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My Favourite Question

Published on December 10th, 2017 | by Guest Blogger

Or what a difference a word makes. Words have meaning. That meaning gives them power. Two essentially identical sentences can have entirely different meanings just by changing a single word. In some cases, that word can [&hellip... Read More


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Paleontology from an Amateur Perspective 1

Published on November 21st, 2017 | by Guest Blogger

I have the great opportunity to write about paleontology. Paleontology is something I’ve always wanted to be involved with, but it’s something I never pursued academically. I have acquired several books on the subject that I [&hellip... Read More


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Evidence of Intense Predation Pressures on Ancient Megafauna

Published on August 4th, 2017 | by Chris Barker

Biology is full of exciting avenues, and some of the finest, in my opinion, are the morphological and behavioural adaptations that define the split seconds whether an animal lives or dies, eats or starves. Predator-prey interactions [&hellip... Read More


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Playing Doctor with Titanosaurs

Published on July 30th, 2017 | by Chris Barker

Titanosaurs include some of the largest terrestrial organisms to walk the Earth: globally distributed, multi-tonne behemoths representing the last of the sauropods at the end Cretaceous extinction event. Much about their biology is known, ranging from [&hellip... Read More


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New Oviraptorid Shows Cassowary Convergence

Published on July 29th, 2017 | by Chris Barker

The Late Cretaceous rocks of Ganzhou, China, are rife with oviraptorids. We have seen these strange theropods before here at Palaeocast, when we looked at the very high temperatures at which they incubated their eggs. The [&hellip... Read More


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Need for Speed: Cretaceous Drift 

Published on July 18th, 2017 | by Guest Blogger

 “Must go faster!” yells Dr Ian Malcolm, as his mangled, yet rather toned, body was hauled away in the Jurassic Park jeep, his lovely hair swaying in the wind as they fled from the Tyrannosaur paddock, [&hellip... Read More


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Oxygen Isotopes and Oviraptorosaurs

Published on July 7th, 2017 | by Guest Blogger

Implications for Dinosaur Nesting Behaviour and Thermophysiology Oviraptorosaurs had received a pretty bad reputation when they first popped onto the scene. Initially, palaeontologists branded these creatures as “egg plunderers”, due to the discovery of an individual, [&hellip... Read More


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The Significance of the Flocculus in Archosauria

Published on June 26th, 2017 | by Guest Blogger

With advancements in computed tomography (CT) scanning comes an increased understanding of the internal structures preserved in extant and extinct animals, providing a non-destructive way of peering into the bones and revealing their secrets. Along with [&hellip... Read More


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