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Palaeontologists Don't Always See Eye To Eye

Disclaimer: Apparently Carlsberg don’t write my titles.. Back in May 2011, a study was published in Science describing the application of sclerotic ring and orbital morphology in determining daily activity (diel) patterns in extinct archosaurs. Recently, a comment and counter-comment have been published, both with pretty critical rhetoric. I figured that as it appears to… Read More »

New Ceratopsid Dinosaur Re-found

Several links already summarise most of what is already known: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2011/december/new-horned-dinosaur-hidden-for-90-years-in-museum106428.html http://www.alfmuseum.org/in-the-news/112-new-dinosaur-named-by-alf-scientist http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Long+ignored+fossil+determined+species+horned+dinosaur/5816853/story.html  I just wanted to spread the word a bit, and also show this picture I just found of the actual specimen! I took this photo last year while volunteering in the NHM. Copyright of the image goes to the Natural History Museum,… Read More »

Why Job Applications Suck

I think this is something that pretty much all of us will be able to relate to. How often are you filling in an online application, having spent half an hour basically re-writing your CV into the various terrible formats available in application forms, to then come across the dreaded ‘competency questions’. If anything, these… Read More »