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All Aboard the Dinosaur Train!

Dinosaurs and trains might not seem to have much in common, but the television network PBS will soon be mashing them together in a new children's show called "Dinosaur Train." Right now details are scant, but it looks like the show will be set in a computer animated world where characters will teac...

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A sneak peek at what Dinosaur Train will look like. From Playthings.com


Dinosaurs and trains might not seem to have much in common, but the television network PBS will soon be mashing them together in a new children's show called " Dinosaur Train." Right now details are scant, but it looks like the show will be set in a computer animated world where characters will teach children about natural history and paleontology. Every now and then they will even hear from a real paleontologist, the University of Utah scientist Scott Sampson, although most of the show will feature as-yet-unannounced characters. If you can't wait to start traveling down the dinosaur track, though, you can always pick up some dinosaur shoes and make tracks of your own in the meantime.
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Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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