Museum of Natural Mystery – Small Wonder # 5: No Matter How You Slice It

Science is Cool. Just ask Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, award-winning South African paleobiologist.



The recorded history of important scientific discoveries tends to favor old white dudes while glossing over people of color. As a result, this podcast has discussed a lot of white dudes who lived decades or even centuries ago. Today, I thought we’d spotlight a present-day paleobiologist who is neither white nor a man: Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, who is out there proving that while the dinosaurs might be extinct, paleontology is still very much alive.







The Microstructure of Dinosaur Bone: Deciphering Biology with Fine-Scale Techniques by Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan

Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, University of Cape Town – Fossilized Clues by Academic Minute

Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan: Bones, birds and dinosaurs: the tale of an accidental paleobiologist by The University of Cape Town

Making no bones about it: An interview with paleobiologist Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan by Harini Barath

Meet Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, palaeo-biologist and award-winning science communicator by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement


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Emery Coolcats

Emery Coolcats is a daydreamer and aspiring storyteller. Sometimes he strings words and pictures together with his friends, but mostly he just overthinks things and listens to music too loud.


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