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Paleontology

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  • Creature feature: Who’s scarier — shark with buzz-saw bite or lamprey?

     
    If you thought the Creature from the Black Lagoon was terrifying, check out the new artist renderings of the Helicoprion–a ......
  • Spotify's Daniel Ek and the music 'dinosaurs'

     
    Daniel Ek, the 28-year-old founder of Spotify who has become something of a reluctant celebrity at this year's Grammy Awards celebration, spoke at the Grammy Foundation’s Entertainment Law Initiative luncheon and said streaming music doesn't...
  • Theater review: 'Finding Fossils' at the Lankershim Arts Center

     
    David C. Nichols reviews the L.A. premiere of Ty DeMartino's "Finding Fossils," a Road Theatre Company presentation at the Lankershim Arts Center. A theater review for the Los Angeles Times....
  • Bad Religion's Greg Graffin to teach evolution at Cornell in the fall

     
    Contrary to the adage, punk rocker Greg Graffin is demonstrating anew that those who can, not only do, but sometimes teach too. The founding member of Bad Religion will begin teaching evolution in the fall at his alma mater, Cornell......
  • Columbian mammoth remains, thousands of other fossils found while building LACMA parking structure

     
    Imagine you're minding your own business, building a subterranean parking garage, and discover that you have stumbled upon 16 new fossil deposits including a mostly complete adult mammoth skeleton. That's exactly what happened to the Los Angeles County...
  • A 2,400-page modern cooking opus

     
    What do you get when you combine a brilliant computer scientist, a love of food, a multimillionaire's stash of personal wealth, a fascination with cutting-edge cooking technologies and the desire to share that knowledge? Easy: Nathan Myhrvold, former...
  • 'Piranha 3D' director says it's 'Gremlins' for adults

     
    French writer-director Alexandre Aja has a succinct and pithy way to describe his new horror movie, "Piranha 3D": " 'Gremlins' for adults." That might surprise anyone who has seen the 10 minutes of leaked footage from Aja's movie making the......
  • Tiny dinosaur makes home at Natural History Museum of L.A. County

     
    It weighed less than 2 pounds and was just 28 inches in length. But the Fruitadens haagarorum, as it is now known, represents a significant piece of the puzzle in mankind's knowledge of the dinosaur era. The Natural History Museum......
  • Review: 'Your Inner Fish' on PBS imparts smart human anatomy lesson

    Review: 'Your Inner Fish' on PBS imparts smart human anatomy lesson
    Ever since Charles Darwin made his way to the Galapagos, we've heard a lot about that fateful moment when some previously water-bound creature pulled itself up from the slowly receding seas, took a breath and began the eons-long march to humanity....
  • Bizarre rib bones show woolly mammoths were vulnerable to extinction

    Bizarre rib bones show woolly mammoths were vulnerable to extinction
    Unusual rib bones that grow out of the neck are giving scientists new clues about what caused the woolly mammoth to become extinct roughly 10,000 years ago. The so-called cervical ribs – extra rib bones that protrude from the vertebrae at the base...
  • Nanuqsaurus: This pygmy tyrannosaur prowled the ancient Arctic

    Nanuqsaurus: This pygmy tyrannosaur prowled the ancient Arctic
    How's this for "death by cute?" Paleontologists have dug up a fearsome new dinosaur in a surprising place: Nanuqsaurus, a pygmy tyrannosaur that lived far away from its larger sharped-toothed cousins — in what is now Alaska. The newly named...