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150 Million Years After Death, A Brontosaurus To Get Posture Fixed At Peabody Museum

Mar 13, 2020

This hour, we take a trip to the Yale Peabody Museum, where a renovation is giving the museum a chance to update its famous dinosaur skeletons to reflect 21st century scientific knowledge.

The museum has disassembled all of its large fossil skeletons, which have been shipped to a facility in Canada to be remounted. When they return to the Peabody in 2023, dinosaurs like the museum's Brontosaurus will be standing in jauntier--and more scientifically accurate--poses.

Later, we talk with a science writer about the events that lead to the mass extinction of almost all dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

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Catie Talarski contributed to this show.