How Tiny Rodents Take the Place of Mastodons in an Ancient Ecosystem

Scientists believe that thousands of years ago, megafauna like mastadons helped disperse the enormous seeds of many plants. They'd eat the seeds, and then deposit them in their wanderings. But, with those creatures millennia dead, how do these plants still survive? In one case, it due to thievery-loving rodents. » 7/20/12 2:40pm 7/20/12 2:40pm

Celebrating Charles R. Knight, the artist who first brought dinosaurs…

Charles R. Knight was a wildlife illustrator whose career spanned the era when dinosaurs first captured the public imagination in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Unlike other nature artists of his generation, Knight realized that the same skills he used to capture the beauty of wild animals could be… » 3/07/12 5:10pm 3/07/12 5:10pm

Ancient mastodon hunt reveals North America's oldest culture

We know that humans reached North America between 40000 and 16000 years ago...and that's about all we know for certain. Anything in American prehistory before about 10000 years ago remains deeply controversial. But some mastodon bones found in the 1970s recently revealed major clues. » 10/20/11 2:30pm 10/20/11 2:30pm