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Caterpickles asks the expert: “Dr. Paul Sereno, did dinosaurs have belly buttons?”

This week, The Eight-Year-Old and I got to meet world-famous paleontologist, Dr. Paul Sereno. After three years of hunting for the answer to my daughter’s question about whether or not dinosaurs had belly buttons, I was finally in a paleontology lab with both a world-famous paleontologist and a dinosaur mummy. I bet you can guess what happened next.

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Classic Caterpickles: “Did dinosaurs have belly buttons?”: A Caterpickles Investigative Report

On a recent visit to the Boston Museum of Science, my daughter asked “Did dinosaurs have belly buttons?” We did our best to find out, using the evidence available to us at the time.

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“Did they have dinosaurs in Massachusetts?”

Our favorite four-year-old Norwood MA correspondent wrote us this week to ask whether Massachusetts had dinosaurs and, if so, where he could find them.

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The Five-Year-Old Reviews Books: Frogs, Dinosaurs, & Borrowers, Oh My!

This week, The Five-Year-Old read Jack Prelusky’s The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders, Mary Pope Osborne’s Dinosaurs before Dark, and Mary Norton’s The Borrowers Afloat.

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“Did dinosaurs have belly buttons?”: A Caterpickles Investigative Report

One afternoon while we were touring the Boston Museum of Science, my daughter asked “Did dinosaurs have belly buttons?” We did our best to find out, using the evidence available to us at the time.

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Kittens! Knitting! Dinosaurs! Oh My!

The New York Times provides extensive scientific coverage of cats, Knitting Behind Bars, and our favorite dinosaur news of the week.

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Book Review: Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!

Boy, Were We Wrong about Dinosaurs! by Kathleen Kudlinski does a great job of showing how the theory of evolution applies to science itself. Strong hypotheses survive and multiply; weak ones die off.

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“Can I learn all the dinosaurs, Mommyo?”

As she sat next to me previewing the finalists for last Friday’s Dinosaur Video of the Week, my daughter asked, “Can I learn all the dinosaurs, Mommyo?” “I don’t see why not,” I said. After all, my little computational wonder could already recite all 50 states in alphabetical order. How much harder could dinosaurs be? Little did I know how long and uncertain the list of dinosaur species would be.

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Book Review: The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

In 1853, almost no one knew what a dinosaur looked like. No one had ever mounted a complete dinosaur skeleton, and who could imagine what these strange creatures would have looked like with muscles, skin, teeth, eyes, tails, and feet all in their proper places from just a heap of bones?  In the Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, Barbara Kerley tells the story of the Victorian artist who, with the help of renowned scientist Richard Owen, brought dinosaurs to life for the people around him.

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Book Review: Did Dinosaurs Eat Pizza (Mysteries Science Hasn’t Solved)

Of all the dinosaur books my daughter and I have read so far, Lenny Hort’s Did Dinosaurs Eat Pizza?: Mysteries Science Hasn’t Solved may be our favorite. It packs a lot of information into very readable bursts of text.

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