Mary Anning, Princess of Paleontology — Mary Anning started hunting for fossils in Lyme Regis in the early 1800s. Around 1811, she uncovered the complete skeleton of an ichthyosaurus. She made several significant contributions to paleontology, so why didn’t she always get credit for her work?
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What were the biggest, baddest and weirdest dinosaurs? Did killer algae take them out? What’s the deal with brontosaurus? Was T-Rex a cannibal? Who fought in the ‘bone wars?’ What kind of car does Predator X eat? Answers to these questions may or may not appear in the “Dinosaur” episode of Caustic Soda. Plus early paleontological blunders!
Dr. Warren Allmon, director of the Paleontological Research Institution, leads a panel discussion about the future of evolution
As part of the Museum of Natural History at Noon series, Dr. Warren Allmon, director of the Paleontological Research Institution, led a panel discussion on Feb. 14, 2008 about how human activities are changing the direction and rate of future evolution. Discussion ranged from species classification debate to the impact of modern medicine on the evolutionary advancement of humans.
Darwin Day is an annual international commemoration of the birthday and ideas of Charles Darwin, a British naturalist born Feb. 12, 1809, and author of the seminal book "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection."