Rare 70-Million-Year-Old Baby Dinosaur Fossil Airlifted Out of New Mexico Desert
The National Guard recently airlifted a rare baby dinosaur fossil, estimated to be 70 million years old, out of "desert wilderness" in northwestern New Mexico, according to museum officials at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The baby fossil, which is nearly as big a rhinoceros
Newly-Discovered Wendiceratops Dinosaur Had Crown of Horns
Paleontologists are getting a closer look at a newly-discovered horned dinosaur believed to have lived 79 million years ago. More than 200 bones from nearly all parts of the Wendiceratops' skeleton were discovered in the Pinhorn Provincial Grazing Reserve in Alberta, Canada in 2010. A new article
Big-Nosed Dinosaur Species Found in Utah
Take the horns of a bull, mix it with the nose of a proboscis monkey, add in a dash of Triceratops, and you’ll get something that paleontologists unearthed at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The first details of the new dinosaur, named Nasutoceratops titusi, were...
Howling Red Wolves: Newt Gingrich Live-Tweets Zoo Visit
SALISBURY, Maryland — Newt Gingrich is a former Speaker of the House and current Republican presidential candidate, but at the start of his career, he told students at Salisbury University, “I wanted to be a zoo director.” Gingrich’s presidential campaign has been on a losing...
Gingrich Talks Politics at the Zoo
NEW ORLEANS — Newt Gingrich made a campaign stop at the Audubon Zoo today and took the opportunity to hit Mitt Romney for his negative attack ads credited for bringing down Gingrich’s lead in the polls earlier this year. Among the flamingos a lady told...
T. Rex the Killer? Nah. King of Dinos More Like Hyena Than Lion
The blood-thirsty Tyrannosaurus rex of our favorite books and movies may not be so ferocious after all. According to a team of dinosaur researchers, the so-called King of the Dinos was more like a scavenging hyena than a hunting lion. After a 12-year study of dinosaur skeletons uncovered in eastern
Top FAILS of the Year: Justin Bieber, BP Oil Spill
Teen idol Justin Bieber has had a lot of accolades, but he may not be so quick to boast about the latest feather in his cap. The FAIL blog , the Internet's bastion of blunders and embarrassments, today released its second annual lists of the year's top 10 most memorable embarassing people, moments
Bizarre Dinosaurs: Why Were Some So Strange?
They were among the largest and strongest creatures to inhabit Earth but, as nature would have it, some were also among the strangest. Many of the dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago were so fantastical-looking, it's almost hard to believe that they were actually of this Earth. Arms
Dino Hunting: The Business of Bones
Controversy over who owns the past rages as a dinosaur digger unearths a bounty.
Close to home: 51 fresh summer destinations
As Memorial Day Weekend kicks off summer road-trip season, high gas prices may be prompting travelers to stay closer to home. With that in mind, USA TODAY's travel staff uncovered one new event or attraction in each state to enliven vacationers' warm-weather travels — no matter where they live.