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Fossil find: New Pterosaur found near Dinosaur National Monument

Pterrorizing Vernal, Utah like it’s 210 million years ago.

There’s more reason to make the voyage toward Vernal, Utah — and to be glad you weren’t doing so 210 million years ago.


North American Mammoths May Have Been a Single Species

From the tundra of Alaska to the plains of central Mexico, from islands off California to the Atlantic coastline, mammoths trumpeted and bellowed across North America. Paleontologists traditionally have divided all these Ice Age pachyderms into at least three species—and perhaps as many as four or five. This division was based on differences in teeth and bone. But these aren’t the only clues; mammoths also left remnants of their genes, and this DNA tells a different story. Where there were once multiple mammoths, there may have only been one.


Earthquake report spurs retrofitting in Utah, Nevada

A new report raising the likelihood of a destructive earthquake striking Salt Lake City in the next half century has underscored the urgency to retrofit more than 30,000 older brick homes and other unreinforced buildings at high risk of collapsing.