| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:20 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Mating between Neanderthals and the ancestors of Europeans and East Asians gave our forebears important evolutionary advantages but may have created a lot of sterile males, wiping out much of that primitive DNA, new genetic studies suggest.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:04 PM
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."...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:04 PM
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,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:30 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Go back to the Mesozoic era when dinosaurs roamed the earth ... and rode in trains, at least in Jim Henson’s view of the world. Henson's “Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy's Big Adventure,” based on the Emmy Award-nominated PBS Kids...
| Jan 14, 2014
France is always working to show off its rich heritage in innovative ways. You'll see some impressive changes this year.
The big news in Paris is that the extensive, multi-year makeover of the Picasso Museum is nearing completion. The museum, which...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Those looking for a classic instance of the little guy being screwed by big government need look no further than "Dinosaur 13." Todd Douglas Miller's engrossing documentary moves from the triumphant discovery of what remains the world's largest, most...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:06 AM
PARK CITY, Utah -- What happens when a ragtag group of paleontologists takes on the federal government?
How does a paleontologist digging for bones in South Dakota wind up serving 18 months in prison?
And how did the "Dinosaur 13" filmmakers get...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:32 AM
PARK CITY, Utah -- "Dinosaur 13," a documentary about the discovery of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton named Sue and the ensuing legal fight over control of the bones, has been acquired by Lionsgate and CNN Films.
The deal, completed Friday morning, is...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:30 AM
PARK CITY, Utah — Director Todd Miller was more nervous than he had expected to be.
The 37-year-old filmmaker's self-financed documentary "Dinosaur 13" had scored one of the Sundance Film Festival's coveted four opening-night slots. Now, facing a...