| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Artist J.M. Carnright brings fossils that are millions of years old back to life — figuratively speaking — in his new exhibit Primitive Futurisms, now on display at Mystical Parlors in Norwalk. He incorporates the fossils into his wood...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:37 PM
It was an unlikely encounter in the middle of the desert. Kevin Terris was a high school senior from a boarding school in Claremont, Calif., with dreams of a paleontology career. Joe was a toddler stuck under a rock. For 75 million years.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Scientists seeking the missing link between modern Europeans and Neanderthals ought to head back to Africa, according to a new study that could prune some of the younger branches of the evolutionary tree.
Researchers took another look at a common fossil...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Cattle; chimpanzees and bonobos; dogs and dolphins; rats and mice; horses, turtles, glowworms and pigs; goats, chickens and Rin Tin Tin — and, at the center of it all, humans.
The animal kingdom, from invertebrates to dinosaurs to us, is on parade...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:40 PM
In the humid foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, deep within a carnivore's bloody lair, an early human ancestor fought a life-or-death struggle, and lost.
He had entered the den on a scavenging mission, possibly with several others. Their plan: Use a...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Scientists have discovered the fossilized brain of an animal that lived 520 million years ago. It is the oldest mostly intact nervous system to have ever been found.
The incredible ancient brain and nervous system, described in the journal Nature,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Bill Parker, the paleontologist at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, was a victim of the government shutdown just as he was on the cusp of realizing a professional dream.
Parker waited years to receive a grant that allowed him to assemble a...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:18 PM
Timber Lake: A celebration of life for Jim Nelson of Timber Lake will be held at 10 a.m. MDT Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at the Timber Lake School Gym with Pastor Bryce Schaffer of New Hope Church of Timber Lake officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday, Oct....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:18 PM
- Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center Gallery, 225 Third Ave. S.E.: Paintings by the Prairie Artists Workshop are on display through the end of October. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and...
| 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 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
News broke Thursday that actress Bryce Dallas Howard is in talks to join the cast of the much-anticipated sequel "Jurassic World," the fourth in the franchise that kicked off with Steven Spielberg's 1993 film "Jurassic Park."
There are few specifics...