Museum collections are a core resource of paleontology, far beyond their role in providing fossils for exhibits. Collections, with their fossils and associated records, house primary data for our research, and thus pretty much every
This guest post was contributed by science writer Jeanne Timmons (@mostlymammoths), as a follow-up to her first post. The post reflects the views solely of its author, which are not necessarily shared by PLOS. Full disclosure: The author
This guest post was contributed by science writer Jeanne Timmons (@mostlymammoths). The post reflects the views solely of its author, which are not necessarily shared by PLOS. Full disclosure: A travel stipend and lodging was offered
For paleontologists and fossil enthusiasts working in the United States, one week is left to submit comments on the Paleontological Resources Protection Act (PRPA), the set of U.S. laws that protects and preserve the nation’s paleontological resources.
Featured image: Megapnosaurus model on display in front of Grallator-type dinosaur tracks at the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. Photograph by Sarah Gibson. UPDATE August 22, 2016: It is with great sadness
Yesterday, we started an interview with Justin Adams, senior author on a recent PLOS ONE paper discussing a newly available set of 3D digital fossils. Here is the thrilling conclusion to our conversation involving fossil mammals of
As a digital fossil buff, I’m always excited to learn about new efforts for serving 3D fossil data. Thus, a recent PLOS ONE paper by Justin Adams and colleagues definitely caught my attention. In short, they announce the
Today is International Museum Day. Today (and every day) I’m grateful for museums and the people who work in them. Natural history museums (especially The Field Museum in Chicago) were key inspirations that got me on
Science is built upon repeatability, but this means different things in different fields. For instance, a chemist in one lab should be able to follow the procedures of another lab and get the same results.
It’s not a popular opinion in these days of budget cuts and fiscal austerity, but I’m going to go ahead and state it anyway: We do not have enough people employed by the federal government.