ErasEras are periods of time defined by geologic or historic events
Are there too many dinosaurs? Paleontologist Jack Horner thinks so, and he explained his reasoning in a short TED talk last month
May 24, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Though not nearly as common as the bone fragments and bits of tooth found at dinosaur fossil sites, remnants and impressions of dinosaur skin are not as rare as you might think
May 20, 2011 | By Brian Switek
The proposal of pack-hunting dinosaurs is old news in paleontological circles, and the hard evidence to support the claims about Tarbosaurus has not yet been released
May 19, 2011 | By Brian Switek
The new Tarbosaurus juvenile is a truly remarkable specimen
May 16, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Everybody knows that Tyrannosaurus had small arms tipped in only two fingers. The relatively small arms of the Late Cretaceous predator are part of its charm. When paleontologist Henry Fairfield Osborn described Tyrannosaurus in 1905, however, the fingers and forearm of the dinosaur were missing. E...
May 03, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Now overgrown by jungle, the ancient site was once the thriving capital of the Maya civilization
May 2011 | By Chip Brown
Our world is a place where information can behave like human genes and ideas can replicate, mutate and evolve
May 2011 | By James Gleick
Thirty Earths: ArtEvolved points us to this remarkable set of images depicting the changing physical appearance of the Earth over the last 750 million years. The thirty visual reconstructions were recently released by the Planetary Habitability Laboratory of the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo...
April 29, 2011 | By Mark Strauss
TMP 2003.45.64 is not exactly a headline-making fossil. The left lower jaw of an Albertosaurus, most of the teeth have fallen out and the bone is only one part of a well-known species represented by many other skeletons. But, for those who know what they are looking for, this specimen bears the tr...
April 28, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Cats and failures highlight this list of the memes that have gone mainstream. Which ones did we miss?
April 18, 2011 | By Megan Gambino, Ryan R. Reed, Jesse Rhodes and Brian Wolly
If the internet is dumbing us down, how come I've never felt smarter?
April 2011 | By Donald Morrison
On October 14, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy gave a speech to students at the University of Michigan in which he challenged them—future doctors, technicians and engineers–to further the cause of peace by living and working, for a time, in developing nations as a service to their country.Five months...
March 01, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
The label now has many meanings, but when the group protested 200 years ago, technology wasn't really the enemy
March 2011 | By Richard Conniff
John Ross and Major Ridge tried diplomatic and legal strategies to maintain autonomy, but the new president had other plans
March 2011 | By Brian Hicks
At a shopping mall in Dubai, Joel Sternfeld documents the peak of consumer culture with his iPhone
February 2011 | By David Zax
Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo painted witty, even surreal portraits composed of fruits, vegetables, fish and trees
January 2011 | By Abigail Tucker
Software applications changed the course of history
January 2011 | By Bruce McCall
The lumbering beasts coexisted with the first humans for tens of thousands of years and then died off. Why?
December 2010 | By Andrew Curry
Egypt's ruler was more than the sum of the seductions that loom so large in history—and in Hollywood
December 2010 | By Stacy Schiff
Seventy-five years later, Ted Gup learns the astonishing secret about his grandfather's generosity during the Great Depression
December 2010 | By Ted Gup