Being the first week of the month, we have a new edition of the Boneyard Blog Carnival to read. Ian Garofalo of Other Branch ably hosted this month's edition. Read it now!
Paleoblogger extraordinaire Brian Switek is sick of naked dinosaurs. As he says in a great post at the Guardian, "today there is simply no excuse not to depict a coelurosaur without feathers." Brian's Written in Stone is released this month. I'm working my way through my review copy in anticipation of my interview with him here, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
If you haven't read Glendon Mellow's most recent post on the importance of image citation in the science blogosphere, here's another chance. High dudgeon, indeed, but the sort that doesn't nonplus me in the least!
iPreparator lays the smack down on those who would incorrectly mix plaster. It's not a trivial thing in the world of paleontology!
Stuff I've tweeted over the last week or so:
- Spielberg's time travel and dinosaurs show Terra Nova fires its entire writing staff, but is certainly not "troubled"
- "...in this rock that is half a billion years old, he sometimes feels very humble." Tunneling under NYC on Radiolab
- The Coastal Paleontologist on Platalearostrum
- Stories in Stone: The Duomo and the Dinosaur
- SciAM Guest Blog by @drbondar: Why are we approaching biodiversity conservation from such different points of view?
Even though I only learned of his artwork recently, I am a huge fan of Jeff Martz's reconstructions. His panoply of Chinle terrestrial vertebrates showcased at Archosaur Musings recently graces my desktop background. Today, Chinleana shared his reconstruction of last year's Tawa hallae. Love it.
Tawa hallae illustration copyright Jeff Martz
JKvsHimself did this, and deserves excessively adulatory plaudits for it.
Outrageously Off-Topic Indulgence
Um, Shakira. She's great. Awoooooooo...