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Dictated to me by my son Everett, 7 yrs old (Thomas' twin brother): How did dinosaur bones grow bigger as the animal grew bigger?

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As I kid I always dreamed of becoming one, like most kids probably. Most careers have their downsides once we get past the childhood fantasies. What though hadn't you expected before entering into an academic career, that turned out to be a good surprise?

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Dictated to me by my son Thomas, age 7: Has it been figured out if Nyasasaurus is a true dinosaur or an archosaur?

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Simply curious whether the only thing imprinted in the cast are skin structures, or that remnants or indirect proof of the original pigmentation might be present.

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Besides Hadrosaurids of course... ;)

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The dinosaurs of my youth are no longer dinosaurs - science now views the fossil remains in a different light. How difficult is it to recreate a creature from the fossil remains? And how often are the results overturned as new discovered come to light?

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You made this discovery the most 'openly accessible' paleontology report ever - has there been any unexpected benefits or surprises or negative consequences to having done so?

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And more generally, how common is it to be able to determine a cause of death for fossilized dinos? What are the most common ways this is done?

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Your answer in 10 words or less... :)

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or were they mainly confined to North America?

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Ask me anything journal club

- with Andy Farke and Sarah Werning

On November 13th Andy Farke and Sarah Werning will be here live to answer your questions. They recently published the now famous 'baby dinosaur' paper. We welcome anyone to ask them a question regarding this paper, paleontology in general or any other topic before, during, and after the event.

When: November 13, 2013 08:00 am PST

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