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  • Cow-size, lumpy reptile roamed ancient desert. Looked like this:

    Cow-size, lumpy reptile roamed ancient desert. Looked like this:
    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...
  • Ice mass the size of Greenland overlooked in climate models

    Ice mass the size of Greenland overlooked in climate models
    Far more of Earth’s water was locked up as ice at the height of the last ice age than previously thought, and current climate change models may need to be adjusted to account for it, according to a new study. The research is the latest salvo...
  • Powerful X-ray reveals archaeopteryx feather's hidden colors

    Powerful X-ray reveals archaeopteryx feather's hidden colors
    A powerful X-ray machine, that shines a light brighter than the sun, has helped science detectives determine the color of a 150-million-year-old feather that once belonged to an  archaeopteryx, an ancient animal that shared traits with both birds and...
  • Police find evidence linked to homicide in La Brea Tar Pits

    Police find evidence linked to homicide in La Brea Tar Pits
    A dive into the deep dark depths of the La Brea Tar Pits by Los Angeles police Thursday paid off for investigators, who said they recovered multiple items from a cold homicide case. At 6 a.m. Thursday, personnel with the LAPD's Metropolitan Division,...
  • Lizard named for Jim Morrison; Hunter S. Thompson also considered

    Lizard named for Jim Morrison; Hunter S. Thompson also considered
    An ancient plant eating lizard that looked like an iguana but was closer in size to a German shepherd has been named after Jim Morrison, the late troubled and charismatic lead singer of the Doors. It is called Barbaturex morissoni. The lizard's name...
  • Virtual fossil shows our oldest primate cousin, scientists say

    Virtual fossil shows our oldest primate cousin, scientists say
    It’s not the missing link between man and apes. But a mouse-sized tarsier that devoured insects in ancient China 55 million years ago could be a long-lost cousin who scampered in the treetops of tropical forests around the time the first primates...
  • Through the good and the bad, Alice in Chains unbroken

     Through the good and the bad, Alice in Chains unbroken
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. Even at the worst of times, one facet of the Alice in Chains saga was never in doubt: the longtime friendship of founding members Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney. The guitarist and drummer met...
  • Natural History Museum is set to dive into L.A.'s cultural scene

    Natural History Museum is set to dive into L.A.'s cultural scene
    The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's famous fin whale is enjoying a rare quiet morning — one last moment of serenity before its surroundings change completely. The 63-foot whale skeleton, which hung horizontally for more than 60...
  • TV This Week: May 5 - 11: 'Rihanna 777'

    TV This Week: May 5 - 11: 'Rihanna 777'
    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...
  • Dinosaur heads home to Mongolia after odyssey ends in Queens

    Dinosaur heads home to Mongolia after odyssey ends in Queens
    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 long....
  • Dennis Avery dies at 71; heir to label fortune, philanthropist

    Dennis Avery dies at 71; heir to label fortune, philanthropist
    Dennis Avery, who used his share of a family fortune to fund philanthropic ventures around the world and to commission artistic replicas of prehistoric creatures for a quirky sculpture garden in the desert of Borrego Springs, has died. He was 71. Avery...