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We first met steer wrestler Bridger Anderson at the 2017 Junior NFR back in December in Las Vegas. The tall, lanky 19-year-old impressed with his abilities to handle the pressure of the Ote Berry Junior Steer Wrestling World Championship competition. He came into the short round 0.3 seconds behind the ...
The prosecution of a renowned paleontologist for allegedly having sex with a high-school student on Orcas Island turned into an ordeal of deceit, sex and ... man with an imposing head of wavy blond hair, a wide smile and a French accent, Gerald Grellet-Tinner was a sort of rock star among paleontologists.

A group of scientists is unearthing bones from inside Indiana's longest cave system to learn more about what life was like during the end of the Ice Age. The remains of ground sloths, black bears, bison and saber-toothed cats could be found during the dig, which is only the second of its kinds inside the ...
Some students are surprised to learn that their gross anatomy professor is a paleontologist -- that's a scientist who studies fossils, right? ... Paleontologists theorize that it's because over the last several millions of years, the way in which we use our upper limbs has changed dramatically. Humans ... school
While visitors to museums see complete fossil skeletons of mosasaurs suspended in dramatic hunting postures, paleontologists more typically find a dull-colored fragment like the one Konishi held. Piece together enough of these fragments and the fossils begin to tell a story, he said. "We're not dealing ...
Paleontologists theorize that it's because over the last several millions of years, the way in which we use our upper limbs has changed dramatically. Humans who evolved manipulatory capabilities—those who could make and use tools—survived better than our ancestors who did not. At the same time, ...

CORYDON, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Visitors to the Indiana Caverns can get a rare glimpse into the ice age while a team of paleontologist search for bones and other artifacts that have been buried for centuries. "In here you can just walk around and point at bones all over the floor so it's really special and neat ...
LUCKNOW AND BAGH, INDIA—Last December, paleontologist Guntupalli V. R. Prasad and his team were hunting for signs of dinosaur nests buried in a limestone hillock near Bagh, a town in central India's Madhya Pradesh state. They found trouble instead. As the group from the University of Delhi fanned ...
“These tracks were sort of hiding in plain sight for years,” says University of Southern California paleontologist Michael Habib, who wasn't involved with the discovery. “It goes to show how sauropods are so much larger than everything else, that we field paleontologists are rarely looking for something of that ...
In 2016, paleontologist Robert Gay and a group of students stumbled upon a trove of prehistoric fossils in southeastern Utah, in what is part of the more than 1 million acres President Donald Trump recently cut from the Bears Ears National Monument. The team had been en route to another excavation site ...
It's not hard to argue that the Tyrannosaurus rex is the most iconic dinosaur of all time. Thanks to depictions in popular culture and sci-fi movies staring the greatest actor of all time, the T. rex is painted as a mighty, brutal carnivore that towers over its peers, but just like every animal, they would have started ...
Andrew Milner, co-paleontologist in St. George, is working with the lead paleontologist, Robert Gay, who discovered the site. “Seeing something that's a lot older for me is very exciting. I study mostly footprints of Triassic and early Jurassic dinosaurs…but seeing something before this mass extinction is pretty cool,” Milner ...
A team of paleontologists from Yale University, Smithsonian Institution and Johns Hopkins University has discovered a new species of reptile that lived 200 million years ago during the Triassic period, in what is now Connecticut in the United States. An artist's rendering of Colobops noviportensis. Image ...
Paleontologists put the bite on an ancient reptile from New England. Date: March 23, 2018; Source: Yale University; Summary: Scientists have identified a new species of reptile from prehistoric Connecticut and, boy, does it have a mouth on it. Named Colobops noviportensis, the creature lived 200 million years ago and had ...
Paleontologists say ammonites are not naturally found in Bend, but are common to the east near Mitchell, more than 80 miles away. ... Nicholas Famoso, chief paleontologist at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, agrees it is most likely from outside Oregon, compared to the kinds found within the ...
Over the years, paleontologists have struggled to understand why horned dinos developed such elaborate horns and frills. While common sense suggests that Triceratops' sharp horns were defensive, it doesn't explain the ornamentation of recently discovered species like Regaliceratops peterhewsi, the “Hellboy Dinosaur” ...
In fact, we're starting to get a pretty good picture of why certain species that returned back to the water decided to do so and how they developed into the marine animals we know today. Paleontologists say creatures began exploring the land during the Silurian period (440-410 million years ago). No one is ...

