| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Somewhere between 390 to 360 million years ago, a four-legged vertebrate, or tetrapod, crawled out of the water and gave rise to the amphibians, reptiles and mammals we see today.
Scientists have established that this creature descended from fish and...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:31 AM
EAST JORDAN — Help your child curb summer learning loss and unearth some valuable reading interests through the Jordan Valley District Library's summer reading program this July.
Studies have long shown that all children will experience learning...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Large and lumpy with a face that looks like it's melting, the Bunostegos was a giant reptile that roamed Earth more than 250 million years ago.
The size of a cow, the Bunostegos thrived in the Permian era, when most of the land on the planet was fused...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:45 AM
Far more of Earth’s water was locked up as ice at the height of the last ice age than previously thought, and current climate change models may need to be adjusted to account for it, according to a new study.
The research is the latest salvo...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:24 PM
I tried to fit in but bird people are twitchy that way.
It was early Sunday morning and the start of the Wild Bird Safari when a khaki-clad woman leaned into me and said, "You're not a birder, are you?"
I think it was the binoculars. Everyone else had...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Paleontologists in North Texas say they've discovered the skull of a young dinosaur that was found near where an adult specimen was unearthed in 2006.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas says the skull was found last year in Alaska, north...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A powerful X-ray machine, that shines a light brighter than the sun, has helped science detectives determine the color of a 150-million-year-old feather that once belonged to an archaeopteryx, an ancient animal that shared traits with both birds and...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Scientists have discovered some of the oldest dinosaur embryos ever found — a rare collection of delicate fossils that offer an unprecedented look into the remarkably speedy early development of these enormous animals.
The bed of Lufengosaurus...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Dinosaurs may have been wiped out by a mass extinction about 65 million years ago, but an earlier extinction event may have given their predecessors a leg up on the competition, according to a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....
| May 29, 2013
| 1:50 PM
When did birds first emerge from among the dinosaurs? It’s an argument that has plagued paleontologists and cast a shadow over the reputation of Archaeopteryx, a feathered dinosaur that has long been considered the earliest known bird.
| Feb 28, 2013
| 7:03 AM
If you thought the Creature from the Black Lagoon was terrifying, check out the new artist renderings of the Helicoprion–a ......