I'm the Curator of Dinosauria at the Smithsonian Institution. I've just beein entrusted with the care and feeding of the Nation's *T. rex*. AMA!
Hi, I’m Matthew Carrano, Curator of Dinosauria at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. I've gone dinosaur-hunting around the world, named a dinosaur after a rock-and-roll singer, and now am lead curator for the museum's new 30,000-square-foot National Fossil Hall.
I don't think dinosaurs could roar, or that we'll get dinosaur DNA anytime soon. I know what happened to Brontosaurus, and why dinosaurs are not extinct. I've wanted to be a paleontologist since I was six years old.
Ask me anything!
EDIT: Further proof here
EDIT 2: You guys are great! I'll try to get to everyone, but I'm a three-finger typist…only one more than T. rex.
EDIT 3: Okay, I've gotta hit the road and get back to the fossils. But thanks for all your excellent questions - and come visit the Smithsonian's dinosaur hall soon, before it closes!