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Dinosaur News Round Up: New Discovery, Fish Explosions and Gendered Dinos

Joline Zepcevski Fossilized Fridays, SciTech 1 Comment

Scientists are busy finding new dinosaurs all over the place. Last week we brought you the Hell Chicken Dinosaur, this week, we bring you Clive. Okay, fine, they aren’t really calling Sefapanosaurus zastronensis Clive, but don’t you think he would have gotten more attention if they had? Clive is a sauropodomorph (yes, like the brontosaurs that may or may not have existed, but …

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Review – The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

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The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks Sam Maggs Review:  This new(ish) guide for geekettes from Sam Maggs, currently the assistant editor at The Mary Sue among other awesome accomplishments, acts as an excellent entry point to the world of fandom. The book begins by discussing what it means to be a fangirl. Used as a …

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Hell Chicken Dinosaur and Other Fossil Facts

Joline Zepcevski Fossilized Fridays, SciTech 1 Comment

We are a nation obsessed with dinosaurs. And zombies. Clearly the next step is demonic zombie chicken-like dinosaurs. Well, do we have news for you! Back in March, scientists announced that they had found the dinosaur “chicken from hell.” Standing on two legs, at 11 feet tall and weighing in at 500 pounds, we bring you the oviraptorsaur Anzu wyliei. Oviraptorosaurs …

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5 Animals That Are Almost Too Ridiculous To Exist

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1. This may look like glow-in-the-dark seaweed, but it is actually a sea slug. Also, Dear Science, this is a terrible name. Please to see Sparklemuffin as a reference for future naming possibilities. So, outside of being voted most awesome looking sea slug, it turns out this particular sea slug has an important scientific function:  It has been called the …

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5 Parody Songs Scientists Will Love

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1. You’re sure to never forget the steps of the scientific method after listening to The George Center’s “Gangnam Style” parody. 2. We learned more about black holes from this spoof by A Capella Science than from several books by notable authors. Parody of “Pumped up Kicks”, by Foster The People 3. We would be remiss not to include UC Berkeley, the …

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Darpa Robotics Challenge: Winners, Losers and Clumsy Robots

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Not for the first or last time, we here at Bitter Empire have to admit that we were wrong. Despite our constant predictions, the winner of the DARPA Robotics Challenge was a humanoid robot. Specifically, Hubo the South Korean team’s ‘bot, was awarded the $2 million win! Coming in a close second, another humanoid robot! Team IHMC’s Running Man, from Pensacola, …

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