It is a pity some things will never be appreciated by human eyes, things too hidden, too far, or too lost—anemone-like crystals that reach from an undiscovered cave wall; or the swirling blue clouds of a gas giant circling a star so distant it’s part of no constellation; or the contrast of an Archaeopteryx’s plumage,standingagainst the weathered rocks of a Jurassic archipelago.
Episode 223 is all about Nodosaurus, the original member of Nodosauridae: The clade of ankylosaurs without tail clubs.
Interview with Thomas Hopp, scientist, inventor, lecturer, and author. He’s written a number of short stories and novels, including the science fiction series Dinosaur Wars. He has also proposedthat dinosaurs evolved feathers on their hindlimbs to warm their nests. Here are…
Locking up in the partially lit exhibit hall is always magical to me, and fills me with gratitude. I love these beasts, and it makes me so happy to work with them every day.
It was a rough long weekend with gender dysphoria and depression, and a rough morning too. But I made it to work, however late. My colleagues were loving and supportive, and I was able to do some good things today. Not to mention a wonderful conversation with my Mom on the phone. God really does love us, and sends angels when we’re having a rough time. Sometimes they have wings, sometimes they have sneakers, and for me sometimes they have sharp teeth and bony claws 🙂