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  • This is an artist's reconstruction of the Zanda fauna from the Pliocene about 5-2.5 million years ago. (Artist: Julie Selan)
    New discoveries show Tibet was the source of Ice Age fauna
    The high altitude environments of the Tibetan Plateau and other regions of the Himalayan Mountains may have been the evolutionary proving ground for adaptation of fauna that lived during the Ice Age. Fossils discovered by an international team of...
  • Bee fossils clues to Ice Age climate
    Bee fossils clues to Ice Age climate
    Clues about the climate during the Ice Age have been found from leafcutter bee fossils in the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in Southern California near Los Angeles. The conclusion is that it was warmer and wetter in the region at one time than it is...
  • Ice Age Surprise: Ancient mammoth tusk discovered at Seattle construction site
    Ice Age surprise: Ancient mammoth tusk discovered at Seattle construction site
    An animal who starred in a popular family film - and was last seen on earth 10,000 years ago - has re-emerged at a Seattle construction site. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, KOMO 4 News reported that an ancient mammoth tusk was discovered yesterday at a...
  • Visit mastodons and mammoths at the Indiana State Museum
    Visit mastodons and mammoths at the Indiana State Museum
    The Indiana State Museum in White River State Park in Indianapolis opened a fascinating exhibit in November, 2013. Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons presents the life and times of these magnificent creatures that roamed Indiana...
  • Woolly mammoth
    Archaeologists to excavate Ice Age site in Florida with early human remains
    Archaeologists are set to excavate anew a controversial site in Florida over 13,000 years old that may indicate mankind has been in North America longer than is accepted by mainstream scholarship. The site at Vero Beach was ignored for years...
  • Ice Age 2013
    Ice Age 2013 at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
    The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is gearing up to launch Ice Age 2013: A Winter Event of Prehistoric Proportions starting Saturday, November 30, 2013.The weekend-only event runs every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 through January 5...
  • Scissors
    Track splitting : that thing John Powell does
    British composer John Powell does a number of things, most of them breathtaking and astounding. One of them is a penchant for very long uninterrupted tracks, very much like James Horner and his mentor Hans Zimmer. But he does something a little...
  • First Families of Virginia
    The first families of Virginia
    What started as an informal discussion with this writer's granddaughter a few weeks ago prompted the creation of this article.An aspiring freshman at Longwood College, Catheryneloves history as much as this examiner. A long and convoluted...
  • DNA
    Can we bring the extinct back?
    Bringing dead animals back to life like in “Encino Man” or “Jurassic Park” sounds impossible but right now scientists have been able to sequence much of the genome of the extinct Siberian mammoth. Only tiny fragments of DNA...
  • The Ice Age : Volcanic activity caused the rapid cooling of earth's atmosphere
    The Ice Age : Volcanic activity caused the rapid cooling of earth's atmosphere
    There is over 10,000 extinct volcanoes in the world today. This includes sea mounts under the ocean. There is still some active and dormant volcanoes too. At one time the extinct volcanoes were aqctive. If these volcanoes were all active at the...
  • climate change
    Democrats: Climate change could force women into prostitution
    Climate Change will also cause "poor reproductive health," (aka: no abortions)Due to climate change, certain Congressional Democrats are warning that the lack of food and water could cause poor women into the clutches ofprostitutionand...
  • Ice Age hunters
    When humans first came to the Appalachians
    Part ThreeThe Native American history of the Appalachian MountainsFor at least a decade a war has been raging in academia. The four largest armies are those that believe Asiatic people first walked to America around 13,500 years ago across a land...
  • Global Temperatures throughout the Holocene period
    Global temperatures hit 4000-year high, rate of increase fastest in 11,000 years
    A new study published Mar. 8 in the journal Science reports that global surface temperatures are now the hottest that they have been in the last 4,000 years, with the rate at which they are rising being the fastest seen in over 11,000 years. The...
  • Blizzard from "Ice Age"
    Blizzard from 'Ice Age' stops creatures with flying from attacking twice (Photos)
    Blizzard is a rare green enchantment from Wizards of the Coast's first true stand alone "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set "Ice Age."Blizzard - GGEnchantment (Rare)Cast Blizzard only if you control a snow land.Cumulative...
  • 'Epic' coming to theaters in May
    Blue Sky brings 'Epic' to the animation genre in May (trailer)
    Based on the book written by William Joyce, “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs,” a new animated film is headed for theaters. Blue Sky offers “Epic,” as they open their doors to enter the world of animated fantasy once...