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On the News | USA | From the Archives: The Cabazon dinosaur builder @ Los Angeles Times

On the News @ Los Angeles Times Title:  From the Archives: The Cabazon dinosaur builder Scott Harrison Excerpt: “Claude K. Bell, a Knott’s Berry Farm sculptor and portrait artist, opened the Wheel Inn cafe in 1958. To attract customers to the restaurant in Cabazon, he began building dinosaurs. Bell thought big. “The brontosaurus is just the beginning.” he said, ” I’ve got 62 acres alongside the freeway. In the next

On the News | Australia | Dinosaur discovery in Winton could hold key to sauropods diet @ ABC

On the News @ ABC Title:  Dinosaur discovery in Winton could hold key to sauropods diet Nicole Bond Excerpt: “Scientists are hopeful the discovery of a fossilised dinosaur skeleton in outback Queensland will shed light on what was on the menu around 95 million years ago. The most complete sauropod skeleton ever found in the southern hemisphere is being dug up at a sheep station near Winton, in western Queensland.

On the News | Canada | Drumheller to name downtown streets after dinosaurs @ Calgary Herald

On the News @ Calgary Herald Title:  Drumheller to name downtown streets after dinosaurs Anna Junker Excerpt: “Residents and visitors of Drumheller may soon be driving down streets such as Daspletosaurus Avenue or walking along Pachycephalosaurus Way. The Town of Drumheller recently launched an online poll to gather public input on which dinosaur names are worthy of the new street signs. As a part of Drumheller’s Canada 150 celebrations, the

On the News | Mexico | La vida de los fósiles no debe quedar solo en las piedras: Prieto Hernández @ Exprés

On the News @ Exprés Title:  La vida de los fósiles no debe quedar solo en las piedras: Prieto Hernández Excerpt: “La paleontología aporta respuestas que hablan de la diversidad de la vida de las especies y cuál es la naturaleza del ser humano. Esta área se ha transformado profundamente, pues se ha convertido en una ciencia sumamente compleja destacó durante la apertura del XV Congreso Nacional de Paleontología realizado

On the News | USA | La Brea Tar Pits Museum Bracing for a Flood of Fossils This Summer @ Los Angeles Magazine

On the News @ Los Angeles Magazine Title:  La Brea Tar Pits Museum Bracing for a Flood of Fossils This Summer Matthew Segal Excerpt: “The La Brea Tar Pits know no mercy. The world’s most productive urban paleontological dig, they’ve yielded a stockpile of fossils that spill over from the main galleries of the La Brea Tar Pits Museum and into the lab and the cabinets and lockers that line

Paleontological Society Student Ambassador Program

Program: Student Ambassador Program Promoter: Paleontological Society Requirements: undergraduate students interested in a career in paleontology who plan on attending the 2017 Geological Society of America meeting in Seattle, Washington Support: Travel support and 1‐year student free membership to the Paleontological Society Application Deadline: July 20, 2017 Submit application via email: rxlock@wm.edu Link: Click here to access the full text of the offer Offer full description: “The

Julia Sankey and Jacob Biewer (California State University) just released “The Giant Spike-Toothed Salmon and Other Extinct Wildlife of Central California”, a new book on the giant, spike toothed salmon and massive tortoises in California. Written for a general audience, with excellent illustrations, the book is readly available through Amazon. It portrays the California of 5 million years ago and the very weird animals inhabiting it. Go back in time and learn about

On the News | Proposed oil and gas leases near Dinosaur National Monument stoke opposition @ Deseret News Utah

On the News @ Deseret News Utah Title:  Proposed oil and gas leases near Dinosaur National Monument stoke opposition Amy Joi O’Donoghue Excerpt: “Environmental groups are seething over the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to offer oil and gas leases adjacent to Dinosaur National Monument’s western boundaries. The BLM in Utah completed an environmental analysis on a plan to offer 98,639 acres for potential oil and gas development on 79

Just out | A Laurentian record of the earliest fossil eukaryotes @ Geology

Just out @ Geology A Laurentian record of the earliest fossil eukaryotes Author(s) Zachary R. Adam, Mark L. Skidmore, David W. Mogk and Nicholas J. Butterfield Abstract: The oldest evidence of eukaryotes in the fossil record comes from a recurrent assemblage of morphologically differentiated late Paleoproterozoic to early Mesoproterozoic microfossils. Although widely distributed, the principal constituents of this Tappania–Dictyosphaera–Valeria assemblage have not hitherto been recognized on Laurentia. We have recovered all three taxa from

On the News | Canada | Harvard team fossil hunting at Blue Beach @ Herald News

On the News @ Herald News Title:  Harvard team fossil hunting at Blue Beach Heather Desveaux Excerpt: “The Blue Beach Fossil Museum near Hantsport has some special visitors. Scientists from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University are on the hunt for some special fossils that haven’t been located anywhere else in the world, other than Scotland. Dr. Stephanie Pierce, curator of vertebrate paleontology, brought a team of three