Our Antarctic Getaway

4 December 2009 grant b 0

New Scientist has a lovely brochure for a summer place down south – far, far south: The cool climate of Antarctica was a refuge for […]

T. rex: Just a big puppy?

3 November 2009 grant b 0

The Telegraph reveals new fossil evidence that one of history’s scariest dinosaurs engaged in play-fights: Geologist Dr Joe Peterson, of Northern Illinois University, said: “Jane […]

SONG: Up, Up, Upsub 1

27 September 2009 grant b 0

SONG: Up, Up, Upsub1 [Download] . ABSTRACT: So, I wrote that song about New Zealand’s not-so-mythical giant eagle, (Harpagornis moorei), but I wasn’t really satisfied […]

SONG: Up, Up, Up

23 September 2009 grant b 1

SONG: “Up, Up, Up.” [Download] (To download, double right click and “Save Target As…”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: “Maori legend of man-eating bird is true”, from […]

Behold the roc!

15 September 2009 grant b 1

Or at least a very, very big, mythical bird… that turned out to be real: “It was certainly capable of swooping down and taking a […]

The Crocodillo

23 July 2009 grant b 0

I can’t figure out why something like this wouldn’t have survived pretty much anything. National Geographic reports on the discovery of an armored, omnivorous, desert-dwelling […]

Big fish! Hungry fish!

17 July 2009 grant b 0

You may have heard of the giant prehistoric shark called megalodon. And maybe other megafauna, like Megalosaurus or even the mighty mechanical Megasaurus. But LiveScience […]

We’ll go a-waltzing….

8 July 2009 grant b 0

Australian researchers have just discovered a trio of never-before-seen dinosaurs in the Winton Formation. Two of them died at the bottom of one of those […]


22 June 2009 grant b 0

PhysOrg ventures into the vast Gobi Desert to reveal a historical find – the fossilized remains of the first confirmed nut-eating dinosaur: Larger, more numerous […]

Hobbit feet.

8 May 2009 grant b 0

The New York Times has nothing better to do than look at hobbit feet: The new anatomical evidence, being reported Thursday in the journal Nature, […]