| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:40 PM
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....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:40 PM
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...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 3:39 PM
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...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:47 PM
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...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:49 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:36 PM
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....
| Sep 17, 2012
| 12:33 AM
Life-size imperial mammoth is towed behind sculptor Howard Ball's 1958 Volkswagen for installation at La Brea tar pits....
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:43 PM
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....
| Oct 24, 2012
| 3:42 AM
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......
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:43 AM
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...