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The first thing you need to know today is that the triceratops debate rages on! Further evidence suggests that Torosaurus and Nedoceratops are in fact stages of Triceratops development. Who will win?!

Next, you need to know about osteoderms:

A Macalester professor and her colleagues have found that Madagascar dinosaurs carried giant, hollow bones in their skin that may have helped them survive the harsh environments they inhabited. This discovery has shed new light on the anatomy and function of these bones in the biggest animals to ever walk on land.

More about osteoderms here, here and here!

Lastly, rock-star paleontologist Jack Horner has married an undergraduate at Montana State University.