Paleontology

Dozens dressed as Tyrannosaurus rex descend on public square

Jan 20, 2018

Hundreds of curious people descended on Portland's Monument Square to observe a gathering of people dressed in Tyrannosaurus rex costumes

Los Angeles subway work uncovers array of Ice Age fossils

Dec 11, 2017

Since crews began work to extend a Los Angeles subway line in 2014, they have routinely turned up the fossilized remains of rabbits, camels, bison and other creatures that roamed the region during the last Ice Age.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's curious case for shrinking monuments

Dec 5, 2017

AP FACT CHECK: Trump contends that shrinking monument lands will restore native and recreational rights, but those rights are affirmed in protections he'd roll back

Tribes: Trump's monument order disrespects native people

Dec 5, 2017

A coalition of Native American tribes are joining the legal fight against President Donald Trump's move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah

Trump takes rare step to reduce 2 national monuments in Utah

Dec 5, 2017

President Donald Trump has taken the rare step of scaling back two sprawling national monuments in Utah

The Latest: Trump's cuts to Utah monument spur lawsuit

Dec 5, 2017

Environmental groups are suing to block President Donald Trump's decision to scale back a national monument in Utah.

Remains of ancient sea cow unearthed on California island

Nov 29, 2017

Scientists say they've found fossil remains of a sea cow that lived off Southern California's Channel Islands some 25 million years ago

Feeling old? DNA supports an early evolution of our species

Sep 28, 2017

A study of DNA from African fossils is providing new evidence that our species is a lot older than scientists had shown

After 66 million years, creature wins state dinosaur honor

Sep 25, 2017

It took about 66 million years, but a duck-billed creature has finally won recognition as California's state dinosaur.

Neutron beams, x-rays reveal more about T. rex relative

Aug 15, 2017

Researchers at one of the nation's top federal laboratories have used neutron beams and high-energy X-rays to produce the highest resolution scan ever done of the inner workings of a fossilized tyrannosaur skull

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