How Scientists Use CT Scans and 3D Printing to Understand Armored Lizards

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In the video below, Dr. Ed Stanley explains why using these technologies is so important for scientists studying these lizards. Also, he holds up a 3D printed skull of one named Smaug giganteus. Yes, it's named after exactly what you think it is.

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I don't know how to feel about the fact that I find this thing so unbelievably adorable.