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「倒轉播放浣熊影片的話根本就是侏羅紀公園 🦕 wwww」
fun  zoo  dinosaur  video 
may 2019 by aries1988
Dinos neither warm nor cold blooded
"It's basically a spectrum," observed Dr Barrett. "I don't think it's bad to have a new word that describes animals that are in the middle of that spectrum."
dinosaur  research  question 
february 2019 by aries1988
The Natural History Museum’s new hall of wonders
Although gigantism on land reached a peak with dinosaurs, today’s blue whales are the biggest animals that have ever lived on land or sea. Evolutionary studies suggest that baleen whales, and the blue whale in particular, have grown to this scale within the past three million years in response to the availability of huge concentrations of krill, which they can catch and eat through their specialised filter-feeding mechanism.
london  museum  moi  biology  animal  dinosaur  history  2017 
july 2017 by aries1988
Shaking Up the Dinosaur Family Tree

After analyzing 32 billion trees, the computer spat out the best possible arrangement of Mr. Baron’s three years’ worth of data collection. The run took just five minutes.
taxonomy  dinosaur  data  theory  discovery  biology 
march 2017 by aries1988
How to buy a Tyrannosaurus Rex - FT.com
“The fossil was discovered in Montana four years ago and its 250kg skull reached Berlin from the US in July. The rest of the skeleton will arrive next month and the whole specimen will be assembled for public display from December 17 — the first full T-rex skeleton on show in Europe. (About 50 T-rex fossils are in collections worldwide.)”

“When Tristan goes on show, the original skeleton will be topped by a lightweight replica of the skull, produced by 3D printing from scans, while the original skull will be displayed separately. “The skull is too heavy to sit on the skeleton, so it will be in its own case,” says Nielsen. “This will also make it easier for people to see and easier to remove bones temporarily for study.””

“The best dinosaur discoveries today are taking place in the US Great Plains states such as Montana and Wyoming and, on the other side of the world, in Mongolia and China. “It is almost impossible to get stuff out of China or Mongolia nowadays, even for conservation, which is a pity when you have dinosaur skeletons weathering away on the ground,” Nudds laments.”
dinosaur  collection  museum  amateur 
september 2015 by aries1988
Prehistory’s Brilliant Future
Spectacular dinosaur finds represent just a fraction of what the fossil record has to tell us.

New findings accumulate like Olympic records. Here we are, in the age of the microchip and the Mars explorer, and yet some of our most exciting and extraordinary scientific discoveries are extinct species in Earth’s fossil record.

The 1.8 million species of living organisms so far identified and named are but a fraction of the totality of life on Earth. Thanks to the fossil record, incomplete though it is, we can estimate that more than 99 percent of all species that ever lived are extinct. In a deep sense, our understanding of the future of evolution is rooted in the past.

Just 50,000 years ago — a blink of an eye in the deep time of paleontology — there were at least three, and maybe four, species of the human lineages cohabiting on this planet. Yet within that span of time, only our own species made it through the evolutionary sieve.
scientist  dinosaur  story  biology 
november 2014 by aries1988
Dinos neither warm nor cold blooded
“It’s basically a spectrum,” observed Dr Barrett. “I don’t think it’s bad to have a new word that describes animals that are in the middle of that spectrum.”
“You have to realise that this group of dinosaur physiologists, including me, are very hesitant to change our minds. Each one of us has the smoking gun, we think, that proves one thing or another.”
dinosaur  debate  animal 
june 2014 by aries1988
【果壳网专访】来,和徐星聊聊恐龙和化石 | 科学人 | 果壳网 科技有意思
另外一个很重要的原因是互联网。网络我们现在看上去司空见惯,但是在互联网出现之前,中国科研界的信息来源、方法论来源以及技术训练都是相对落伍的。而搞科研很重要的一点就是创新。互联网的出现让我们和国外的交流变得非常畅通。我刚刚开始做研究的时候,当时我自己掏钱弄了一个拨号上网的猫,研究中遇到问题我马上就去找当时这个领域中世界上特别有名的专家,写邮件去问人家问题,跟人家讨论交流,有些专家也很快就回复了我,这对我个人的影响非常之大。

古生物在青少年科学传播方面有很大魅力,尤其是6-8岁的小男孩,几乎没有不喜欢恐龙的,这对他们将来喜欢自然,乃至自然科学,都是很好的引导。

徐星:我最喜欢的恐龙是小盗龙,原因在于它的科学价值以及围绕小盗龙化石发生的故事。我其实很少看有关恐龙的纪录片和科学传播书。如果让我选一本,我会选美国作家乔纳生•威诺写的《鸟喙:加拉帕戈斯群岛考察记》这本有关生活在现在地球上的恐龙的故事。
dinosaur  interview  paleo  chinese  book  children  education 
june 2014 by aries1988

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