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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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The Boneyard #3: Was Tyrannosaurus rex a fluffysaur?
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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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The Boneyard #1: Brontosaurus Returns(?)!
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Just watched it on YouTube (sorry, but live is not possible with the time difference), very interesting, very informative, lots of cats (this is the internet after all ;-), I really enjoyed it :-)
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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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My copy arrived today. Congrats! Can't wait to read it. 
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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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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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About to go on air to talk about My Beloved Brontosaurus and dinosaurian awesomeness. Join us if you can!
 
At ScienceOnline 2013, we were treated to advance copies of Brian Switek's new book, "My Beloved Brontosaurus".  Join the hangout at 9:30pm Eastern Time and chat with Brian about his book and all things dinosaur!
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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
Switek didn't "out-grow" his love of dinosaurs like most kids did. Every page of My Beloved Brontosaurus is a love letter to to his idea of dinosaurs and the factual dinosaurs that he has spent the last 30 years studying. It is impossible for this book not to reignite a passion for these beloved ...
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Took me forever to get here but I have just a small comment. I love your (Swetik) writing! If you wrote our text books on your subject, I would have been able to read them (ADHD). I would have actually learned something. Thank you, Shavon Sabin
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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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"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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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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Jurassic Park is back in theaters, and to celebrate I have five (!) pieces about dinosaurs and paleontology in the film. Wonder why we'll never actually clone dinosaurs, or how much more awesome T. rex has become since Jurassic Park debuted? Then check this out: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/05/the-joys-and-frustrations-of-jurassic-park/
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+Jochen Fromm Actually, we have been able to to "turn off" so to speak, genes in a chicken that stop the growth of its tail and of normal teeth. The chicken embryos that were used were not hatched, but it is possible to reverse engineer portions of the chicken's anatomy that make it less like a non-avian dinosaur, such as its short tail and lack of teeth.
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Distant cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex, freelance science writer
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Science writer and blogger with a passion for natural history, paleontology, and evolution. My first book - Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature - was published last fall by Bellevue Literary Press, and I have just started work on my second book. It is called 'A Date With a Dinosaur' and will be published by Scientific American/FSG in late 2012. You can keep up with my writing at my website, http://brianswitek.com/
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    Ecology & Evolution, 2001 - 2009
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