UC Museum of Paleontology graduate student Kaitlin Maguire describes her behind-the-scenes experiences working to bring a mammoth exhibit to life at the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.
Post on Jun 01, 2011 by Jenny Oh
If you use Highway 24 as part of your daily commute you are already familiar with the Caldecott Tunnel, which connects Orinda and Oakland, but do you know about the geology of the hills through which the tunnel was constructed?
Post on Aug 19, 2010 by Brian Romans
A Bay Area researcher found evidence that an ancient human ancestor was using stone tools nearly a million years earlier than previously documented.
Post on Aug 11, 2010 by Sheraz Sadiq
Scientists used evolutionary theory to figure out where to find the bones of this fishibian. Lately I have been reading Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True. And so far it is a fascinating read. What is so great about this book for a scientist is that it gives the big picture on evolution. This sort [...]
Post on Mar 02, 2009 by Dr. Barry Starr
This year marks the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin – and the 150th anniversary of his landmark work, "On the Origin of Species". One of the iconic fossils that supports Darwin's theory of evolution is called the Archaeopteryx.
Post on Feb 06, 2009 by David Gorn
It's entirely possible to spend years living in the Bay Area and never encounter a California Newt. This tiny amphibian spends most of its time living in burrows and holes. But once year, the newts make an epic migration (at least for them) to nearby ponds for mating season. It's incredible to see dozens of [...]
Post on May 22, 2008 by Lauren Sommer
A wishbone from a theropod and a turkey.This week, many of us celebrated one of the most American of holidays: Thanksgiving. Following tradition, most of us probably had a bite or two of turkey — if you were one of the fortunate to get your hands dirty, you may have used this New York Times [...]
Post on Nov 25, 2007 by Nick Pyenson