| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:33 PM
A 50,000-year-old toe bone found in a Siberian cave is giving scientists a surprising view of the breeding habits of early humans.
In what has been described as a “Lord of the Rings”-type world, researchers say that Homo sapiens,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Scientists have discovered evidence of an ancient shark nursery -- 310 million years old -- along the shores of a prehistoric interior sea. Long before the dinosaurs, long-nosed Bandringa sharks were leaving their freshwater homes to lay eggs in the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 12:34 PM
A trick of chemistry has restored fossil turtles and other marine reptiles to their living color. But the result fell far short of the gaudy transformations wrought by Hollywood in its classic black-and-white movies.
Ancient leatherback turtles,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Not far from Chicago, in a region now dominated by cornfields and whitetail deer, scientists say they've found fossil evidence of a “shark nursery” where prehistoric predators hatched.
The finding, which challenges long-held notions about...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:05 AM
In Georgia, in this land of cotton, Civil War battlefields, and big mess of traffic in Atlanta, it's hard to imagine that dinosaurs once roamed these hills of red clay millions of years ago.
But roam, they did, something I didn't really learn until I...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
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.
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:28 PM
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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...