To ask the question another way, why are modern land vertebrates so small? If it's to do with environmental factors, which ones? [more inside]
posted by 8k
on Jan 29, 2014 -
That's it...that's the whole question. What is the sum total of individual dinosaur species that have been identified? (Asking for my 6 year-old, and myself of course)!
posted by pandabearjohnson
on Sep 12, 2013 -
When I was a kid, I was totally enamored of dinosaurs. I seem to have lost my affinity for them in the years since. I quit paying attention to developments in paleontology. Apparently there's been a lot that I missed, like that the dominant theory now is that modern birds are descended from a dinosaur species (I think?). And I hear velociraptors had feathers. So I need not just updates, but a good primer for adults because I've forgotten everything I used to know about them.
Can anyone recommend some good modern books or documentaries on dinosaurs to rekindle the flame of dino-love?
posted by Sleeper
on Jun 3, 2013 -
What do Paleontologists fight about these days? What are the current controversies in the field? I'm interested in the Mesozoic but maybe the grant money and groupies these days is focused on a different time period? [more inside]
posted by Wretch729
on May 7, 2013 -
I'm trying to find the name of a dinosaur record that I listened to endlessly as a kid in 1980 or so. It was a 2-record set, I recall the covers (or the records?) being one red and one green. Songs and maybe some narrated info on various dinosaurs. I'm nearly certain it wasn't The Dinosaur Record
Anyone here happen to remember it? And if not, anyone with a tip on a shop that specializes in long-ago children's music that might be able to help me identify it?
posted by genug
on Feb 7, 2013 -
Quick and easy Toronto shopping filter: where to find a pair of novelty dinosaur slippers, in adult women's sizes? Downtown core or Yonge and Eg preferred; TTC access essential. Thanks!
posted by Schlimmbesserung
on Nov 23, 2011 -
I will be holidaying in NYC this month for ten days and am staying near Union Square. Please tell me about literary/spooky/cinematic/weird things to do! [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl
on Sep 13, 2011 -
Can'tFindThisVideoAgainFilter: YouTube, perhaps; within last 6 months. A couple of guys go back in time (!) and keep a diary. They return to the present and assert that birds are just dinosaurs. Pretty sure the punchline was something close to my tagline above. Much better than as described...
posted by TigerMoth
on Apr 26, 2011 -
I need to repaint my two-year-old son's room. Color and design ideas, please, for a room that will be cool, fun, easy to do, and *cheap*? [more inside]
posted by devotion+doubt
on Oct 23, 2010 -
Did I confabulate this, or did my very youthful self really play an early 90s DOS adventure game where you ran around with a group of dinosaurs trying to save the dinosaurs from extinction? [more inside]
posted by Keter
on Sep 12, 2010 -
My six-year-old son wants to know how many carnivorous dinosaurs walked on four legs. [more inside]
posted by winston
on Aug 11, 2010 -
Another forgotten book from childhood. Time travel/survival. Dinosaurs. And yes, it vibrates. Help? [more inside]
posted by rokusan
on Aug 26, 2009 -
Are all adult sized pajamas boring? Where can I find some with dinosaurs, space ships, fairies, that kinda thing?
posted by Eothele
on Dec 14, 2008 -
What is going on in this Southern California arroyo and what's with the dinosaurs all over the place? [more inside]
posted by buggzzee23
on Sep 10, 2008 -
SCIENCE! > Has anyone in paleontology explored the possibility that some aspects of dinosaur morphology can be explained by air pressure much higher than Earth's contemporary atmosphere? [more inside]
posted by joe_from_accounting
on Mar 21, 2008 -
How long would it take for the Empire State Building to vanish without a trace? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2
on Nov 16, 2006 -
I fondly remember an arcade game from my childhood at the local junk-food kiosk, but I can not remember the name. I have tried to search Google, but I have not found anything.
The game, as I remember it, was a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up. You flew planes (1 player or 2 players) and on the ground beneath you dinosaurs where actively trying to kill you with their prehistoric might.
posted by Grums
on Oct 19, 2006 -
How does the Christian Bible explain or account for fossil evidence of cavemen and dinosaurs? Was Adam a Neanderthal? Were there dinosaurs on Noah's Ark?
posted by robbie01
on Apr 3, 2006 -
70/80s sci-fi/horror movie filter: Does anyone remember a movie that was broadcast on network television in the very early 80s that involved claymation dinosaurs attacking a house and aliens that entered the house through a key-hole (?). [more inside]
posted by lyam
on Feb 24, 2006 -
Within the world of Children's and Young Adult books, is there a way to guage the popularity of dinosaur-related titles? [more inside]
posted by bjork24
on Feb 22, 2006 -
NYCFilter: Can anybody recommend a hotel or B&B in Manhattan compatible with two adults and a four-year old paleontologist? [more inside]
posted by ldenneau
on Sep 21, 2005 -
This is a weird question that just popped in my head. Crude oil is usually made from the ancient biomass, which may include both plant and animal material. Let's say that in the crude oil that was used to create the gas for my car was made of all dinosaurs -- specifically, a mass grave of thousands of raptors. On my typical daily commute (30km, or 18.64 miles), how many raptors have I burnt? Let's use a conservative 20 miles per gallon, round up, and say I used a gallon of gasoline. I've done some preliminary analysis, so [More Inside]
posted by sleslie
on Jun 2, 2004 -
Does anyone remember the last episode of that old ABC show Dinosaurs (you know, with the puppets?) Something just triggered some strange memory of the last episode and I seem to remember all the characters kicking the bucket (even the baby). Is that what happened? Is there a detailed synopsis of this episode somewhere on the web? Tvtome doesnt have it to much detail. It was called "Changing Nature," i believe.
posted by Slimemonster
on Apr 14, 2004 -