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Dinosaurs may have been wiped out by a mass extinction about 65 million years ago, but an earlier extinction event may have given their predecessors a leg up on the competition, according to a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....
Tags: Zambia, Fossils, Tanzania, South Africa
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 5 - 11, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Eleven teams entered, but only one team...
NEW YORK -- It's bad enough to go from roaming the earth as a fearsome predator to being uprooted and dragged across three continents, but to end up in a basement in Queens? No wonder the Tyrannosaurus bataar was broken up. Literally. But not for...
Microraptor probably was as big as a hawk, had teeth like a crocodile and could spear fish like a kingfisher -- when the diminutive, four-winged dinosaur wasn’t busy plucking squirrel-like animals and other birds from trees. That’s the...
With long arms, high shoulder blades and powerful fingers, the ancient creatures were built for climbing trees. But they also had long lower limbs, flat feet and a flexible lumbar spine that gave them a distinct evolutionary edge: They could cover long...
Scientists have discovered some of the oldest dinosaur embryos ever found — a rare collection of delicate fossils that offer an unprecedented look into the remarkably speedy early development of these enormous animals. The bed of Lufengosaurus...
Tags: Science and Technology, Science
They're big, they're furtive, they're weird-looking. You almost certainly wouldn't want to dine on one, since they're endangered and are said to cause digestive distress in people who eat them. But the African coelacanth is extremely useful in at...
"How many of y’all in here love real hip-hop?,” Raekwon asked during the Wu-Tang Clan’s performance at Coachella on Sunday night. “No disrespect to none of y'all," he continued. "But we came to steal this … tonight."...
Will scientists soon be able to revive the long-extinct woolly mammoth? What about the dodo, the Chinese river dolphin or the saber-toothed cat? With the great technological leaps forward over the past decade, bringing back dead-and-gone species using...
Some of the earliest birds hailing from the age of the dinosaurs may have sported four flying limbs, a team of Chinese researchers says. If so, 11 fossils from the lower Cretaceous period, about 120 million years ago, could represent a missing link in...
Tags: China, Science and Technology, Fossils
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesIf you thought the Creature from the Black Lagoon was terrifying, check out the new artist renderings of the Helicoprion–a ......
Sure, you could go to the beach again. Or you could turn your back on the Pacific and head instead for a desert land of date shakes and camel races, jumbo windmills and creationist dinosaurs, native palms and gay parties, mountain views and midcentury...
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