The Real Top Predator of the Dinosaur Age Was Not T. Rex

Deinosuchus could snack on T. rex for dinner. That's how badass this ancient ancestor of the American alligator was. In this short video from Brian Switek, author of My Beloved Brontosaurus, you'll find out exactly how the perfect predator came to rule the swamps of Utah 75 million years ago. » 10/06/14 3:20pm 10/06/14 3:20pm

Everything wrong with Jurassic Park in under 180 seconds

Jurassic Park got a lot of things right – driving home the point that birds are dinosaurs, for example. It also got a LOT of things wrong. » 5/14/13 11:40am 5/14/13 11:40am

Brontosaurus Is the Most Amazing Dinosaur Who Never Existed

I can’t stay away from dinosaurs. Any excuse is a good one if I can spend a few hours wandering among their lovely skeletons in the museum halls. That's how I encountered this Brontosaurus, magnificent but incorrect, drawn from another era in paleontology. » 4/16/13 10:18am 4/16/13 10:18am

This week's Doctor Who totally wasted its chance to make feathered…

We're obviously big Doctor Who fans, and it's no secret that we've got a thing for dinosaurs. But you know what else we love? Pedantry. Over on Dinosaur Tracking, Smithsonian's Brian Switek serves up all three in a light-hearted critique of Saturday's episode of Doctor Who, which featured dinosaurs quite prominently.… » 9/11/12 11:40am 9/11/12 11:40am

The Brontosaurus model from the original King Kong looks cooler today…

Over on Dinosaur Tracking, Brian Switek has posted this most excellent photograph of the robo-zombified head of the Brontosaurus model from the original, 1933 King Kong. The mock-up now resides at The Dinosaur Museum in Blanding, Utah. » 5/14/12 9:18am 5/14/12 9:18am

Keep up with the latest science e-books and apps with "Download the…

Science-themed e-books and mobile apps are beginning to account for a significant segment of the digital marketplace — and that segment is growing. » 2/21/12 12:39pm 2/21/12 12:39pm

How did gigantic dinosaurs like Brachiosaurus get it on?

Brachiosaurus is estimated to have weighed close to thirty metric tons. Put two of these behemoths together, and you're dealing with upwards of 125,000 pounds of dinosaur. » 2/10/12 1:43pm 2/10/12 1:43pm

Behold: America's most ridiculous roadside dinosaurs

Remember the dilapidated roadside dinosaurs located near Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park? Believe it or not, those aren't the only prehistoric abominations this country has to offer. » 1/31/12 10:54am 1/31/12 10:54am