Two Million-Year-Old Sea Lion's Mouth Found Below LA Subway

Dayna Evans · 03/15/14 03:32PM

Cue Jay Leno's opening monologue in his dreams: "Archaeologists are saying they've found prehistoric fossils below a West Side subway station. Well, hey, I thought Elizabeth Taylor was buried in Hollywood! Ho ho ho."

Hummingbird-Sized Ant Fossil Discovered in Wyoming

Max Read · 05/03/11 09:41PM

Paleoentomologist Bruce Archibald has identified a Wyoming fossil as a "monstrously big ant." How big? About the size of a two-inch hummingbird, as you can see above. So, yes, "monstrously big."

Creationists Find Cave Painting of Dinosaur

Maureen O'Connor · 03/28/11 01:17PM

Good news for the oxymoronic field of creationist paleontology: A newly discovered cave painting in southeastern Utah sort of resembles a long-necked dinosaur, which means humans and dinosaurs coexisted in Utah 6000 years ago, back when the planet was new, say officials from the Creationist Museum of Petersburg, Kentucky.

Science Reveals: Guys Love Lesbians

Hamilton Nolan · 01/28/11 03:21PM

People fossils! Dinosaur fossils! Sexy science! Cheating ladies! Lucky black hearts! Weights losing weight! Faraway planets! Implant perils! Monster alfalfa! And black holes that trip you out! It's your Friday Science Watch, where we watch science—with forgiveness!

How a Dinosaur Got Inside a Church

Max Read · 10/30/10 11:43AM

An Italian paleontologist has discovered a fossilized dinosaur skull inside a small town cathedral. Yes, an actual dinosaur skull! In a church! How did it get there? Did Jesus kill it?!

Prissy River Can't Handle a Little Dirt

Hamilton Nolan · 09/21/10 01:39PM

Chili science! Consciousness machines! Irradiated flaxseeds! Nano antennas! Venusian climates! Cali fossils! Rich awards! And a prima donna river! It's your Tuesday Science Watch, where we watch science—with the keen eye of an amateur!