CNN ranks BU research among 2020’s top discoveries

January 4, 2021

A compilation of images of the contents found in the stomach of the fossilized nodosaur. (Images by David Greenwood, Cathy Greenwood, Jessica Kalyniuk)

The remarkable findings of a research partnership between Brandon University, the University of Saskatchewan and the Royal Tyrrell Musuem have been lauded by CNN as some of 2020’s “most fascinating and awe-inspiring discoveries.”

Brandon University Biology Professor David Greenwood, research associate Cathy Greenwood and student Jessica Kalyniuk were part of a research team that were able to take the best look yet at a dinosaur’s last meal, found in the preserved stomach of a fossilized nodosaur in Alberta.

The research, published in June by Royal Society Open Science, made waves around the world, hitting media outlets including the BBC, National Geographic, and CNN.

CNN was so captivated by the discovery that it landed on their year-end list, along with such discoveries as the oldest known Homo erectus skull and stardust pre-dating our own sun found in a meteorite in Australia.

The entire CNN list can be found here: cnn.com/2020/12/29/world/science-discoveries-2020-scn/index.html.

Earlier in December, the research was also featured among National Geographic’s “10 awesome science science discoveries you may have missed in 2020” and was listed as one of the “10 coolest dinosaur findings of 2020” by Live Science.