Scott Sampson

Aug. 23, 2013

Rebooting Science Museums for the 21st Century

Science museums aren't just dioramas and dusty skeletons anymore.

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Aug. 02, 2013

Meet Nasutoceratops: Big-Nose Horned Face

Researchers dug up a new relative of Triceratops in the Utah desert. Its distinction? A huge nose.

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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