Category Archives: Real Science

Occasional notes about my day job: curing cancer, cloning, that sort of thing, you know

More fuzzy dinosaurs

I created furry dinosaurs in my Dinosaur Wars novels ten years ago, based on a simple, unproven, but reasonable thought. Continue reading

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Saving lives–too busy to blog

I wrote ’round-the-clock, literally, yesterday on our Investigational New Drug application. Continue reading

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I’d like to thank…

I thanked the faculty, past and present, for their dedication to seeing each student live up to his or her full potential. Continue reading

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Washington’s Ice Age Floods

It all gets me to thinking. Can’t I come up with a story that weaves these colossal events into a plot filled with mystery and intrigue? Stay tuned. Continue reading

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The largest animal that ever sat on a nest

Here’s my best effort at demonstrating how a thirty-ton behemoth could gently lower itself down and cover its delicate eggs and hatchlings with its breast. Continue reading

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Alamosaurus cover art image

I decided to do what nobody else has done before me–I painted some images of sauropod dinosaurs lying down on their nests! Continue reading

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The Ignimbrites of Mars

Sorry rover scientists. I think you missed that call. The layers of chunky stone you’ve been seeing are the product of white-hot heat, not flowing water. Continue reading

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My Alma Mater Likes Me

When I browsed the resumes of other folks on that Wall of Fame, it was an exercise in feeling humble. Continue reading

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Science Magazine likes me

It’s nice to be told you were right, even if just a bit belatedly. Continue reading

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Updating my science credentials

In the interest of advancing science, or at least not holding it up any longer, I’m making the effort to get a long list of them scanned, converted to text, proof-read (ouch! what a long process!) and listed on my personal website. Continue reading

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