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Paleontology

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  • NASA's Curiosity rover finds life-friendly bonanza on once-watery Mars

    NASA's Curiosity rover finds life-friendly bonanza on once-watery Mars
    Scientists working on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission have been somewhat sparing until now when describing exactly how the rocks drilled, gobbled and cooked by the Curiosity rover paint a picture of a life-friendly environment. Well, no...
  • Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Paiche dips Asian influences into the Amazon

    Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Paiche dips Asian influences into the Amazon
    Paiche are enormous. Paiche have teeth on their tongues. Paiche, living fossils barely evolved since the Miocene epoch, have lungs and breathe air, which is pretty unusual for fish. Paiche are also easy to catch, a problem even in the sparsely populated...
  • Falling for a divine nectar

    Falling for a divine nectar
    God's fingerprints are all over this place. You see it in the curl of a grape leaf, the camber of the harvest sun. Even the oak barrels are inviting. I want to cut one in half, fill it with leaves, climb in to read a long, difficult book. This time of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Preview: 'The Croods' powered by new video game technology

    Preview: 'The Croods' powered by new video game technology
    GamerHub.tv "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 --...
  • Did dinosaurs stop to smell flowering plants?

    Did dinosaurs stop to smell flowering plants?
    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...
  • Did dinosaur ancestors benefit from worst extinction on Earth?

    Did dinosaur ancestors benefit from worst extinction on Earth?
    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....
  • Antarctica's Lake Vostok holds hidden menagerie of microbial life

    Antarctica's Lake Vostok holds hidden menagerie of microbial life
    Antarctica’s Lake Vostok doesn’t seem like the most hospitable home on the planet for any kind of life. Trapped under a glacier 2.3 miles thick, it’s subject to extreme pressures, extreme cold, extreme heat (possibly from hydrothermal...
  • 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...