Friday, April 10, 2015

In the News: Return of the Thunder Lizard

Fig.1. The Brontosaurus can finally reclaim its place as a real species (Credit:Davide Bonadonna/Creative Commons)

This week in science brought us a new dinosaur, “extreme” museum exhibits, and a seed bank which might one day save the world. Read this #FollowFriday to learn more about the weird and unknown side of collections:

  • This dinosaur, the so-called "thunder lizard," might be resurrected as its own species, thanks to a five-year study of 81 museum specimens from across Europe and the United States: “The Brontosaurus Is Back,” Scientific American (07 April 2015)

  • The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is celebrating the odd and marvelous organisms which inhabit every corner of Earth. These “extremophiles” can survive in a wide range of habitats that would be deadly for many other animals: “Extremophiles on Display,” The Scientist (02 April 2015)

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