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  • 18-foot oarfish found off Catalina Island

    18-foot oarfish found off Catalina Island
    Staff at a marine institute are trying to figure out what to do with the carcass of an 18-foot-long sea creature discovered off the coast of Catalina Island. Marine science instructor Jasmine Santana was shocked to confront the rare oarfish Sunday in...
  • Last blood meal found in belly of 46-million-year-old mosquito fossil

    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...
  • Natural History Museum is set to dive into L.A.'s cultural scene

    Natural History Museum is set to dive into L.A.'s cultural scene
    The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's famous fin whale is enjoying a rare quiet morning — one last moment of serenity before its surroundings change completely. The 63-foot whale skeleton, which hung horizontally for more than 60...
  • Rice's fossil pit is still making history

    Rice's fossil pit is still making history
    Like a lot of other local landmarks on the Peninsula, Rice's fossil pit off Harris Creek Road in Hampton was nationally and even internationally known because of its high-profile links to the past. Numerous times during the roughly 30 years it was open,...
  • 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...
  • A scampering, hypothetical ancestor causes an evolutionary stir

    A scampering, hypothetical ancestor causes an evolutionary stir
    What's cute and furry and has a name only a paleontologist could love? A tiny theoretical creature dubbed the hypothetical placental mammal ancestor is stealing the hearts of some evolutionary biologists -- and annoying others -- as it raises new debate...
  • Evidence points toward solving evolutionary 'missing link'

    Evidence points toward solving evolutionary 'missing link'
    With long arms, high shoulder blades and powerful fingers, the ancient creatures were built for climbing trees. But they also had long lower limbs, flat feet and a flexible lumbar spine that gave them a distinct evolutionary edge: They could cover long...
  • Virtual fossil shows our oldest primate cousin, scientists say

    Virtual fossil shows our oldest primate cousin, scientists say
    It’s not the missing link between man and apes. But a mouse-sized tarsier that devoured insects in ancient China 55 million years ago could be a long-lost cousin who scampered in the treetops of tropical forests around the time the first primates...
  • Why so many mammals came from Earth's hot, sweaty midriff

    Why so many mammals came from Earth's hot, sweaty midriff
    If you’re looking for hot spots of diversity, look to the Earth’s warm, sweaty midsection. The tropical regions near the equator both produce new species faster and lose them more slowly, according to a study that analyzed the evolution and...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer

    PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer
    Charles Vest President of MIT oversaw expansion Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...
  • Walk with dinosaurs -- or at least see them

    Walk with dinosaurs -- or at least see them
    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...