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A man is making a model of the Spinosaurus
Paolo Verzone / National Geographic

Dust off your shovels, aspiring paleontologists, we’ve got some digging to do. October’s issue of National Geographic focuses on new discoveries in paleontology, straight from the researchers who made them.

Nizar Ibrahim was one of those researchers, and his work is featured prominently in the magazine. He’s an assistant professor of biology at University of Detroit Mercy. He’s also a National Geographic Explorer, a grant program that National Geographic extends to groundbreaking researchers in  many disciplines.

absentee ballot and envelope
Jodi Westrick / Michigan Radio

Today on Stateside, President Donald Trump raised doubts about the integrity of elections Tuesday night during the first presidential debate of 2020. We hear from a member of a Michigan coalition fighting those claims. Also, physical barriers between Grosse Pointe Park and Detroit have aggravated racial and social tensions over the years. We’ll hear from two activists who want to see them torn down. And finally, paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim talks about how his discoveries in the Sahara have helped us rethink what we know about dinosaurs.