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Confessions of a Preparator, Oldest fish gets new research, New Thinking on Dino Evolution



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**  Devon sculptor - working with dinosaurs
There are not many people who can boast they have looked directly into the
eye of a life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex

**  Scientist's Finds Spur New Thinking on Dino Evolution
The pace of the continental breakup, he argues, had distinct evolutionary
impacts on dinosaur characteristics and lineages (see also last story)

**  Program at Denver museum trains amateur palaeontologists
Rita Ervin was a mom at home for more than 30 years, but she now excavates
dinosaur fossils using pick axes and paint brushes

**  Oldest fish gets new research
Imagine a prehistoric beast of human-sized proportion that fertilizes eggs
the size of tennis balls, has bony scales, a prickly spine and four fins
that look like legs

**  The dinosaur that fooled the world
Its name, Archaeoraptor lianoningensis, was a mouthful, and it left National
Geographic magazine and various eminent scientists feeling severely bitten.

**  Fossil Strengthens Dinosaur-Bird Link
A 130 million-year-old newly discovered fossil of a small meat-eating
dinosaur found in China is further proof of the evolutionary link between
dinosaurs and birds

**  Utah is rich in undiscovered fossils
Paleontologists believe that Utah is one of the richest sources of
undiscovered fossils in the world

**  This week's Feature Site
Paleoartist Mark Hallett illustrates prehistoric life and environments, and
has created dinosaur art for National Geographic, Disney, Universal Studios
and many others.

**  Confessions of a Preparator
It was during my stint in archeology that I learned the preparator's most
vital tool: patience
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**  A Fossil in the Flesh
For a dead dinosaur, Leonardo looks incredibly good. This from the Judith
River Dinsoaur Institute

**  When the asteroid hit, most plant-eating bugs died
It's been tough for scientists to determine how the insects fared because
they rarely leave behind fossils

**  Dinosaur discoveries wow Boston
Sensational fossil discoveries were unveiled including the most primitive
wishbone yet found in a dinosaur
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