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Alberta paleontologist proposes to girlfriend in dinosaur paper

Caleb Brown’s wedding proposal a first for scientific journal Current Biology


 

It’s a scientific love story with a happy ending.

Paleontologist Caleb Brown with the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alta. has authored a paper about the discovery of a new species of dinosaur.

The last line of the paper reads: “Lorna, will you marry me?”

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Brown’s proposal, included in the acknowledgments for ‘A New Horned Dinosaur Reveals Convergent Evolution in Cranial Ornamentation in Ceratopsidae.’

It’s a first for the scientific journal Current Biology.

Joe Caputo with publishing company Cell Press says the proposal was meant for paleobiologist Lorna O’Brien.

Brown says his girlfriend doesn’t want people to make a big deal about how he popped the question — but she did say yes.


 
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