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  • 'Chicken from hell': 8-foot dinosaur with beak, claws, strong tail

    'Chicken from hell': 8-foot dinosaur with beak, claws, strong tail
    A dinosaur, nicknamed the "chicken from hell," was described by a team of paleontologists in a study released Wednesday, and researchers say it is even stranger then they first imagined. The dinosaur's official name is Anzu wyliei, but it was...
  • 'Game of Thrones' Season 4: Westeros invades New York City

    'Game of Thrones' Season 4: Westeros invades New York City
    Spring technically arrived on Thursday, but in New York winter is coming.  To promote the Season 4 launch of "Game of Thrones" on April 6, HBO has staged a takeover of New York City the likes of which have not been seen since the Siege of Storm's End....
  • Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV

    Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV
    One of the last remaining stars of Hollywood's golden era, Mickey Rooney was born to vaudeville parents, and appeared with them onstage by the age of 1. He became a star when he was signed to play the part of comic book hero Mickey McGuire in a series...
  • Rare T. rex rests its bones at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

    Rare <i> T. rex </i> rests its bones at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History
    WASHINGTON -- After a grueling 48-hour drive from Montana, the capital's latest transplant -- a 38-foot long, 66 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton -- got to rest its bones Tuesday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History....
  • Why do we have faces? Ancient fish may hold clues

    Why do we have faces? Ancient fish may hold clues
    Let's face it. It's easy to take for granted that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish -- vertebrates just like people -- have a face. But it has not always been the case. The first creatures with a backbone -- jawless fish from hundreds of...
  • Ancient mammoth tusk offers gateway to Seattle's history

    SEATTLE — A backhoe, an apprentice plumber and a 20,000-year-old piece of ivory (give or take a few millenniums) have brought out Puget Sound's inner paleontologist. Last week a Columbian mammoth tusk was discovered in the foundation of an...
  • France's supply of escargot could be in danger

    France's supply of escargot could be in danger
    A worm from Southeast Asia has found its way into France and is threatening the country's supply of escargot.  The New Guinea flatworm is one of the most dangerous invasive species in the world. The worms were spotted at the botanical gardens in...
  • Smithsonian Institution taps Cornell's president as next leader

    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
  • Art, history on road to Gainesville

    Sometimes, a rainy day seems like a bad time for a road trip, but it's actually the perfect day for a museum. Two museums were on my list on a recent excursion to North Florida, but the landscape along the way offers a glimpse of Florida's unspoiled...
  • 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...
  • Two studies, two answers: When exactly did mammals emerge?

    Two studies, two answers: When exactly did mammals emerge?
    Mammals first appeared 215 million years ago during the Triassic period, according to a new study in the journal Nature. Wait, no, they first showed up 175 million years ago during the Jurassic period, said another study in the same issue of the journal....