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All Yesterdays and the Re-Imagination of Prehistoric Art

One of the most bizarre and unique pieces of paleo-media out there, the speculative art book All Yesterdays simultaneously advances – and critiques – our gateway to prehistory.

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Mammals Max's Random Ramblings

The Crossroads of History: America’s Great Biotic Interchange

Millions of years ago, Central America became an almost unparalleled highway for organism migration.

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Dinosaurs Max's Random Ramblings The History of Paleontology

Misinformation and the Media: Clickbait in Paleontology

Despite being a scientific field, paleontology often finds itself victim to clickbait of Gigantic proportions.

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Avocados & Giants: Companionship Through Life and Death

Is there a connection between the avocados in your guacamole and extinct giant ground sloths? The answer may surprise you.

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50 Fun Facts About Prehistory & Paleontology

Article #50! For such an occasion, I wanted to do something fun. Inside are 50 of my favourite facts about prehistory, spanning everything from Dino-bats to devil frogs.

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Dinosaurs Max's Random Ramblings

Venomous Dinosaurs: Fact or Fiction?

Jurassic Park introduced the world to Dilophosaurus, a predatory dinosaur that could spit venom. But was it capable of this? And have any other dinosaurs been revealed as venomous?

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The Far Side of Stegosaurus’ Tail

Stegosaurus is most famous for its deadly tail spikes, referred to by paleontologists as “Thagomizers.” But where did the name thagomizer come from? And what does it have to do with a 1982 newspaper comic?

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Dinosaurs Max's Random Ramblings The History of Paleontology

The Many Faces of Megalosaurus

Just how many dinosaurs have been named Megalosaurus? If you ask me, far too many.

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Dinosaurs Max's Random Ramblings The History of Paleontology

The First Dinosaur was Named What now?

While today we recognize fossils as the remains of extinct animals, our ancestors weren’t so observant. This led to a few… peculiar name choices, including that of the first known dinosaur fossil…