Beyond the bones, Part 1: Exceptional preservation in dinosaur fossils—proteins, blood vessels, medullary bone, and beaks and bills

Ornithomimus edmontonicus, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (TMP) 95.110.01

Tanya Samman and Alina C. Fisher, Environmental and Earth Sciences editors When people think of dinosaur fossils, they often picture dusty skeletons in a museum display, sometimes still partly encased in rock and surrounded by the plaster they were wrapped in when collected in the field. However, dinosaurs were dynamic living organisms in their time […]

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Of dragonglass and men: Parallels and differences between Westeros and Earth

  Alina C. Fisher and Tanya Samman, Environmental and Earth Sciences co-editors ~SPOILER ALERT~ The TV show Game of Thrones ended with a bang on May 19, 2019 – or given the numerous criticisms of the finale, perhaps it would be more apt to say that it melted into a fiery heap like the Iron Throne. […]

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It’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, it’s not even a dinosaur… it’s a pterosaur!

llustrations of 33 different pterosaur headcrests, showing the diversity of this group of reptiles.

Sri Ray-Chauduri and Kathi Unglert, Environment & Earth Sciences co-editors Dinosaurs always seem to excite people, whether it’s an actual discovery, like the tail vertebrae with feathers found this past December in Myanmar, or fictional stories, like Hollywood’s upcoming Jurassic World 2, rumoured to combine human and dinosaur DNA in the plot. But dinosaurs, which […]

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