One of the First Palaeontologists Wore a Top Hat on the Beach

Over a century ago, the world's greatest beachcomber prowled the ocean-washed cliffs of Lyme Regis. Top hat firmly in place, Mary Anning collected and identified fossils from England's eroding cliffs during the dawn of our understanding of dinosaurs. Today is her birthday. » 5/21/14 5:47pm 5/21/14 5:47pm

Remember that Nazi Buddhist statue from space? Yeah. It's probably a…

You know the saying: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably wasn't actually discovered by Nazis. Last month, headline-writers the world over lost their collective shit when researchers announced they had identified a "priceless," 1000-year-old, swastika-emblazoned, Nazi-ethnologist-discovered statue of buddha —… » 10/24/12 12:21pm 10/24/12 12:21pm

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