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Re: News Item: Dinosaurs sprinted across the planet

I like to think that I've drawn some long bows with press releases before, but I'm in awe of this one:

from http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/2007/2011671.htm

"Looking at how these ancient animals lived and died out is also important in trying to predict how modern species may cope with future climate change, Sellers adds.

This study helps to build a biological picture that scientists can use to better understand how dinosaurs adapted to changes in the weather just before they went extinct some 65 million years ago, he says."

Palaeobiomechanics and climate change. To quote the late great Bill Hicks, "Who would have thunk it?"

Colin McHenry
School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Geology)
University of Newcastle
Callaghan NSW 2308
Tel: +61 2 4921 5404
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