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  • Back to the future

    A long time ago, the earth warmed considerably; now, scientists study fossils to find out what happened – and what it might mean for us today.

  • Budget cuts bury paleontologists

    The new superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument in Jensen, Utah, plans to cut nine positions in the paleontology department and hand over future scientific work to private contractors, much to the outrage of the scientific community.

  • Dinosaur bones and dastardly deeds

    Douglas Preston’s fast-moving thriller Tyrannosaur Canyon is perfect summer escape reading for anyone who loves adventure, intrigue and romance – especially served up with dinosaur fossils

  • Dinosaur bones have really increased in price

    Rock shop owner Lin Ottinger in his own words on fossil hunting.

  • Dinosaur tracks on a desert shore

    When drought shrank Lake Powell this summer, paleontologist Martin Lockley went to work scouring the shoreline for newly revealed rare dinosaur tracks in the sandstone

  • Everyday objects and extraordinary journeys

    In Visible Bones: Journeys Across Time in the Columbia River Country, Northwestern writer Jack Nisbet follows the Columbia River and its inhabitants across time

  • Fossils are being destroyed by people who are loving them to death

    Archaeologist Bruce Louthan in his own words on fossil looting.

  • I was a sheep rancher in western Wyoming

    Rick Hebdon in his own words on digging fossils.

  • One big bighorn

    The National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center in Dubois, Wyo., will display the skull of the biggest bighorn ever known, a 15,000- to 22,000-year-old relic.

  • People respond to owning a piece of the earth's crust

    Buying a personal dinosaur has never been easier, whether through art-work, auctions or the Internet.

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