Category Archives: Science

Prehistoric Profiles: Stegosaurus

Pictured: Sophie the Stegosaurus, at the Natural History Museum in London. Found in Wyoming, she is the most complete Stegosaurus skeleton known to date. Photo taken by myself in February 2018. Before I saw Jurassic Park, and Velociraptor captured my … Continue reading

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Space Shambles at the Royal Albert Hall

On Friday, my dad and I went down to London together to see the show Space Shambles at the Royal Albert Hall. It was a one-night-only event, and had been presented as a blend of “science, music, comedy and wonder” … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Profiles: Velociraptor

Time to talk dinosaurs – and what better dinosaur to talk about than the source of my blog’s web address, the Velociraptor? The Jurassic Park franchise created an image of Velociraptor as a merciless supreme predator, which combined lightning speed, … Continue reading

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Falcon Heavy: About to Launch!

Tomorrow, at 1:30pm EST, we are hopefully going to see another milestone in modern spaceflight as SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy┬árocket makes its first launch from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Admittedly, there is no guarantee that the … Continue reading

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Borealopelta: A Dinosaur with Camouflage

Recently, a new paper was published describing an amazing dinosaur fossil, discovered in a mine in Alberta, Canada in 2011. The new species was named Borealopelta markmitchelli, meaning “Mark Mitchell’s northern shield”, after a technician at the Royal Tyrrell Museum … Continue reading

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A Great Dinosaur Enigma Solved!

I maintain a healthy interest in palaeontology these days, but looking back to the dinosaur-obsessed days of my childhood, I’m amazed just how much our knowledge of dinosaurs has changed. Things I thought I knew then are totally out of … Continue reading

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