| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:27 PM
The kids at his elementary school played a game that involved tossing a tennis ball across the yard.
Whenever it was Chris Capuano's turn, everyone backed up a few steps. That's when he realized he was different.
"I threw a little bit harder, a little...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:22 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The fearsome bite of a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex left behind new evidence that the famous beast hunted for food and wasn’t just a scavenger.
Researchers found a part of a T. rex tooth wedged between two tailbones of a duckbill...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:05 AM
LOS ANGELES - Researchers have unraveled the genetic code of a wild horse that loped across the frozen Yukon about 700,000 years ago, making it the oldest creature by far to reveal its DNA to modern science.
Until recently, experts believed it was...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
A group of youngsters this week has been learning first-hand about nature, from the weather to river runoff, as participants in the Fort Frederick State Park Junior Ranger Program.
On Tuesday, they were studying fossils, digging up what they could...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Somewhere between 390 to 360 million years ago, a four-legged vertebrate, or tetrapod, crawled out of the water and gave rise to the amphibians, reptiles and mammals we see today.
Scientists have established that this creature descended from fish and...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:08 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:45 AM
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...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:21 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| May 29, 2013
| 1:50 PM
When did birds first emerge from among the dinosaurs? It’s an argument that has plagued paleontologists and cast a shadow over the reputation of Archaeopteryx, a feathered dinosaur that has long been considered the earliest known bird.
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Dinosaurs may have been wiped out by a mass extinction about 65 million years ago, but an earlier extinction event may have given their predecessors a leg up on the competition, according to a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....