A group of Hurricane Deck Elementary students who are part of the Camdenton Afterschool Services recently completed a study and project of dinosaurs. The first and second grade “paleontologists” learned facts about the time dinosaurs roamed the earth and chose a dinosaur to complete their project.
A comprehensive new study looking at variations in Ichthyosaurus, a common British Jurassic ichthyosaur (sea-going reptile) also known as "Sea Dragons," has provided important information into recognizing new fossil species. Judy Massare, of the SUNY College at Brockport, NY, and Dean Lomax, ...
Archaeopteryx is an iconic fossil species with feathered wings from the Late Jurassic of Germany. The question of whether this dino-bird was an elaborately feathered ground dweller, a glider, or an active flyer has fascinated paleontologists for many years. European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ...
Finding intact fossils of hardened bone and teeth can be difficult on its own, but the real challenge for paleontologists is often locating the ancient remains of soft tissue. For a long time, the only known fossils of the pint-sized aquatic predator Kerygmachela kierkegaardi that existed were highly deteriorated ...
Simultaneously they constructed stromatolites, which still exist on Earth today,” the paleontologists said. “We now think that cyanobacteria played a larger role than previously believed in creating phosphorites in shallow waters, thereby allowing today's scientists a unique window into ancient ecosystems.”.
University of Pennsylvania paleontologist Steven Jasinski has announced the discovery of a previously unknown species of fossil turtle in the Gray Fossil Site, an area rich with fossils in eastern Tennessee, the United States. Trachemys haugrudi represents a new species of fossil turtle that lived in what is ...
Rob Gay, a paleontologist at the University of Western Colorado and leader of the expedition, announced the results at the Western Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists conference in Utah. Gay noted that his team discovered that the site had been previously looted; rookies made off with a chunk of a phytosaur skull ...
SKOPJE, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Fossil remains from an extinct elephant from about eight million years ago has been discovered near the eastern Macedonian region of Negotino, local media reported on Tuesday. According to the preliminary results, the remains are those of a 50-year-old animal ...
CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois Paleontology Department is holding a fundraiser next weekend to help pay for an important fossil dig.Organizers Jon and Amy Lee said the department has been working on a site in Montana for about 10 years and was planning on making a return trip this summer ...
“My gut says it's a juvenile,” said Greg Liggett, a Bureau of Land Management paleontologist based in Billings. “It makes a lot of ... Archaeologist Doug Melton often asks paleontologists visiting the office for their summer dig permits what they think: Is Jane a young T. rex, or a Nanotyrannus? He's gotten both ...
Now paleontologists know what colors graced these 200-million-year-old butterfly wings. They found some nanoscale clues on the hues. By Amelia Urry April 11, 2018. An ancient moth in amber. A moth in mid-Cretaceous (99 million years ago) Burmese amber. Bo Wang. The blue morpho butterfly is arguably the most ...
Among more than 2,000 ancient fossils found in an African excavation, paleontologists have discovered new species of some of the earliest dinosaurs. Paleontologists didn't know much about the early Triassic below the equator before conducting this research. Through a decade of research, nine different ...
News Brief: “Jurassic Park” may be all the rage this summer, but a research team led by the University of Washington's Christian Sidor is kicking it up a notch with a batch of 13 studies focusing on fossils from the Triassic period (252 million to 199 million years ago), which came just before the Jurassic.
Paleontologists have announced some pretty cool new dinosaurs over the past year, including the rainbow-feathered Caihong juji, the turkey-sized Diluvicursor pickeringi (which was found caught in a prehistoric logjam), and the infamous "murder swan" Halszkaraptor escuilliei, which was initially ...
Back in the day, when I was an elementary school teacher, the social studies curriculum included the study of ancient civilizations. We started in Mesopotamia, dug into Egypt, slid into Greece and romped around Rome. By far my most favorite part was ancient Egypt. In this unit, we did some creative ...
Paleontologists from the University of Alberta have discovered a never-before-seen species of fish in South America, with the help of a curious tourist. The species, called Candelarhynchus padillai, is the first fossil 'lizard fish' from the Cretaceous period ever found in Colombia and tropical South America. CREDIT Oksana ...
My father was a paleontologist at the University of Chicago, and I'd gone on several field trips with him to the Rocky Mountains, where he seemed to transform ... The use of computers to analyze large data sets changed this image – particularly because it allowed paleontologists such as my dad, and his ...
