Color in Dinosaurs|
March 4, 2014 | University of Texas at Austin
“New research that revises recently established conventions allowing scientists to decipher color in dinosaurs may also provide a tool for understanding the evolutionary emergence of flight and changes in dinosaur physiology prior to the origin of flight.” Quoted from the University of Texas at Austin press release.
Most Popular Items for November|
December 2, 2013 | Geology.com
The World’s Largest Emerald Mine
What is Iris Agate?
New Volcanic Island Southeast of Japan
The Enormous Volcanic Eruption that Historians Never Recorded
A Super River from the Southwestern United States to the Labrador Sea?
Typhoon Haiyan Images
Comet Ison is Visible to the Naked Eye
New Super Predator Dinosaur
King of Gore from the Wahweap Formation|
December 1, 2013 | Bureau of Land Management
“Ten million years before the T. rex walked the earth, another monster reigned. The 80 million-year-old fossil of the Lythronax argestes or “King of Gore” was recently discovered by Scott Richardson, a Bureau of Land Management archaeologist technician at the Wahweap Formation in BLM-Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.” Quoted from the BLM tumbler site.
New Top Predator Dinosaur Discovered in Utah|
November 25, 2013 | North Carolina State University
“A new species of carnivorous dinosaur – one of the three largest ever discovered in North America – lived alongside and competed with small-bodied tyrannosaurs 98 million years ago.” Quoted from the North Carolina State University press release.
What is It Like to Work for GeoCorps?
Image by Sir Charles Lyell
November 25, 2013 | Speaking of Geoscience Blog
The GSA Speaking of Geoscience blog has an interesting report from Amy Atwater who served as a GeoCorps Paleontology participant at Denali National Park and Preserve.
New Super Predator Dinosaur|
November 7, 2013 | Pentagon Post
“Paleontologists have discovered a new super-predator dinosaur in southern Utah that roamed the Earth 80 million years ago.” Quoted from the Pentagon Post.
High School Student Found an Exceptional Duck-Billed Dinosaur|
October 23, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
On a field trip in 2009, Kevin Terris, then a high school student, found a few bones while on a field trip. The find was actually “the youngest, the smallest and also the most complete skeleton known for Parasaurolophus” ever found according to Andrew Farke, curator of the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology.
Big-Nosed, Long-Horned Dinosaur Discovered in Utah|
August 13, 2013 | The University of Utah
“A remarkable new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah. The huge plant-eater inhabited Laramidia, a landmass formed when a shallow sea flooded the central region of North America, isolating western and eastern portions for millions of years during the Late Cretaceous Period.” Quoted from The University of Utah press release.
Wankel T. Rex at the Smithsonian|
July 4, 2013 | Newsroom of the Smithsonian
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History announced that it has reached a 50-year loan agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to transfer a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton to the Smithsonian for eventual display in the museum’s new dinosaur hall, scheduled to open in 2019. The skeleton is one of the most complete T. rex specimens ever discovered. It was found by Kathy Wankel, a rancher, near the Fort Peck Reservoir in eastern Montana.
Three Triceratops Found in Wyoming|
June 25, 2013 | CNN Video
The remains of three triceratops have been discovered at the same site in Wyoming. One may be the most complete fossil triceratops ever found.
Oldest Feathered Dinosaur?|
June 2, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
A fossil named Aurornis xui of a feathered creature similar to Archaeopteryx was discovered in the 160-million-year-old rocks of northeastern China.
Who Becomes Dominant After a Mass Extinction?|
May 3, 2013 | National Science Foundation
“These scientists have identified an outcome of mass extinctions–that species ecologically marginalized before the extinction may be ‘freed up’ to experience evolutionary bursts then dominate after the extinction.” Quote from H. Richard Lane, Program Director, National Science Foundation.
GeoCorps Internships and Short-Term Positions|
May 2, 2013 | Geological Society of America
GeoCorps America is a program offering paid, short-term geoscience positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world.
Just a few of the Fall/Winter Positions….
Curator Intern – Dinosaur National Monument
GIS Technician – Delaware Water Gap
Hydrological Technician – Redwoods National Park
Physical Science Technician – Grand Canyon National Park
Guest Scientist – Yosemite National Park
Nine-Year-Old Applies for Museum Curator Job|
April 2, 2013 | CBS News
“Museum CEO George Sparks says along with all the resumes he got from Ph.D.s there was one applicant with just a third-grade education. [...] Along with his hand-written, three-page cover letter, he attached a letter of recommendation from his teacher.”
The Extinction Before the Dinosaurs|
March 26, 2013 | National Science Foundation
“More than 200 million years ago, a massive extinction decimated 76 percent of marine and terrestrial species, marking the end of the Triassic period and the onset of the Jurassic. The event cleared the way for dinosaurs to dominate Earth.” Quoted from the NSF press release.