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Paleontology

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  • Local Bands Play a Big Daytime Gig in Downtown New Haven May 4

    Local Bands Play a Big Daytime Gig in Downtown New Haven May 4
    A dozen local acts, from punks to bluegrassers to neoclassical dinosaur-song singers, are gathering Saturday (May 4) from noon to 5 p.m. for Kidstock: United Family Musical Festival. The show is held at United Church on the Green, corner of Temple and Elm...
  • Dinosaur heads home to Mongolia after odyssey ends in Queens

    Dinosaur heads home to Mongolia after odyssey ends in Queens
    NEW YORK -- It's bad enough to go from roaming the earth as a fearsome predator to being uprooted and dragged across three continents, but to end up in a basement in Queens? No wonder the Tyrannosaurus bataar was broken up. Literally. But not for long....
  • Police find evidence linked to homicide in La Brea Tar Pits

    Police find evidence linked to homicide in La Brea Tar Pits
    A dive into the deep dark depths of the La Brea Tar Pits by Los Angeles police Thursday paid off for investigators, who said they recovered multiple items from a cold homicide case. At 6 a.m. Thursday, personnel with the LAPD's Metropolitan Division,...
  • 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...
  • S. Ind. cave with ice age fossils to open June 15

    CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana cave discovered three years ago that's yielded a treasure trove of ice age fossils opens to the public for the first time next weekend. Indiana Caverns' owners say the complex about two miles south of...
  • Lizard named for Jim Morrison; Hunter S. Thompson also considered

    Lizard named for Jim Morrison; Hunter S. Thompson also considered
    An ancient plant eating lizard that looked like an iguana but was closer in size to a German shepherd has been named after Jim Morrison, the late troubled and charismatic lead singer of the Doors. It is called Barbaturex morissoni. The lizard's name...
  • 'Attack of the Jurassic Shark'

    Steven Spielberg must be so proud. We can't deny we're amused by the notion of blending "Jurassic Park" and "Jaws" and getting ... this. An oil company's plans set loose a prehistoric terror that threatens college students and art thieves who happen to be...
  • 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...
  • Through the good and the bad, Alice in Chains unbroken

    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. Even at the worst of times, one facet of the Alice in Chains saga was never in doubt: the longtime friendship of founding members Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney. The guitarist and drummer met...
  • 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,...