Momentous news: we SV-POW!sketeers have finally gotten off our collective duff and published something together. Here are the goods:
Freely available to the world right now, thanks to the wonder of Open Access:
Unofficial Supplementary Information Online
SV-POW! Posts About the Paper
- Sauropods held their necks erect … just like rabbits
- Sauropod neck posture: the world responds
- What heads tell us about necks
- Range of motion in intervertebral joints: why we don’t trust DinoMorph
- Necks lie
- Choosing a journal for the neck-posture paper: why open access is important
- Unstated precision and undemonstrated accuracy: two more reasons why we don’t trust DinoMorph
- Neck posture, yet again: T. rex’s neck is pathetic
- Necks, the big picture: because there are other animals besides sauropods
- What heads tell us about necks, redux
… and, well over a year later …
(The sequence of neck-posture posts led into a a broader discussion of the interaction between blog posts such as these and format publications: there’s an overview at The Shiny Digital Future.)
Mike was interviewed live on Channel 4 News at 12.20pm. At the time of writing, the video is freely available on the Channel 4 web-site, though it may not last long: anyone who can help me to download a permanent copy will earn my gratitude. Here is a larger version — though still not downloadable, only streamable.
Darren was interviewed on Radio 5 Live at 3.30pm, as part of the Simon Mayo Show, with stand-in host Richard Bacon. Listen to an MP3 of Darren [2:30].
Mike was interviewed for several BBC stations:
- BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme at 8:50am [3:07]
- BBC Radio Solent’s Jon Cuthill Show at 11.40am [7:33]
- BBC Radio Solent’s Steve Harris Show at 4:20pm [3:29]
- BBC Radio Scotland’s Newsdrive at 4:50pm [4:14] (recorded earlier)
- BBC Radio Wales’s Good Evening Wales at 4:50pm [5:57]
And two days later (28th May) by:
Online News Coverage
Anything we missed below is probably available through Google News.
- BBC News: Giant dinosaurs ‘held heads high’
- Telegraph.co.uk: Natural History Museum’s sauropod exhibit ‘anatomically wrong’
- Times Online: Long-necked dinosaurs were not the slouches we thoughts, says study
- The Independent: Dinosaurs, the giraffes of their day
- Daily Mail Online: Why dinosaurs can hold their heads high after scientists say classic portrayal is wrong
- Metro.co.uk: Dinosaurs’ posture ‘could be wrong’
- Irish Times: Proud dinosaur may have held its head high
- The Australian: Dinosaur walked with head held high
- New Zealand Herald: Experts stick necks out with dinosaur heads-up
- Science Daily: Giant dinosaur posture is all wrong
- Guardian.co.uk: Museums and TV have dinosaurs’ posture all wrong, claim scientists
- Guardian.co.uk: Experts clash in battle of posture
- RedOrbit.com: Giant sauropods held heads high and upright
- Taipei Times: Researchers say dinosaurs held heads up, not forward
- forskning.no: Holdt hodet hoyt (in Norwegian)
- Guardian.co.uk: We can’t tell whether the dinosaurs had necks like mine – they’re all dead. And that’s the beauty of it
- Rzeczpospolita (one of the biggest Polish daily newspapers): Wyciągnięte szyje wielkich dinozaurów
- Membrana: Длинношеие динозавры держали головы как жирафы (in Russian: these guys even took the trouble to re-label our cladogram in Russian.)
- Corriere della Sera (the top Italian daily newspaper): Le «giraffe» del Giurassico
- Der Spiegel (Germany’s largest weekly magazine): Riesen-Saurier könnten Schwanenhals besessen haben (includes a direct link to the paper itself: no dumbing down for the German audience!)
- The Sunday Sun (North of England): Bone of contention at Great North Museum (about the implications for the pose of their Tyrannosaurus)
- Leicester Mercury: Dinosaur finally sits up after 168 million years
- Cosmos Online (Brisbane): Dinosaur posture still wrong, says study
- Slashdot (news for nerds): Dinosaur Posture Still Wrong, Says Study —and— Mike’s response
- New Scientist: Giant dinosaurs kept heads held high
- KhoaHoc: Tư thế của khủng long cổ dài hoàn toàn sai (Vietnamese)
- The Mirror: Dinosaurs ‘misrepresented in top museums’
- The Sun: Dino soars
- Softpedia: Sauropods Held Their Heads Up High, contrary to popular theories among anthropologists (?!)
- Physorg.com: Did dinosaurs hold their heads up?
- CBBC Newsround: Dino skeletons could be all wrong
- inthenews: In Focus: Walking With Dinosaurs ‘got it wrong’
- Tetrapod Zoology: Sauropod dinosaurs held their necks in high, raised postures
- Theropoda.blogspot.com: W gli SVPoWer Rangers! [in Italian, translation button on right sidebar]
- DinoGoss reports the research.
- DinoGoss discusses separately the media reporting of the research.
- 80beats: The dilemma of the dinosaur stance: how did they hold their heads?
- Gentleman’s Choice: Dino Friday: Hesperonychus elizabethae and sauropod necks
- Stupid Dinosaur Lies: Vertical or horizontal?
- The Dragon’s Tales: Sauropods WERE the Mesozoic giraffes
- Blameless Life: Giant dinosaur posture is all wrong: sauropods held their heads high, research finds (in Korean and English)
- The Dichotomous Trekkie 2.0: Sauropod postures, and low-slung diplodocids (from Philip Kahn, who is currently preparing a paper he wrote as an undergraduate for submission to a peer-reviewed journal–best of luck, Philip!)
- ZME Science: Did sauropods walk with their necks upright?
- Everything Dinosaur: Swan neck posture of sauropods – the great debate
- Dinosaur Tracking: The sauropod posture debate, part eleventy
- Science Buzz: The dinosaur mystique
… and probably more that we’ve not got to yet.
Scans of printed newspapers that I (Mike) bought on the day. Click through for full-size scans.