The truth about dinosaurs

The image of dinosaurs as drab, slow-witted reptilians is slowly being overturned - we talk to palaeontologist Steve Brusatte to find out how.

31st May 2018
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The image of dinosaurs as drab, slow-witted reptilians is slowly being overturned thanks to exciting new fossil discoveries and advances in the technology used to analyse them.

In this episode of the Science Focus Podcast we speak to Steve Brusatte, a palaeontologist based at the University of Edinburgh and author of The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs: The untold story of a lost world (£20, Macmillan), about palaeontology’s emerging golden age that is revealing what dinosaurs really looked like and why they were much smarter than we used to think.

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