Lufengosaurus – Episode 159

In our 159th episode, we talk with Dr. Jordan Mallon, a dinosaur specialist at the Canadian Museum of Nature. He got our attention at SVP with a poster about the riddle of upside down ankylosaurs. You can follow him on Twitter @Jordan_Mallon.

In the news: Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer was released; The Haarlem Archaeopteryx has been re-described as its own genus—Ostromia crassipes; and we share our dinosaur-fan holiday gift guide

Dinosaur of the day Lufengosaurus, a massospondylid that lived in the Jurassic in what is now China.

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Author: Garret and Sabrina
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ASEAN Interoperability: A New Model for International Intellectual Property Relations?

BREXIT. Multinational intellectual property agreements painfully difficult to negotiate and finalize. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement languishing, with only one signatory. Suspension of most of the IP provisions in the revamped Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.…

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Author: Graeme Austin and Elizabeth Siew-Kuan Ng
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New tools in the field of National Action Plans on business and human rights

Great news for officials, practitioners and academics in the field of human rights and business: A website mapping National Action Plans (NAPs) on business and human rights globally and an updated Toolkit providing step-by-step guidance on how to develop a NAP is now available.

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Author: the Danish Institute for Human Rights
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Disparities in Feeding Practices and Nutrient Intake Among US Infants and Toddlers

The rise in childhood obesity in the US has increased rates of health problems such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver disease, anxiety, and depression in children. Early obesity also increases the risk for adult obesity and obesity-related disease. Factors associated with early childhood obesity include rapid weight gain in early infancy, Mexican-American ethnicity and being low income. However, not much has been reported on disparities in early feeding practices and nutrient intake by race/ethnicity and income.

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Author: Kathleen Davis
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Cambridge University Press and their Library Advisory Boards: an overview

Cambridge University Press is very proud of its library advisory boards, and extremely grateful to the librarians who support them. In 2004 Cambridge was one of the first academic publishers to set up a librarian board and to understand how invaluable the advice of such boards would be.…

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Author: Linda Bennett
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TWiV 471: Songs of innocence and experience

The TWiVerinos discuss restriction of dengue virus vaccine by Sanofi, and data which suggest that Dengvaxia causes enhanced disease in previously uninfected recipients.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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Kathy – NASA is reinventing the wheel Dickson – Stunning neuroscience images Rich – Moneyball by Michael Lewis (film) Alan – Diverse Sources Vincent – Zombie gene protects elephants from cancer (Quanta, TWiEVO)

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Scott – Why Vaccines Matter by Cynthia Gorney and The Song of the Dodo by David Quammen.

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Ep. 469: Best Modern Sci Fi for the Science Lover – Part 1 Space Exploration

We’ve always been fans of science fiction, but we really like our science. Today we’ll talk about some books we’ve been reading recently that do a good job of dealing with the science in science fiction.

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Show Notes

The Bobiverse Books by Dennis E. Taylor
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
The Expanse series by S.A. Corey
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
The Interdependency series by John Scalzi
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Ender’s Game series by Orson Scott Card
The Generations Trilogy by Scott Sigler
The Pavaria by Tom Merritt
The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin
Factoring Humanity by Robert J. Sawyer
Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge


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