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  • Live From the Field: Fossil Prep | BEYONDbones
    more of what s been found already in our daily blog from the field in 2007 Today s update comes David Temple our associate curator of paleontology and a one of our BEYONDbones bloggers he fills us in on the progress from yesterday including a discussion of what will happen with the fossils that have been discovered this week once the team gets them back to the Museum Click the podcast below to listen You can also check out earlier updates from this dig trip Day One Live from the Fossil Field Day Two The Smoking Gun Day Three New Discoveries Day Four Secondontosaurus Found Day Five Mad Max 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Paleontology and tagged bob bakker dig for fossils digging for fossils Dimetrodon dinosaur dr bakker dr bob bakker dr robert bakker dr robert t bakker field paleontology finding fossils finding fossils in the field fossil research fossils from dirt to display HMNS live reports from a dig site matrix new discovery new fossils new species paleontological research paleontologist Paleontology paleontology research permian podcast robert t bakker science museum science research screening was dimetrodon a dinosaur what lived in the permian what s it

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  • Live From the Field: Mad Max | BEYONDbones
    can read more of what s been found already in our daily blog from the field in 2007 Friday s update comes from Kathy Zoehfeld a member of the HMNS dig team who is also a prolific author of science books for kids As for why we ve entitled this post Mad Max you ll have to listen in Click the podcast below for more updates from yesterday s dig More from the field tomorrow Until then you can also check out earlier updates from this dig trip Day One Live from the Fossil Field Day Two The Smoking Gun Day Three New Discoveries Day Four Secondontosaurus Found 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Paleontology and tagged bob bakker dig for fossils digging for fossils Dimetrodon dinosaur dr bakker dr bob bakker dr robert bakker dr robert t bakker field paleontology finding fossils finding fossils in the field fossil research fossils from dirt to display HMNS live reports from a dig site matrix new discovery new fossils new species paleontological research paleontologist Paleontology paleontology research permian podcast robert t bakker science museum science research screening was dimetrodon a dinosaur what lived in the permian what s it like

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  • Eeeeeeeeeeewww, Roaches!!!! | BEYONDbones
    you saw is one that has just shed its skin A freshly molted cockroach is white with black eyes and very soft and vulnerable After a few hours its new skin will start to harden and grow darker until it is the original color Cockroaches can give my child asthma True Unfortunately a heavy infestation of cockroaches can cause asthma in allergen sensitive individuals especially children If you have hundreds of cockroaches in your walls the feces will build up and become airborne This is all the more reason to keep your house clean Well there you have it folks the skinny on cockroaches I hope that some of you may look at cockroaches in a new light and next time you see one give it break It s not their fault they have a bad rap If you still feel nauseous thinking of them just make sure your house is sparkling clean If we clean up after ourselves the roaches don t have to do it for us Skip the poison it s bad for the environment and kills all of those wonderful bugs everyone loves to see Until next time happy bug watching 30 0 0 This entry was posted in Plants Insects and tagged albino cockroach American Cockroach are roaches dirty blatella germanica Blattodea can a roach live for two weeks without a head can cockroaches give my child asthma can roaches hurt you Cockrell Butterfly Center cockroach cockroaches cockroaches are clean decomposer insects do roaches spread disease eeew cockroaches german cockroach HMNS periplaneta americana praying mantids praying mantis reasons to like cockroaches roaches are obsessed with cleanliness Science scientific studies about roaches specialized cockroaches species of cockroach studies about roaches termite tropical climates where do roaches live in home where roaches live why do roaches live in homes by Erin M Bookmark the permalink About Erin M As an entomologist at the Cockrell Butterfly Center Erin designs creates and maintains exhibits for the Entomology Hall raises and cares for live insects and insect relatives and educates the public about the wonderful world of bugs View all posts by Erin M 12 thoughts on Eeeeeeeeeeewww Roaches Adam Bobrow on January 10 2009 at 5 17 am said I saw a cockroach and after trying to peacefully move it it crawled under my couch I then thought I don t wear my shoes in my room I wonder if a roach can hurt me This piece you wrote is not only VERY informative but a fun and interesting read The personality really comes through the words I don t know if you are a professional writer but whatever medium you choose to educate PLEASE continue to use your gift in someway to spread anything you are passionate to share and so helpfully informed about Thanks 8 Adam PS I am sending this article to someone special Franny on April 29 2009 at 12 43 pm said Erin I thought it was super awesome that when I looked up

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  • Live from the Field: Secodontosaurus Found? | BEYONDbones
    team thinks they may have found the pelvis and possibly a full skeleton of a Secodontosaurus The fox faced finback so called because of its slender muzzle could easily be confused for a Dimetrodon but they are actually quite different If they have in fact found a Seco it will be the first that has been uncovered since 1936 with the exception of HMNS Nancy Bowen s discovery of an isolated scapula from this species on one of the team s earlier digs With today s more complete digging methods this find would give us the opportunity to learn much more about this rare species from the contextual information being preserved around the fossil Click the podcast below for more updates from yesterday s dig More from the field tomorrow Until then you can also check out earlier updates from this dig trip Day One Live from the Fossil Field Day Two The Smoking Gun Day Three New Discoveries 1 0 0 This entry was posted in Paleontology and tagged bakker drawing bob bakker chris flis daily podcast update digging fossils Dimetrodon dr bakker dr robert bakker finback fossils fox faced finback HMNS live from the field new discovery north texas paleontologist Paleontology paleontology team permian podcast robert bakker science field paleontology secodontosaurus seymour TX skull comparison by Erin B Bookmark the permalink About Erin B Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS In a past life she was a public relations and online marketing dynamo at HMNS View all posts by Erin B 2 thoughts on Live from the Field Secodontosaurus Found dave on November 8 2008 at 10 40 pm said Erin What are some other good museums to visit that have good dinosaur displays Erin on November 10 2008 at 10 01 am said Hi

