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  • 'Walking with Dinosaurs 3D' Stars on How They Found Their Voices

    Less then 24 hours after a snow storm hit Gotham, 20th Century Fox held a special screening of "Walking with Dinosaurs 3D" on Sunday morning at City Cinemas on 3rd Avenue. Pic, a big-screen, live action follow-up to the 1999 BBC television series of...
  • Cat fossils found in China reveal early days of feline domestication

    Cat fossils found in China reveal early days of feline domestication
    Archaeologists in China have unearthed the first clear evidence of cats living among humans as semi-domesticated mousers about 5,300 years ago, a heretofore missing link in the history of the world's most popular pet, experts say. The evidence,...
  • Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

    Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet
    The oldest fossil of a previously unknown ancient leopard species, found in Tibet, is shaking the pantherine evolutionary tree, suggesting that big cats arose in Asia, not Africa, according to a new study. During a 2010 expedition to Tibet,...
  • Review: 'Walking With Dinosaurs' stumbles in its new environment

     Review: 'Walking With Dinosaurs' stumbles in its new environment
    The new 3-D nature tale "Walking With Dinosaurs" is nothing like its predecessors. I don't mean the creatures of the Jurassic Period, which came before the Cretaceous Period that is the movie's staging ground. Not the "Jurassic Park" period either,...
  • Film Review: 'Walking With Dinosaurs'

    Where was screenwriter John Collee when Terrence Malick was directing his inscrutable digital-dino scenes in "The Tree of Life"? For better or worse, in "Walking With Dinosaurs," there's never any doubt what the big lizards are thinking, courtesy of wall-...
  • How 'Frozen' Became This Year's Biggest Holiday B.O. Surprise

    The Cinderella story of this year's holiday box office is ... go figure, Disney's newest princess movie, "Frozen." Yet, despite the surprise success of its 2010 predecessor princess pic, "Tangled," which grossed nearly $600 million worldwide, the path to...
  • Tar pits' microfossils stir big interest from Page museum scientists

    Tar pits' microfossils stir big interest from Page museum scientists
    Perhaps in pursuit of prey, a senior saber-tooth cat with chronic arthritis and damaged teeth fell into the death trap now known as the La Brea tar pits and died, attracting swarms of scavenging insects and rodents. Eventually, the rotting carcass and...
  • La Brea tar pits celebrate a century of stink, ooze and amazement

    La Brea tar pits celebrate a century of stink, ooze and amazement
    The La Brea tar pits are marking 100 years of digging history out of the muck.  The aroma of the pits is notorious along Los Angeles' Miracle Mile, where they have been burbling since prehistoric times. It's an incredible site that has fascinated...
  • 'Walking With Dinosaurs': A Mommy Minute Movie Review

    'Walking With Dinosaurs': A Mommy Minute Movie Review
    The "vacation of the movies" is ending today, as long as the impending storm doesn't cancel school! We saw Frozen, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Walking With Dinosaurs over the past two weeks. The first two films were fairly predictable. ...
  • La Brea tar pits are a "time machine" that take LA to the Pleistocene

    La Brea tar pits are a "time machine" that take LA to the Pleistocene
    The Los Angeles County Natural History Museum celebrated its 100th anniversary of excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits Monday with a guided tour by the dig site’s museum curator and free admission for visitors. As giddy paleontologists and curious...
  • NASA's Curiosity rover finds life-friendly bonanza on once-watery Mars

    NASA's Curiosity rover finds life-friendly bonanza on once-watery Mars
    Scientists working on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission have been somewhat sparing until now when describing exactly how the rocks drilled, gobbled and cooked by the Curiosity rover paint a picture of a life-friendly environment. Well, no...
  • Amazing lizard breath: Dinosaurs probably breathed better than you do

    Amazing lizard breath: Dinosaurs probably breathed better than you do
    Little-known fact: When it comes to extracting oxygen from the air we breathe, we humans are just OK. Birds are more efficient breathers than us. So are alligators and, according to a new study, monitor lizards, and probably most dinosaurs were as well....