Paleontology

This artist rendering from the Natural History Museum of Utah shows an ankylosaur, a squat plant-eater that was covered in bony armor from its spiky head to its clubbed tail, that has been unveiled at the museum in Salt Lake City. The ankylosaur, Latin name Akainacephalus johnsoni, roamed southern Utah on four legs about 76 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous Period. (Natural History Museum of Utah via AP
July 20, 2018 - 6:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A dinosaur that was covered in bony armor from its spiky head to its clubbed tail has been unveiled at a museum in Utah. The species of ankylosaur was a squat plant-eater that roamed southern Utah on four legs about 76 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous Period. At...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2016, file photo, Jack Horner sits under Montana's T-Rex in the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont. The Montana paleontologist, Horner, who consulted with director Steven Spielberg on the “Jurassic Park” movies is developing a three-dimensional hologram exhibit that will showcase the latest theories on what dinosaurs looked like. Horner and entertainment company Base Hologram are aiming to have multiple traveling exhibits ready to launch in spring 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
May 20, 2018 - 12:28 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster's comb. Horner, who...
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May 07, 2018 - 4:13 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Visitors at a Utah state park have been dislodging dinosaur tracks imprinted in sandstone and throwing the pieces into a nearby lake, officials said. The site lined with hundreds of the prehistoric raptor tracks has been heavily damaged in the past six months, Red Fleet State...
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This undated photo provided by the National Park Service shows a human print inside a large sloth track at the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Researchers studying a trail of fossilized footprints on the New Mexico salt flat have determined the tracks tell the story of a group of Ice Age hunters stalking a giant sloth. (National Park Service via AP)
May 05, 2018 - 12:16 pm
WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. (AP) — Researchers studying fossilized footprints on a New Mexico salt flat say a trail of tracks tells the story of Ice Age hunters stalking a huge sloth. Park naturalist David Bustos says the tracks found at White Sands National Monument show someone...
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A member of a paleontologist team applies a liquid to protect a fossilized skeleton of extinct species of elephant, excavated at Dolni Disan, near Negotino, in central Macedonia, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Paleontologists from Bulgaria and Macedonia are excavating the fossilized remains of a prehistoric elephant believed to pre-date the mammoth, after its bones were found accidentally by a man working in a field. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
April 24, 2018 - 2:10 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Paleontologists from Bulgaria and Macedonia are excavating the fossilized remains of a prehistoric elephant believed to pre-date the mammoth, after its bones were discovered accidentally by a man working in a field. Scientists at the Natural Science Museum of Macedonia and...
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March 30, 2018 - 8:01 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina museum is displaying two eggs found in Utah from a dinosaur that one expert calls "a 15-foot (4.5 meter)-tall chicken." The eggs look like small footballs. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh said in a news release Thursday that the eggs...
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February 08, 2018 - 6:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eighteen states, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, national coal industry interests and more than a dozen other groups are urging an appeals court to overturn a coal ash cleanup order at a federal utility's Tennessee plant, contending the decision will have wide-reaching,...
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In this 2015 image provided by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a deep-sea octopus explores new lava flows that erupted at the Axial Seamount 480 kilometers (300 miles) west of Oregon. At the time, this was probably the youngest seafloor on the planet. (Bill Chadwick/Oregon State University, ROV Jason, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs may have set off a chain of cataclysmic volcanic eruptions on land and undersea, claims a new study that is already dividing scientists. About 66 million years ago a 6-mile wide asteroid smacked into Earth, creating the Chicxulub...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 photo, Hesham Sallam, head of Mansoura university's Center for Vertebrate Paleontology, displays bones of a Cretaceous period dinosaur in Mansoura, Egypt. Researchers from Mansoura university in the country’s Nile Delta discovered a new species of long-necked herbivore, in the western desert of Egypt, which is around the size of a city bus and could be just the tip of the iceberg of other finds. Experts say the discovery is a landmark one that could shed light on a particularly obscure period of history for the African continent. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
February 06, 2018 - 6:18 pm
MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) — A skeleton has been unearthed in Egypt's Western Desert, where ancient sands have long helped preserve remains, but unlike most finds this one isn't a mummy — it's a dinosaur. Researchers from Mansoura University in the country's Nile Delta discovered the new species of long-...
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February 05, 2018 - 7:12 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An appeal by the nation's largest public utility says a federal judge abused his discretion by ordering a massive coal ash cleanup at a Tennessee power plant. The Tennessee Valley Authority argues the Clean Water Act shouldn't have been applied in the case over the Gallatin...
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