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 ...


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.



Finding Fun in the Water: Fossil Hunting in NJ

Friday, July 12, 2013


With just a colander in hand, visitors can find teeth from sharks that once swam the ocean that covered all of New Jersey.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Steak All the Way Through Edition

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Slate's own Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and June Thomas discuss the nature of the celebrity apology, the new CBS show "Under the Dome," and debate the end of the humanities. Show notes at:



Niche Market | Natural History Emporium

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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