My father was a paleontologist at the University of Chicago, and I'd gone on several field trips with him to the Rocky Mountains, where he seemed to transform ... Some invertebrate paleontologists studied evolution, too, but often these studies were regarded by evolutionary biologists and geneticists as little ...
A previously undiscovered prehistoric arachnid has been found in Myanmar's rainforest, trapped in 100-million-year old amber. The arachnid fossil looks like a spider, but has a long tail. The arachnids date to the Cretaceous period — when Tyrannosaurus rex lived — and display a combination of ...
Addressing the American Society of Zoologists in 1964, evolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky spoke about the importance of Charles Darwin's insights into natural selection and common ancestors to modern science. “Nothing makes sense in biology except in the light of evolution,” he said. “If the ...
Child aids paleontologists in discovery of new ancient fish species. Paleontologists find new fossil species in Colombia with the help of young tourist. Date: February 6, 2018; Source: University of Alberta; Summary: The fossil, called Candelarhynchus padillai, is approximately 90 million years old, and has no modern ...
In this Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 photo, paleontologist Mai el-Amir, who was involved in Mansoura university's excavation of a Cretaceous period dinosaur, works on a bone at a laboratory in Mansoura, Egypt. Researchers from the university discovered a new species of long-necked herbivore, which is around ...
Ellen Currano is a world-renowned paleontologist. She is also—quite literally—the face of sexism in science. Currano decided on becoming a paleontologist at age 6, a goal she never wavered from. After earning her post-graduate degree at Penn State, she did post-doctoral work at the Smithsonian ...
Egypt is known for its magnificent pyramids and powerful pharaohs, but now the country is gaining fame among paleontologists, especially now that an international team has uncovered the remains of an 80-million-year-old dinosaur the size of a school bus that had bony plates embedded in its skin during ...
Older children and adults can view the different fossils featured near paleontologist Joseph "PaleoJoe" Kchodl's prep lab. Twice a month PaleoJoe will perform demonstrations and give talks about how paleontologists work to preserve fossils. "Our educators will be using this section as well. They'll actually ...
“I like all lizards,” Rancen said. “I want to be a paleontologist when I grow up.” ... You'll also find a dinosaur skull that was found in 2006 and named Dracorex hogwartsia by paleontologists after the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the Harry Potter books. Matthew Klepeisz, aquarium ...
The most famous example of this prehistoric creature, called the Berlin specimen, was so well-preserved that paleontologists could see distinct impressions of ... “The high degree of variation in the teeth is particularly striking,” Oliver Rauhut, a paleontologist and professor in the Department of Earth and ...
Researchers have long wondered how horses evolved from a five-toed ancestor to the single-toed animal we know today. While it is largely believed that they simply evolved with fewer digits, Professor Nikos Solounias from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine pose a new ...
The paleontologists who found the fossil have no idea what it was. ... everything scientists know about life on Earth at this time is based on fossils of creatures that had skeletons, explained Jan Zalasiewicz, a paleontologist at the University of Leicester's School of Geography, Geology and the Environment.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Thomas Williamson is the curator of paleontology at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. He was recently featured on the PBS show NOVA talking about his work uncovering New Mexico's rich fossil record. Advertisement. The title of the NOVA film is "Day the ...
“Pretty much every paleontologist I know of that has retired has done it so that they can spend even more time doing research and field work,” says Irmis. “Eventually, I think as paleontologists, we just we continue to do more and more research until we become fossils ourselves.” Dan Chure's been retired ...
A team of Tomsk State University paleontologists in Siberia, who unearthed the new genus of dinosaurs during excavations in a river bank at a village in West Siberia, the press service of the university said on Wednesday. "This is already the second kind of sauropod which has been given a scientific name ...
Paleontologists say they've found the fossilized remains of a new genus and species of bat that lived in New Zealand between 19 and 16 million years ago (Early Miocene epoch). ... “Vulcanops jennyworthyae provides new insight into the original diversity of bats in Australasia,” the paleontologists said.


 

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