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New Dinosaur Triceratops Relative
2013-07-17 14:28:22

Paleontologist say they have discovered the fossil of a massive new relative of Triceratops in Utah. The 2-ton, 15-foot long Nasutoceratops titusi had the familiar bony frill at the base of its skull, an oversized nose and horns that curved out and forward like a steer's.

2008-09-25 09:00:30

By Lee Davidson Deseret News A pro-energy development group is calling for Congress to investigate possible illegal coordination between an arm of the Interior Department and lobbyists for environmental groups. Rep.

2008-08-07 09:00:29

Officials are lifting some fire restrictions in southern Utah and northern Arizona after monsoon rainfall has reduced the threat of wildfires. As of Friday, visitors will be allowed to build campfires and use charcoal grills in the Color Country area.

2008-07-12 06:00:00

An aging American Indian with rotting teeth and arthritic joints sat down and died in the Utah desert outside Escalante with a musket, ammunition and a bucket.

2008-07-05 06:00:12

By Mark Havnes, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 5--KANAB -- In the latest "National Treasure" flick, Ben Gates goes to Mount Rushmore in search of Aztec gold. In real life, Corey Shuman goes to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in search of the same thing.

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2007-10-03 15:55:00

The duck-billed dinosaur was one of the world's most imposing herbivores with as many as 800 teeth and a body that could help it knock down trees. Utah scientists have discovered one near the Arizona border that's even more threatening.

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2006-06-10 09:38:25

Government-funded archaeologists are making a push to survey ancient sites across a remote stretch of southern Utah before looters can scoop up the last artifacts.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.