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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FILE - In a May 12, 2010 file photo, Bill Simpson, collections manager of fossil vertebrates at Chicago's Field Museum, reaches over to dust the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue on display at museum in Chicago. Officials with the Field Museum say the T. rex named Sue, which has been at the museum since 2000, will be moved on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, to make room for a cast of the biggest dinosaur ever discovered. The specimen will be updated and moved upstairs to a private suite opening in 2019. The changes are part of an overhaul to the lakefront museum's main hall. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
February 04, 2018 - 2:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Tyrannosaurus rex fossil that's been on prominent display at Chicago's Field Museum is being moved to make room for a cast of the biggest dinosaur ever discovered. Officials with the Field Museum say the T. rex named Sue, which has been at the museum since 2000, will be moved on...
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This image provided by the Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, India in January 2018 shows a sample of artifacts from the Middle Palaeolithic era found at the Attirampakkam archaeological site in southern India. The discovery of stone tools at the site shows a style that has been associated elsewhere with our species. They were fashioned from 385,000 years ago to 172,000 years ago, showing evidence of continuity and development over that time. That starting point is a lot earlier than scientists generally think Homo sapiens left Africa. (Kumar Akhilesh, Shanti Pappu/Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, India via AP)
January 31, 2018 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Just a week after scientists reported evidence that our species left Africa earlier than we thought, another discovery is suggesting the date might be pushed back further. Homo sapiens arose in Africa at least 300,000 years ago and left to colonize the globe. Scientists think there...
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This undated photo provided by researcher Gerhard Weber shows a portion of the upper left jaw and teeth from the Misliya-1 fossil. Researchers found the jawbone in an Israeli cave, indicating that modern humans left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. (Gerhard Weber/University of Vienna via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 2:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fossil found in Israel indicates modern humans may have left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. Scientists say that an ancient upper jawbone and associated stone tools could also mean that Homo sapiens — modern humans — arose in Africa far earlier...
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January 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Rolf Quam, Binghamton University, State University of New York (THE CONVERSATION) New fossil finds over the past few years have been forcing anthropologists to reexamine our...
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People dressed in inflatable Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur costumes participate in a rally in Portland, Maine, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)
January 20, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — His name means "king of the tyrant lizards," but sometimes Tyrannosaurus rex just wants to party. Make that many T. rexes. Hundreds of curious people descended on Portland's Monument Square on Saturday to observe a gathering of dinosaur lovers dressed as the science museum...
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In this Aug. 15, 2017 photo, paleontologist Ashley Leger shows the skull of a young Columbian mammoth found at the construction site of the Metro Purple Line extension in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles subway system is expanding and so too are the number of prehistoric fossils being recovered as crews dig beneath the city. Since work on one extension began in 2014, workers have routinely turned up fossilized remains of rabbits, camels, bison and other creatures that roamed the region during the last Ice Age. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 11, 2017 - 3:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by. When her phone buzzes, she quickly dons a neon vest, hard hat and goggles before climbing deep down into a massive construction site beneath a...
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