March 25, 2010 |
Tyrannosaurs may have stalked far more of the globe than previously thought. Scientists for the first time have found evidence of an ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex in the Southern Hemisphere, a discovery that could shed light on tyrannosaurs' evolutionary lineage, which many scientists had thought was restricted to the Northern Hemisphere after the continents began to separate. Tyrannosaurs had been documented only in Asia, Europe and North America, but a hip bone discovered in Australia could have come only from a tyrannosaur, researchers have concluded.
June 24, 2011 |
In a small, dark room in this city of narrow alleys and workshops the size of shoeboxes, five men in their 70s fashion combs out of water buffalo horn with hand saws for $2 a day. "It's very hard work," said Abdul Bashir, 70. "But I've got to eat. " Members of this predominantly Muslim community of 50,000 have hacked, chipped, cut, molded and polished animal bones and horns into baubles or beads for generations. But the ornaments worn on the supple wrists and suntanned necks of far-off fashionistas carry a high price for these craftsmen, who must live with airborne clouds of bone dust that sticks to their eyes, hair and lungs.
November 5, 1989
What's all the fuss about Guns N' Roses? In the '60s, they would have been a third-billed, warm-up act at the Fillmore. Really. DON FLEETWOOD Duarte
December 12, 2013 |
George Thorogood is m-m-m-m-mad. The '80s rocker filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against Michaels Stores Inc., accusing the retailer of selling T-shirts that infringed on the trademark he holds for "Bad to the Bone," the title of his 1982 smash hit. Michaels, which operates a chain of arts-and-crafts stores, sells products to make a "Bad to the Bone tee" on its website. Officials with the Texas-based retailer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
March 25, 2014 |
Two halves of the same turtle's arm bone were discovered almost 200 years apart, according to a new study. A fossil miracle? Totally. "When two pieces of a fossil fit together, they fit perfectly like a puzzle piece," said Jason Schein, an assistant curator of natural history at the New Jersey State Museum, who was in the room when the two bone halves were first reunited. "We were just kind of dumbfounded. " You can see pictures of the two halves in the gallery above, as well as an artist's rendering of the giant sea turtle (with a human diver for scale)
May 17, 2011 |
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) , shot in the head in a Tucson parking lot in January, will undergo surgery Wednesday to replace the segment of her skull that was removed by surgeons at University Medical Center in Tucson. Surgeons there cut out a large segment of the skull to allow room for swelling of the brain, a common aftermath of trauma to the head. The bone was frozen to keep it viable until it could be reattached to her skull. In the interim, Giffords has been wearing a protective helmet to prevent injuries to her brain from falls during her rehabilitation at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston.