Utah’s Fossil Finds Describe an Ancient World
Once upon a time, giants roamed the planet—many of them in what is now Utah. A panel of paleontology experts describes some of the state’s ancient treasures, from massive long-necked sauropods to the Utahraptor, a predator that would put those in Jurassic Park to shame.
NPR’s continuing live coverage of events in Boston preempted the April 19th broadcast of Science Friday. The recorded April 19th program aired April 26th.
Science writer Riley Black writes the “Laelaps” blog at Scientific American. She is also the author of the books Skeleton Keys (Penguin Random House, 2019) and My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs.
Brooks Britt is an associate professor in the department of geological sciences at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Randall Irmis is the curator of paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Utah and an assistant professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Read an excerpt from Riley Black‘s My Beloved Brontosaurus, and read her thoughts on which dinosaurs should be in the new Jurassic Park movie.
As Science Friday’s director and senior producer, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.