I continue to not be a big fan of creating too many posts on the Observation Deck, so here's a few science article links all gathered up together. Enjoy as you will! »
What first drew me into this game was the fact that it was a free to play weekend event coupled with the fact that Steam had it on sale (75% off?) for $1. A 4 pack to get your friends to play was invariably cheap and well worth the cost of one In-n-out burger. »
In four days, Bonham's will hold a public auction that will contain natural history specimens. Some of these specimens are former natural history museum specimens. This ...is a problem.
Before this week, the specimens that were setting off everyone's radar were the specimens pictured (or, to be more accurate, that's… »
For the first time in the country's history, paleontologists in Mexico have discovered a fully articulated dinosaur tail – and it's a doozy. Believed to have belonged to a hadrosaur living 72-million years ago, the tail's 50 intact vertebrae extend a whopping 16-feet in length, and are in pristine condition. »
This CT slice through a hadrosaur tail vertebra (bone of the backbone) shows the vertebra (in a mostly orange colour) and a tooth from a large tyrannosaurid (identifiable, most likely, as Tyrannosaurus) embedded within the vertebra. While there have been plenty of evidence that tyrannosaurids have preyed on hadrosaurs, … »