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  • Live from the field – New Discoveries | BEYONDbones
    in 2007 Chris Flis sent the update on yesterday s progress the day was filled with new finds which you can hear all about in the podcast below In the podcast Chris also talks about jacketing several fossils this is done when a site yields so many fossils that they can t safely be excavated in the time the team has available So the team digs a trench around the site covers it with many layers of plaster and burlap to stabilize it and flips it to cover the bottom You end up with a giant slab of plaster encased dirt that can be brought home for further excavation and study And when I say giant I mean it our team has brought home jackets weighing up to 500 pounds The jacket made for Leonardo the mummified dinosaur that was found in Montana which is now on display here weighed 6 tons The team s 2007 blog has a great video of the end of the jacketing process and a bit more detail in how it happens More from the field tomorrow Until then you can also check out earlier updates from this dig trip Day One Live from the Fossil Field Day Two The Smoking Gun 1 0 0 This entry was posted in Paleontology and tagged bob bakker chris flis dig site Dimetrodon dr bakker dr bob bakker dr robert bakker field program fossils jacketing fossils north texas fossils paleontologist Paleontology permian permian era fossils plaster jacketing podcast progress at the dig site progress in the field seymour TX texas video by Erin B Bookmark the permalink About Erin B Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS In a past life she was a public relations and online marketing dynamo at HMNS View all posts by

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  • Storm Chaser: Tornadoes | BEYONDbones
    have disappointing news for you They are very different There are no sisters sidewinders fingers of God and above all no breaks for steak and eggs at aunt Edna s house We don t drive through corn fields not worrying about where to fold the maps and most of all the tornadoes look well real The probes I deploy in the paths of tornadoes measure the pressure temperature humidity wind speed and direction of tornado cores as they pass over the probes We also have special probes containing video cameras that provide visualization of tornado cores as tornadoes pass overhead Our research fielding begins on May 1 and runs through the end of July and we re teamed up with Iowa State University and the National Geographic Society Our field research program is called TWISTEX Tactical Weather Instrumented Sampling in Tornadoes EXperiment You can read more about this groundbreaking program and follow along with our past and future missions here I also have a personal website and it contains information on how to get a copy of some of the most dramatic tornado footage ever captured Looking at the local forecast it looks like we have a chance of some strong thunderstorms right here in the Houston area this afternoon and evening Certainly quite a treat for us as we left snow flurries back in Denver yesterday 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Science and tagged dramatic footage of tornados humidity iowa state university National Geographic Society pressure severe storm severe storm research severe storm researcher storm chaser temperature tim samaras tornado twister the movie twistex wind speed and direction of tornado cores by Erin B Bookmark the permalink About Erin B Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS In a past life she was a

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  • Go Stargazing! November Edition | BEYONDbones
    on November 30 The two planets will then be about 2 degrees apart When two or more planets are roughly in the same line of sight astronomers say they are in conjunction Saturn is still visible at this time of year it resides high in the east and can be seen around dawn Mars is lost in the Sun s glare this month and will remain out of sight into 2009 Look for the enormous Summer Triangle consisting of the stars Deneb Vega and Altair high in the west The Great Square of Pegasus is high in the east at dusk The star in its upper left hand corner is also the head of Andromeda Facing north you ll see five stars in a distinct M like shape this is Cassiopeia the Queen Her stars are about as bright as those in the Big Dipper and she is directly across the North Star from that Dipper In fall while the Dipper is low and out of sight Cassiopeia rides high photo credit Sir Mervs byaheng bicol You ll notice that November skies at dusk especially to the south and east contain many fewer bright stars than skies of summer or winter This is because we are facing out of the galaxy plane when we look in that direction The Summer Triangle and Cassiopeia are in the galaxy plane where most bright stars are Looking away from that we see a large are of dim stars known to the ancients as the Celestial Sea By late evening 10 pm now 8 pm by the 30th dazzling Orion rises in the east reminding us that winter is on the way Moon Phases in November 2008 1st Quarter November 5 10 03 am Full November 13 12 18 pm Last Quarter November 19

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  • Live from the Field: The Smoking Gun | BEYONDbones
    been found already in our daily blog from the field in 2007 Listen to the podcast below to hear David Temple our associate curator of paleontology and a one of our BEYONDbones bloggers fill us in on the progress from yesterday including the discovery of The Smoking Gun and evidence of cannibal Dimetrodon as well as the history of the site the team is digging on which is so rich that scientists have been pulling Dimetrodon and other Permian era species out of the ground there since 1877 If you re a paleo expert you can skip this paragraph and head straight to the update but David mentions a few things that not everyone is familiar with matrix is a term paleontologists use to describe the material that surrounds fossils Wet screening is the process of putting matrix on a small weave screen and running water through it to find any tiny fossils that might have been missed And Dimetrodon grandis is the very largest species of Dimetrodon ever found making it the biggest baddest predator of the Permian Our field team will be updating us on progress at the site every day this week so check out yesterday s update from Kat Havens another of our excavators and come back tomorrow for more from the fossil field 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Paleontology and tagged beyondbones biology bob bakker cannibal curator david temple digging for fossils dinosaur dr bakker dr robert bakker field work finding fossils in the field fossils kat havens largest species of Dimetrodon material that surrounds fossils matrix paleo paleontologist Paleontology permian permian era podcast pre dinosaur predator prehistoric progress at the fossil site robert bakker Seymour seymour TX the smoking gun wet screening Zoology by Erin B Bookmark the permalink About Erin

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/11/live-from-the-field-the-smoking-gun/ (2016-02-12)
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