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Paleontology

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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...
  • Hansen: Birds, fossils and Hollywood — just another Laguna day

    Hansen: Birds, fossils and Hollywood — just another Laguna day
    I tried to fit in but bird people are twitchy that way. It was early Sunday morning and the start of the Wild Bird Safari when a khaki-clad woman leaned into me and said, "You're not a birder, are you?" I think it was the binoculars. Everyone else had...
  • 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....
  • 'Attack of the Jurassic Shark'

    Steven Spielberg must be so proud. We can't deny we're amused by the notion of blending "Jurassic Park" and "Jaws" and getting ... this. An oil company's plans set loose a prehistoric terror that threatens college students and art thieves who happen to be...
  • Diving for giant prehistoric sharks teeth on Florida's Gulf Coast

    ENGLEWOOD BEACH, Fla. - Paul Reinckens kicked slowly over the sandy bottom 30 feet deep in the Gulf of Mexico looking for triangular objects - not an easy task with visibility a mere four feet and this dive being his first underwater fossil hunt. But...
  • 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...
  • Review: "Sinbad, Primeval: New World"

    Syfy continues to augment its lineup with international series acquisitions, which is fine, as long as U.S. viewers don't mind a little "eh" in their accents. The latest pickups include a Saturday-night doubleheader consisting of "Sinbad," which...
  • 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,...
  • Rice's fossil pit remembered in Hampton lecture

     Rice's fossil pit remembered in Hampton lecture
    — The first time Jane Rice ventured down into her in-laws' borrow pit off Harris Creek Road she was a recent bride who had little inkling about the extraordinary environment she was about to enter. Stepped terraces descended dozens of feet into...
  • S. Ind. cave with ice age fossils to open June 15

    CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana cave discovered three years ago that's yielded a treasure trove of ice age fossils opens to the public for the first time next weekend. Indiana Caverns' owners say the complex about two miles south of...
  • 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...