| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Scientists seeking the missing link between modern Europeans and Neanderthals ought to head back to Africa, according to a new study that could prune some of the younger branches of the evolutionary tree.
Researchers took another look at a common fossil...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:37 PM
It was an unlikely encounter in the middle of the desert. Kevin Terris was a high school senior from a boarding school in Claremont, Calif., with dreams of a paleontology career. Joe was a toddler stuck under a rock. For 75 million years.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Artist J.M. Carnright brings fossils that are millions of years old back to life — figuratively speaking — in his new exhibit Primitive Futurisms, now on display at Mystical Parlors in Norwalk. He incorporates the fossils into his wood...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Josh Brolin is in early talks to star in Universal's "Jurassic World."
Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson are also in talks to star in the Jurassic Park installment. Colin Trevorrow ("Safety Not Guaranteed") is directing the sci-fi...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:40 PM
In the humid foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, deep within a carnivore's bloody lair, an early human ancestor fought a life-or-death struggle, and lost.
He had entered the den on a scavenging mission, possibly with several others. Their plan: Use a...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Cattle; chimpanzees and bonobos; dogs and dolphins; rats and mice; horses, turtles, glowworms and pigs; goats, chickens and Rin Tin Tin — and, at the center of it all, humans.
The animal kingdom, from invertebrates to dinosaurs to us, is on parade...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Scientists have discovered the fossilized brain of an animal that lived 520 million years ago. It is the oldest mostly intact nervous system to have ever been found.
The incredible ancient brain and nervous system, described in the journal Nature,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Nick Robinson is in talks to co-star in Universal's "Jurassic World."
Ty Simpkins and Bryce Dallas Howard are also in talks, with Colin Trevorrow directing the pic and also co-wrote the script with Derek Connolly.
Plot details are unknown at this time...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:22 PM
A pair of fossil dinosaur skeletons dubbed the Montana Dueling Dinosaurs is headed for auction rather than straight to a museum. The duo, discovered touching on a Montana ranch in 2006, appear to be relatives of Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops locked in...