• Ancient protein discovered in fossilized shells from Chesapeake Bay

    WASHINGTON – Local scientists have made a discovery that may lead researchers world-wide to examine fossils in a new way. A colorful species of mollusk collected at Calvert Cliffs, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay contains…

  • Smithsonian museum hosts National Fossil Day in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is celebrating National Fossil Day with about 400 children who will become “junior paleontologists” for the day. The museum is hosting a series of events…

  • Scientists dig for fossils in LA a century later

    Surrounded by a gooey graveyard of prehistoric beasts, a small
    crew diligently wades through a backlog of fossil finds from a century of
    excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of Los Angeles.