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Paleontology

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  • At a Westside subway excavation, plenty of bones (and more) to pick

    At a Westside subway excavation, plenty of bones (and more) to pick
    Seventy feet below Wilshire Boulevard, cater-corner from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's street-lamp installation, fresh air roaring from giant ventilation pipes dulled the sickly sweet smell of petroleum. Amid the clatter of jackhammers and...
  • Nanuqsaurus: This pygmy tyrannosaur prowled the ancient Arctic

    Nanuqsaurus: This pygmy tyrannosaur prowled the ancient Arctic
    How's this for "death by cute?" Paleontologists have dug up a fearsome new dinosaur in a surprising place: Nanuqsaurus, a pygmy tyrannosaur that lived far away from its larger sharped-toothed cousins — in what is now Alaska. The newly named...
  • 'X-Men's' Omar Sy Joins 'Jurassic World'

    Omar Sy ("The Intouchables," "X-Men: Days of Future Past") is joining Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson in "Jurassic World." Sy disclosed his casting in a Twitter post. Fan of this saga from the beginning, I'm very proud to...
  • '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...
  • Look: Extinct porpoise had biggest underbite -- ever -- on a mammal

    Look: Extinct porpoise had biggest underbite -- ever -- on a mammal
    Scientists have discovered the biggest underbite ever found in a mammal. It belongs to an extinct porpoise that lived on the California coast 5 million years ago. That crazy long underbite you see in the images above was not an anomaly. Scientists...
  • Stick insect advice: Make like a tree and leaf

    Stick insect advice: Make like a tree and leaf
    With their extraordinary ability to mimic twigs and leaves, stick insects are among nature's most renowned masters of disguise.  But it's not just predators they've managed to avoid. Sneaky phasmatodae, or "ghost" insects, have also flummoxed scientists...
  • 'Walking With Dinosaurs'

    'Walking With Dinosaurs'
    Though the title is a brand name thanks to the long-popular BBC-made documentary series, this family-friendly film goes its own way, putting a story to its visuals of computer-generated creatures set against real backdrops. Justin Long voices a young...
  • Rare whale fossil excavated at Palos Verdes school

    Rare whale fossil excavated at Palos Verdes school
    Martin Byhower has trekked across Chadwick School's Palos Verdes Peninsula campus for 30 years. Fossils scattered across the hilltop grounds often caught the eye of the seventh-grade life sciences teacher. Two years ago, he spotted one that particularly...
  • Penelope Lively turns inward in 'Dancing Fish and Ammonites'

    Admirers of Penelope Lively's many fine novels will find the same lucid intelligence at work in her elegantly written "view from old age," which she dubs "not quite a memoir." The British writer, who turned 80 in 2013, meditates on several subjects that...
  • 450-mph Pompeii-type volcano blasts created exquisite dinosaur fossils

    450-mph Pompeii-type volcano blasts created exquisite dinosaur fossils
    In the northeast of China, at the Yixian and Jiufotang formations, scientists have discovered thousands of exquisitely preserved fossils of plants and birds, dinosaurs and mammals. Together they make up the Jehol Biota -- an ecosystem, preserved in ash,...
  • 'Tiny Titans' Dinosaur Exhibit At The Peabody Shows The Babies Behind The Beasts

    'Tiny Titans' Dinosaur Exhibit At The Peabody Shows The Babies Behind The Beasts
    Were dinosaurs social animals? What was life like for baby dinosaurs? These and other questions are answered in the new exhibit opening Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven: "Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies."...