RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Museum of Natural History

A collection of news and information related to Museum of Natural History published by this site and its partners.

Top Museum of Natural History Articles

Displaying items 67-77
  • Olinguito -- why wasn't it discovered until now?

    Hiding out in the treetops of the Andean cloud forest is the furry, fig-chomping olinguito, a mammal that was unknown to science — until now. It is the first mammal in the order carnivora to be discovered in the Western hemisphere in 35 years....
  • 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...
  • Rancho Boca de Santa Monica's family connections

    Rancho Boca de Santa Monica's family connections
    At long-ago gatherings of Los Angeles historians, Ernest Marquez was simultaneously impressed and dismayed to meet people who knew more about his rancho ancestors than he did. A curator from the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History could...
  • 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...
  • Jamestown settlers ate 14-year-old girl, researchers say

    The early American settlers called it "the starving time," and accounts of the winter of 1609-1610 were so ghastly, and so morbid, that scholars weren't sure if the stories were true. George Percy, then president of the English settlement of Jamestown...
  • Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed

    Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed
    Archaeologists and forensic scientists working with human remains recovered at Historic Jamestowne last summer reported Wednesday that their follow-up studies have turned up the gruesome first physical evidence of the cannibalism that took place during...
  • 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....
  • Mammoth delivery to La Brea tar pits

     
    Life-size imperial mammoth is towed behind sculptor Howard Ball's 1958 Volkswagen for installation at La Brea tar pits....
  • Behind the lens: Shooting the Endeavour time-lapse video

     
    By Bryan Chan, Los Angeles Times In Los Angeles it might be said that we’ve seen it all. In February we saw a 340-ton boulder hauled 105 miles over two weeks to an art museum. But a space shuttle moving through city streets was going to be unique....
  • Friends mourn surfer killed in shark attack off Santa Barbara

     
    Friends on Tuesday mourned a 39-year-old surfer killed in a shark attack off the waters of Central California. Francisco Javier Solorio Jr. of Orcutt, Calif., was described as an avid surfer who had been coming to the surf spot since......
  • L.A. Now Live: Fatal California shark attack 13th since 1950

     
    The fatal shark attack of a surfer off the Santa Barbara County coast marks the 13th fatal shark encounter in California waters since 1950, experts said. Times staff writer Wesley Lowery will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. Wednesday to discuss the death...