that will help fill out the Cretaceous zone of the new Hall of Paleontology. Wyrex will join our casts of […]



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