In our "Dinosaur Tracking" blog, we'll delve into everyone's favorite extinct animal group and the lost worlds they so nobly inhabited. We'll post about paleontology news, dig into the latest controversies about how dinosaurs lived (and died), revisit the great fossil discoveries and peer over the shoulders of fossil hunters piecing together the grand scientific story of the Dinosauria.
And because dinosaurs play such a starring role in our imagination, from the
old Sinclair gas mascot to Barney to the evolution game Spore, we'll also
cast a skeptical and (we hope) amused eye on dinosaurs in pop culture.
Our bloggers include several paleontologically inclined
Smithsonian magazine staff members (and a few who just like big scary
creatures or old movies) and Rutgers University ecology and evolution student
Brian Switek, whose enthusiasm for dinosaur-ology so bowled us over we
recruited him to our team.