Brian Switek Investigating Evolution, the Fossil Record, and the History of Science



Since its launch on WordPress in December 2006, Laelaps has acted as Brian's online writing laboratory. It was called one of the "Top 30 Science Blogs" by the London Times. After being part of the vibrant community from October of 2007 through July of 2010, and WIRED Science from 2010 through November 2012, Laelaps is now hosted at National Geographic's Phenomena where Brian continues to write about evolution, the fossil record, the the quirks of scientific discovery.

"Brilliant writing about palaeontology and evolution, with great daily wildlife photos." - The Times of London

"Among many good blogs on evolutionary biology, two stand out. One is “Laelaps” (, the blog of Brian Switek ... which covers not only paleontology but also broader issues in evolutionary biology and the philosophy of science" – In Why Evolution is True by Jerry Coyne

PLoS One "Blog Pick of the Month" for May 2010

Dinosaur Tracking

From October 2008 to December 2012, Brian covered everything dinosaur for Smithsonian magazine's "Dinosaur Tracking."