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WNYC Digital

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, April 10, 2015

It turns out the Brontosaurus was a real dinosaur. Some feminists love The Fast and the Furious. Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has incredible donuts. These are the week's most popular stories.

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The Takeaway

The Brontosaurus Is Back!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The debate is over, and paleontologists have confirmed it: The Brontosaurus is both a distinct genus and species. Welcome back, thunder lizard.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, March 13, 2015

The dinosaurs from the TV show Dinosaurs dancing to Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize" wins the internet this week.
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Studio 360

Jurassic Art

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Translating the information from dinosaur bones into an accurate picture that includes muscles and skin takes a special type of creativity. When paleontologists make a discovery, this is their go-to artist.

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Radiolab

Fluffier, Brighter, Weirder Dinosaurs

Thursday, April 24, 2014

John Conway paints pictures of old dead things. But he doesn't paint them like they're old and dead—he paints them like maybe they’re outside your window right now, looking at you.
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The Takeaway

Ancient Flying Reptiles Offer Glimpse at Evolutionary Past

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The newest exhibit at the Natural History Museum puts pterosaurs on display. They are winged reptiles that flew with their fingers, walked on their wings, and ranged from the size of a sparrow to that of an F-16 fighter jet.

 

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WNYC News

Massive Reptiles Once Flew, Above the Dinosaurs

Sunday, April 06, 2014

It's a bird, it's a plane? It's ... a pterosaur?

These giant flying reptiles lived alongside the dinosaurs, and are the subject of a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History.

More than 150 species of pterosaurs have been discovered, according to curator and chair of the ...

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Radiolab

Dinopocalypse

Monday, December 09, 2013

We’ve all heard the story of what happened on the day the dinosaurs died, right? Well, we thought we had. Turns out, high-powered ballistics experiments, fancy computer algorithms, and good old-fashioned ancient geology have given us a shocking new version of the events on that day, 66 million years ago. ...

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Radiolab

Apocalyptical

Monday, December 09, 2013

In this new live stage performance, Radiolab turns its gaze to the topic of endings, both blazingly fast and agonizingly slow.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dueling Dinosaurs

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Matthew Carrano, Curator of Dinosauria at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, discusses the dueling dinosaur fossils that were discovered in Montana in 2006, by commercial prospectors on a privately owned land. They’ll be auctioned and are expected to fetch possibly of the highest price ever paid for dinosaur fossils, which excludes museums from acquiring them. He’ll also look at  how fossils are acquired by museums and collectors.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Social Media and Justice; Dinosaur Fossils for Sale; Brewster, a Novel; the Fight over Slavery

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

New Yorker staff writer Ariel Levy talks about how social media and online communities are changing how crimes are solved and prosecuted. We’ll look at the fossils of two dinosaurs locked in battle that were discovered in Montana in 2006 and are set to be auctioned to the highest bidder. Mark Slouka talks about his new novel, Brewster. Brenda Wineapple examines America in the mid-19th century, when people were settling the West and finding new freedom there, even as the country was fighting bitterly over slavery.

Radiolab

I Bet I Can Freeze A Battle Cry For 25 Million Years, Says Biologist E.O. Wilson

Monday, July 15, 2013

The world's most famous ant scholar likes a good prank. His secret fantasy, he told the novelist Michael Crichton, would be to steal a 25 million year old alarm signal from an ancient ant and use it to panic a modern nest. Oh, what fun! But can he do it?

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Radiolab

A Beautiful Notion: That Caterpillars Killed Off The Dinosaurs

Monday, July 01, 2013

One of the great dinosaur puzzles, the dinosaur mystery, is why did they suddenly die off? Scientists have been debating this question for almost a hundred years and one of the most beautiful notions came from an insect scholar who thought maybe caterpillars did it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Stolen Tyrannosaurus Skeleton Returns to Mongolia

Thursday, May 09, 2013

This week the United States returned a stolen 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus skeleton to Mongolia. Dr. Mark Norell, Curator-in-Charge of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, was one of the first people to bring the looted skeleton to the attention of U.S. customs officials, and he'll talk about the skeleton and how it was discovered.

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Radiolab

Dinosaurs With Attitude

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

NPR

Spielberg's were big, green and scaly. The real ones? They were often rosy, yellow, orange, iridescent, covered with fuzz, plumes, or feathers. Take a look at this latest take on the Jurassic, when reptiles, we think, looked more like rainbows.

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Features

US Seizes Dinosaur Skeleton in NY Friday

Friday, June 22, 2012

The U.S. government has seized a dinosaur skeleton in New York City that officials say was unjustly taken from the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.

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Studio 360

The Man Who Invented the Dinosaurs

Friday, June 08, 2012

Each of us can call to mind a clear image of many dinosaurs. That’s surprising, since no human ever set eyes on one. The images that we have derive largely from the work of one man, Charles R. Knight. A gifted wildlife painter at the end of the 19th century, Knight was ...

Slideshow: Charles R. Knight's dinosaurs

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