| 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 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 15, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Scientists have discovered the last blood meal of a 46 million-year-old female mosquito, and isolated a little fragment of the protein in it, too.
The findings, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show...
| 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...
| Sep 20, 2013
SIOUX FALLS — A Tyrannosaurus rex named Sue is back in South Dakota, but museum officials quickly discovered she was going to need a bigger home.
Workers preparing for the traveling exhibit had to add six vertical feet of space and temporarily...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Scientists say they have discovered a fossil of the oldest known vertebrate animal with a jaw -- a strange chimera of a fish that could unseat the shark as a representative of extremely "primitive" jawed fishes and turn our evolutionary understanding of...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Microraptor, a small dinosaur that lived in northeast China about 120 million years ago, had feathers on its wings, hind legs and tail. But in all likelihood, it didn’t fly like a bird. Instead, it glided from trees and cruised over “medium...
| Sep 6, 2013
TV programs and school texts using Neo-Darwinism
To the editor:
Allan Powell’s column (Aug. 23) gives examples from Mario Livio’s book “Brilliant Blunders.” He takes Darwin and his theory as an example of mistaken genius...
| 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 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....