Old photographs of early 20th century outdoorsmen outline the path used by hikers today seeking the American Southwest landmark
May 24, 2010 | By Jim Conaway
For years the New Jersey State Museum has displayed the cast of a complete Tyrannosaurus rex skull collected by Barnum Brown at the beginning of the 20th century, but now it may be getting a T. rex of its very own.As reported last week in the Press of Atlantic City, paleontologists from the New Jer...
May 17, 2010 | By Brian Switek
For more than 75 years, some of the world’s greatest entertainers have performed at the famous Harlem theater
May 10, 2010 | By Lucinda Moore
Late last year, Maryland's Prince George's County got a new dinosaur park—a Cretaceous-age site which will continue to fuel the work of scientists and educate the public about the prehistory of the state. To help celebrate the establishment of this park, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural...
May 06, 2010 | By Brian Switek
An odd and affecting monument stands off a Nevada highway as a testament to one man’s passions
April 09, 2010 | By Kristin Ohlson
Jazz Appreciation Month is in full swing Around the Mall and Beyond! Check out a schedule of upcoming events below or download a PDF for additional information.Tuesday, April 6CONCERTAn Evening with Jon Hendricks. James Zimmerman, Emcee7:30 pm, Howard University, Andrew Rankin Memorial ChapelWedn...
April 06, 2010 | By Jamie Simon
Threatened Buddhist art at a 900-year-old monastery high in the Indian Himalayas sheds light on a fabled civilization
April 2010 | By Jeremy Kahn
In reaction to my post about Dryptosaurus the other week, paleo-artist Michael Skrepnick told me about the efforts of his colleague Tyler Keillor to create a fleshed-out restoration of the dinosaur. I immediately e-mailed Tyler about the project, and he was kind enough to answer a few of my questio...
March 22, 2010 | By Brian Switek
As invading British troops approached in August 1814, the first lady coolly took command of the White House
March 2010 | By Thomas Fleming
At the climax of the silent 1925 adaption of The Lost World, a living "Brontosaurus" brought back from a remote Venezuelan plateau wreaks havoc in London. The scene was obviously fiction, but a new exhibit in the heart of the city now allows residents and visitors to imagine what such prehistoric b...
February 23, 2010 | By Brian Switek
At a new dinosaur park in Maryland, children and paleontologists alike have found fossils for a new Smithsonian exhibit
February 2010 | By Abby Callard
Liberated 65 years ago, the Nazi concentration camp is one of Eastern Europe's most visited sites—and most fragile
February 2010 | By Andrew Curry
The vast Navajo tribal park on the border of Utah and New Mexico stars in Hollywood movies but remains largely hidden to visitors
February 2010 | By Tony Perrottet
When I visited Utah's Dinosaur National Monument this past summer the main visitor center (containing the famous rock wall speckled with fossils) was closed, but when it reopens in a few years it will feature a brand new piece of art. Over the course of three months, scientific illustrator Liz Brad...
January 19, 2010 | By Brian Switek
What comes to mind when you hear the name Elvis? Musician. Icon. Sex. Spandex. Kitsch. Costello (kidding!). You can play the word association game all day long and no matter what your opinion of the man is—good, bad or indifferent—even the most suspicious minds have to admit that he is one of the g...
January 06, 2010 | By Jesse Rhodes
Though she had little formal education, Mary taught herself geology, paleontology, anatomy and scientific illustration, and her finds were key to the development of the theory of evolution
January 05, 2010 | By Sarah Zielinski
Who's up for a fossil road trip? In 2007 paleoartist Ray Troll and paleobotanist Kirk Johnson published a travelogue of their journey to check out the fossils of the American west called Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway. It is not your average paleo book. Filled with Troll's whimsical pop-art illustrat...
December 18, 2009 | By Brian Switek
This past October, many paleontologists were worried about the fate of a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton nicknamed "Samson."With about 50 percent of his bones recovered, Samson is one of the most complete individual Tyrannosaurus skeletons found to date. This makes Samson a very important specimen. The ...
December 14, 2009 | By Brian Switek
For the past three years, the Walking With Dinosaurs live show has been entertaining arena audiences all over the world, but when the show stopped in Guadalajara, Mexico the crew noticed that one of their cast members was missing. A robotic baby Plateosaurus (which is devoured by the predatory dino...
December 11, 2009 | By Brian Switek
The first rule of holiday shopping: There are no rules
December 2009 | By Caitlin Kelly