Radiometric Dating Explained

Radiometric dating is the process by which scientists use radioactive trace elements to determine the age of fossils and artifacts (carbon dating is a type of radiometric dating). It’s a super fundamental concept in paleontology, geology, archaeology, and astronomy–it’s how...

Breaking News: Spinosaur Swimming and Sauropod Sails

Every so often, a scientific paper comes out that rocks the paleontology community and gets paleoartists flocking to make updated depictions reflecting the new information. In the past I’ve done a couple of Obscure Dinosaur Profiles prompted by such developments,...

Dinosaur Photography 7

The other thing I did in Denver was take some pictures of birds that don’t live around here. (Do you think it was just a trip to collect content for this blog?) I also took a road trip recently to...

The Time Traveller's Cookbook

While my bachelorette party was in Denver looking at fossils, my brother had this idea while looking at Plectronoceras: “It would make good calamari–just hang the cone over a wire and deep-fry it right in the shell.”