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Brontosmash: The Field Trip (the teaser)

This past weekend I was camping up the coast at Hearst San Simeon State Park, with my son, London, and Brian Engh.

We went to see the elephant seal colony at Piedras Blancas. 152 more words

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Paul Graham on blogging as a way to generate papers

Computer programmer, essayist and venture capitalist Paul Graham writes:

In most fields, prototypes have traditionally been made out of different materials. Typefaces to be cut in metal were initially designed with a brush on paper.

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What allowed sauropods to get big, and what kept them from getting any bigger?

This post started out as a comment on this thread, kicked off by Dale McInnes, in which Mike Habib got into a discussion with Mike Taylor about the max size of sauropods. 796 more words

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Chalk, salamanders, and sauropods at The Last Bookstore

Vicki and London and I were in downtown Los Angeles for a friend’s wedding on Dec. 30, and afterward we visited The Last Bookstore. Embarrassingly, even though I’m LA-adjacent, I had not been before. 619 more words

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OMNH 1670, a fat shark, the past, and the future

I have used this photo in loads of talks, but as far as I can tell, this is the first time I’ve put it up on SV-POW! 352 more words

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Promo pandemonium: Prehistoric Times, Mark Hallett calendar, public talks, and Norwescon 41

Here’s a bunch of cool stuff that is either available now or happening soon:

Sauropod Dinosaurs book excerpt in Prehistoric Times

Been on the fence about the… 565 more words

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Valley of the Mastodons is coming at the Western Science Center in Hemet, California

Quick hit here: all this week there are mastodon-themed events going on at the Western Science Center in Hemet, including talks from paleontologists and an opening reception this Friday evening, August 4, before the exhibit formally opens to the public on Saturday. 247 more words

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