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Re: More dinosaur news (11/2000)
While I'm no Betty Cunningham, I do post news snippets pretty regularly on
the PrehistoricPlanet.com home page. I checked last night and we have posted
40 headlines in the last two months. My sources are both popular and
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Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: More dinosaur news (11/2000)
> Re: More dinosaur news (11/2000)
> From: Ben Creisler email@example.com
> 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"?