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Paleontology

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  • Fossil teeth study takes bite out of Neanderthal-European link

    Fossil teeth study takes bite out of Neanderthal-European link
    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...
  • High school student found youngest, most complete crested dinosaur fossil

    High school student found youngest, most complete crested dinosaur fossil
    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. Terris, 22,...
  • 'Primitive Futurisms' Exhibit on Display at Mystical Parlors in Norwalk

    'Primitive Futurisms' Exhibit on Display at Mystical Parlors in Norwalk
    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...
  • Josh Brolin In Talks to Star in 'Jurassic World'

    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...
  • Scientists rethink humans' family tree

    Scientists rethink humans' family tree
    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...
  • Humanities Fest puts animals under microscope to yield human insights

    Humanities Fest puts animals under microscope to yield human insights
    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...
  • A fossilized brain, 520 million years old

    A fossilized brain, 520 million years old
    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,...
  • 'Kings of Summer' Star Nick Robinson Eyes Role in 'Jurassic World'

    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...
  • Shutdown Amplifies National Park Woes

    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...
  • Fish with oldest known 'face' may reshuffle evolutionary family tree

    Fish with oldest known 'face' may reshuffle evolutionary family tree
    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...
  • 'Dueling' dinosaur skeletons could fetch $9 million at auction

    'Dueling' dinosaur skeletons could fetch $9 million at auction
    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...