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Folks working on theses, dissertations, papers, and the like: what software have you found especially useful?

My favorites and a question )

And if you don't care about scientific software, or just like dinosaurs:

True-Color Dinosaur Revealed: First Full-Body Rendering (Here's another article with a watercolor illustration, if you can't load the animation). Fossil color research is a super-interesting area, and the Yale folks are doing amazing work. Plus this amuses me, because I saw the AMNH's traveling dinosaur exhibit last year and went seriously?! at a small feathered dinosaur in a diorama that the artist chose to feather very similarly to a pileated woodpecker. How likely is that? I thought. Well, apparently more likely than I thought!
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The current issue of Palaeontologica Electronica published a paper on New Geochronologic and Stratigraphic Evidence Confirms the Paleocene Age of the Dinosaur-Bearing Ojo Alamo Sandstone and Animas Formation in the San Juan Basin, New Mexico and Colorado.

This isn't a new discovery, but the careful analysis of the magnetostratigraphy, palynology, and sedimentology is, and it strengthens the case for some dinosaurs (relatively) briefly surviving the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction in some areas.

I haven't read the paper in excruciating detail yet (end of the semester, ack!), but I will post some more thoughts on it later. For now, if there are any other paleo geeks here, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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