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06/17/2018 Weekend Newsletter

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Smithsonian Weekender    JUNE 2018

Five Ways Real Science Would Make the New Jurassic World So Much Better

It appears that Fallen Kingdom has not evolved alongside 21st century research

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We now know that velociraptors were closer to dog-sized than horse-sized, meaning full-grown Blue should be closer to these dimensions. Also: FEATHERS. (Entertainment Pictures / Alamy)

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