| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Microraptor, a small dinosaur that lived in northeast China about 120 million years ago, had feathers on its wings, hind legs and tail. But in all likelihood, it didn’t fly like a bird. Instead, it glided from trees and cruised over “medium...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"The Croods" have invaded home entertainment with Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD versions of DreamWorks Animation's $568 million box office blockbuster now available from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. What that means for parents --...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:09 PM
It's been a point of heated debate among scientists for years: Just when in Earth's history did flowering plants first appear?
In a paper published recently in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science, researchers say they have discovered fossilized...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:18 PM
- Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center Gallery, 225 Third Ave. S.E.: Paintings by the Prairie Artists Workshop are on display through the end of October. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:18 PM
Timber Lake: A celebration of life for Jim Nelson of Timber Lake will be held at 10 a.m. MDT Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at the Timber Lake School Gym with Pastor Bryce Schaffer of New Hope Church of Timber Lake officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday, Oct....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:39 AM
Field Museum scientists have discovered a new "top predator" dinosaur in North America, a significant precursor to Tyrannosaurus rex and an important part of an emerging fossil record for the continent, the museum announced early Friday.
The 4-ton, 30-...
| Sep 20, 2013
SIOUX FALLS — A Tyrannosaurus rex named Sue is back in South Dakota, but museum officials quickly discovered she was going to need a bigger home.
Workers preparing for the traveling exhibit had to add six vertical feet of space and temporarily...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Scientists say they have discovered a fossil of the oldest known vertebrate animal with a jaw -- a strange chimera of a fish that could unseat the shark as a representative of extremely "primitive" jawed fishes and turn our evolutionary understanding of...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Scientists have used computer simulations to re-create the thunderous steps of one of the world's largest dinosaurs and have concluded that the beast walked at about 5 miles per hour.
In research published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center Gallery, 225 Third Ave. S.E.: Hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. 605-626-7081.
Dacotah Prairie Museum, 21 S. Main St.:...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Bill Parker, the paleontologist at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, was a victim of the government shutdown just as he was on the cusp of realizing a professional dream.
Parker waited years to receive a grant that allowed him to assemble a...