- The first new dinosaur of the year was described: Diluvicursor pickeringi, a turkey-sized ornithopod.
- Scientists studied Gigantoraptor and the evolution of oviraptorid jaws
- Researchers analyzed and created a 3D model of a Massospondylus skull, which you can 3D print
- There was a Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology conference, with a Science Through Narrative symposium. Highlights include:
- Glen McIntosh’s talk on using narrative film structure to engage an audience, and making sure your dinosaurs are believable.
- Dr. Elizabeth Rega’s talk on visual narrative and anatomy, and how to focus on emotions and know your audience.
- Dr. Stuart Sumida’s talk on anatomy and animation and visual effects, and the six rules to keep in mind so that your characters are believable.
- Angela Lepito’s talk on feature animation and the scientific community collaborating, and how stories are universal.
- Emilie Lorditch’s talk on tools for science communication and how science fact is often more interesting than science fiction.
- New podcast The Missing Compys, on the differences between the Jurassic Park book and movie
- The Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Florida is holding a big fundraising event this Saturday, called Big Bang: Sonic Odyssey.
- Alberton Civic Hall in Alberton, South Africa will have a Dino Expo on February 2 and 3.
- Dippy the Diplodocus is stopping at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in May, and you can dine with him.
- The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois will have the Antarctic Dinosaur exhibit starting June 15.
- Three thieves stole a baby sauropod from Sinclair’s in Missoula, Montana.
- Birthdays the Beginning (a.k.a. Happy Birthdays), a cube game where you can sprout dinosaurs, is launching on Nintendo Switch March 29.
- Steve Moore, a volunteer firefighter, wore a T. rex costume to plow through snow.
Check out these stories, our fun fact, and dinosaur of the day Nasutoceratops in episode 164 of the I Know Dino Podcast!