| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Scientists say they have discovered a fossil of the oldest known vertebrate animal with a jaw -- a strange chimera of a fish that could unseat the shark as a representative of extremely "primitive" jawed fishes and turn our evolutionary understanding of...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:09 PM
It's been a point of heated debate among scientists for years: Just when in Earth's history did flowering plants first appear?
In a paper published recently in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science, researchers say they have discovered fossilized...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Microraptor, a small dinosaur that lived in northeast China about 120 million years ago, had feathers on its wings, hind legs and tail. But in all likelihood, it didn’t fly like a bird. Instead, it glided from trees and cruised over “medium...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:52 PM
Julie Harris, the delicate yet steely grande dame of the stage whose performances earned her a record five Tony Awards and 10 Tony nominations, died Saturday. She was 87.
Harris died of congestive heart failure at her home in West Chatham, Mass.,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The design for the central building in a reimagined Los Angeles County Museum of Art was inspired by the adjacent La Brea tar pits. Seen from above, the structure's flowing lines resemble a splatter of tar.
But scientists doing the work of recovering...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Mammals first appeared 215 million years ago during the Triassic period, according to a new study in the journal Nature. Wait, no, they first showed up 175 million years ago during the Jurassic period, said another study in the same issue of the journal....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:27 PM
The kids at his elementary school played a game that involved tossing a tennis ball across the yard.
Whenever it was Chris Capuano's turn, everyone backed up a few steps. That's when he realized he was different.
"I threw a little bit harder, a little...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:22 PM
A pair of fossil dinosaur skeletons dubbed the Montana Dueling Dinosaurs is headed for auction rather than straight to a museum. The duo, discovered touching on a Montana ranch in 2006, appear to be relatives of Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops locked in...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Paleontologists have discovered a strange new dinosaur -- a relative of Triceratops with a humongous honker. Nasutoceratops titusi, whose genus name means “big-nose horned face,” roamed present-day Utah about 76 million years ago. The find...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Somewhere between 390 to 360 million years ago, a four-legged vertebrate, or tetrapod, crawled out of the water and gave rise to the amphibians, reptiles and mammals we see today.
Scientists have established that this creature descended from fish and...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Large and lumpy with a face that looks like it's melting, the Bunostegos was a giant reptile that roamed Earth more than 250 million years ago.
The size of a cow, the Bunostegos thrived in the Permian era, when most of the land on the planet was fused...