| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Mammals first appeared 215 million years ago during the Triassic period, according to a new study in the journal Nature. Wait, no, they first showed up 175 million years ago during the Jurassic period, said another study in the same issue of the journal....
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:25 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.:...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:30 PM
How did sauropod dinosaurs move their heads? When they stood, were their super-long necks stretched up high to the treetops like a giraffe's? Set horizontal to the ground like a cow's? Or in some other orientation as yet unimagined?
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The design for the central building in a reimagined Los Angeles County Museum of Art was inspired by the adjacent La Brea tar pits. Seen from above, the structure's flowing lines resemble a splatter of tar.
But scientists doing the work of recovering...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Chicago theater often is perceived as a kind of giant theater graduate school — a place for young artists to find opportunity, refine their craft and attract attention from elsewhere. There is truth to that image. But sometimes, an older actor...
| Jul 20, 2013
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...
| 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....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Famed creature maker Phil Tippett and his newly remonikered shingle Tippett FX aren't waiting for the visual effects business in California to recover. Instead, the company has moved into the consumer space -- a major departure for such an important...