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Brian Switek
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Distant cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex, freelance science writer
Distant cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex, freelance science writer

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The Tyrannosaurus rex of the movies is usually a scaly monster. But is it possible that the real tyrant king was fuzzy? Brian considers the evidence.

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What's new with prehistory? I'll tell you in what I hope is the first of many live chats. I'm happy to chatter away, but throw me questions and I'll be happy to talk about what's new with prehistoric life. In this first edition, I'll be talking about Brontosaurus, Jurassic World, weird fossil mammals, and more!

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Good news, everyone! My Beloved Brontosaurus is "Read of the Month" at Hudson Booksellers! And if you order through them, the book is 40% off. Check it out: http://www.hudsonbooksellers.com/beloved-brontosaurus-march-rotm

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I don't know why a raven is like a writing desk, but I do know the feathery dinosaur Microraptor was like a cat http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/22/theres-something-fishy-about-microraptor/

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Today's the day! My Beloved Brontosaurus is here! My latest book is out in hardcover, ebook, and audio formats. If you enjoy my writing, please consider picking up a copy and traveling back to the Mesozoic with me.

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"Brontosaurus" is the perfect symbol of the ongoing tension between the dinosaurs we meet as kids and the creatures cutting-edge paleontology is bringing to life http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/15/brontosaurus-not-real-dinosaurs-apatosaurus_n_3073842.html?utm_hp_ref=science

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The early human Australopithecus sediba was quite similar to early members of our own genus, but was this hominin actually close to our ancestry? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130411-homo-ancestor-hominin-skeleton-lucy-australopithecus-sediba-science/

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How my torturous academic background brought me face-to-face with "Brontosaurus": an interview at the Daily Dose http://bschillace.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/the-daily-dose-present-brian-switek-and-beloved-brontosaurus/

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A different sort of "de-extinction": DNA evidence indicates that a species of turtle listed as extinct never actually existed http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/10/the-turtle-that-wasnt-there/
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