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Great moments in pedantry: Raptor vs. raptor

3 years agoOdd : Boing Boing

Events like this make an excellent case study for palaeozoologist Darren Naish's argument that we need to find a new nickname for dromaeosaurids—one that is not already being used by a significantly less terrifying class of animals. "Hey everybody, let's go to the Spring Raptor Release!" is kind of the "Let's eat, Grandma!" of species [...]
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Great moments in pedantry: Poisonous vs. Venomous

Odd : Boing Boing (3 years ago)

The key difference, writes blogger Jason Bittel, is in the biting. Venomous animals internally create a toxin and then inject it into prey or foes. Poisonous animals usually secrete their toxins on the outside. So here's a rule of t... Read Post

Conway, Kosemen, and Naish Discuss All Yesterdays

Biology / Paleontology : Love In The Time Of Chasmosaurs (2 years ago)

C.M. Kosemen has uploaded videos from the Friday, December 7 launch event for All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals to his Youtube channel. First, Darren Naish introduces the book an... Read Post

Great Moments in Pedantry: James and the Giant Peach needs moar seagulls

Odd : Boing Boing (2 years ago)

Children's literature is about the wonder of discovering new worlds, the power of imagination, and the all the little triumphs and defeats that make up a life. It's also an excellent place to find hypothetical questions that test th... Read Post


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