Judge: Federal utility must remove coal ash at power plant

Aug 4, 2017

A federal judge has ruled that the nation's largest public utility must excavate the coal ash it stores at a Tennessee power plant and move it to a lined landfill where it doesn't risk further pollution of the Cumberland River

Scientists ID tiny prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines

Aug 3, 2017

New fossils help scientists discover a prehistoric sea worm with 50 spines on its faceless head

10-year-old boy trips over 1.2M-year-old fossil in desert

Jul 20, 2017

A boy's misstep on a family hike in New Mexico has given the world a prehistoric wonder

Toxins in water under Tennessee power plant causing alarm

Jul 14, 2017

Concerns emerge after arsenic and lead are found in groundwater under a coal-fired power plant in Tennessee

LA tunnel diggers find bone of ancient giant sloth

Jun 2, 2017

Crews digging a tunnel for a new Los Angeles train line have found the bone of an ancient giant sloth

Scientists in South Africa reveal more on human-like species

May 9, 2017

A species belonging to the human family tree whose remnants were first discovered in a South African cave in 2013 lived several hundred thousand years ago, indicating that the creature was alive at the same time as early humans in Africa, experts say

Fossils stolen from Death Valley National Park

Mar 29, 2017

Fossils that formed millions of years ago have been stolen from Death Valley National Park

Correction: Dinos on Move story

Mar 24, 2017

Correction: Dinos on Move story

Watch out: Mammals shrink when Earth heats up, study says

Mar 15, 2017

A new study suggests mammals shrink when Earth heats up

UK museum's 'earliest known bird' flies coop for Tokyo show

Mar 8, 2017

Britain's Natural History Museum is sending its most valuable fossil, a 147 million-year-old skeleton that established the link between dinosaurs and birds, abroad for the first time

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