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Re: More dinosaur news (11/2000)

Re: More dinosaur news (11/2000)
From: Ben Creisler bh480@scn.org

In reply to some postive off-line comments about providing 
links or text for recent news stories:
Unfortunately I don't have a website of my own at the 
moment, and, sadly, with the passing of Betty Cunningham, 
there is no one who regularly keeps tabs on the news for 
the mailing list. However, I will do my best to notify 
list-members when I come across news stories that might be 
of interest. 
Fred Bervoets posts summaries about recent discoveries on 
his excellent DinoData site (www.dinodata.net), which I am 
sure everybody is aware of. 
Another website that posts wire-service stories (though 
not the more technical ones, unfortunately) is 
Prehistorics Illustrated at 
It's a bit tricky to access so the best method is to go to 
www.nbci.com, do a search for Prehistorics Illustrated, 
click on the logo, then click on Dinosaurs in the News, 
then on News Stories.
A site that sometimes posts more technical stories is 
http://www.sciencedaily.com, which has news releases from 
universities.  They also have an archive of  paleo and 
archaeo-related stories.

I also check Lexis-Nexis, which is available through many 
libraries--it's NOT available for free on the web. They 
pick up news stories and articles in foreign languages and 
from different parts of the world. The trick here is to do 
searches for the local spelling (for example, dinosaurier 
for German, dinosauros for Spanish, dinosauri for Italian, 
dinosaures for French). These can turn up articles that 
won't be translated elsewhere. For examples, the German 
publication Focus Magazin just had an article about the 
German Tendaguru expeditions--the complete text is 
available in German on Lexis-Nexis.

While I'm at it, I'll point out another recent story about 
analyzing dinosaur teeth for evidence of a warm or cold-
blooded metabolism. The article contains some howlers, 
though--"teeth" from "Pteranondon"?