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 […]
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 â€“ 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 […]
It’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, it’s not even a dinosaur… it’s a pterosaur!
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 […]
A summer science blog hit list: books, travel, and dinosaurs
by Michelle Lavery and Brian Owens General Science subject editors Hello Science Borealis readers! Summer is a great season for science â€“ and we’ve got a new editor on board and lots to get excited about. Shall we dive in? Michelle Lavery is joining Brian on the General Science team from her cozy office at […]
Dinosaurs! What’s not to love?
by Kimberly Moynahan Science in Society subject editor They’re huge and terrifying (well, some of them), legendary and mysterious, and are frequently endowed with great names that children love to rattle off: triceratops, mosasaur, velociraptor, T-Rex! The whole idea that dinosaurs actually walked on, swam around, and flew over this earth is mind-boggling, no matter […]