Octopus ancestors lived before era of dinosaurs, study showsMarch 8, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found the oldest known ancestor of octopuses – an approximately 330 million-year-old fossil unearthed in Montana.
The researchers concluded the ancient creature lived millions of years earlier than previously believed, meaning that octopuses originated before the era of dinosaurs.
Ancient crab fossil found on Assateague IslandDecember 6, 2021 GMT
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The National Parks Service has confirmed the discovery of an ancient crab fossil found along the shores of Assateague Island National Seashore.
Sharon Conn, a visitor to the area, found the fossil in early October on the Virginia portion of Assateague Island.
Chafin honored for volunteer service in WashingtonMay 6, 2018 GMT
Gracey Chafin, 11, of Graniteville, recently was honored for her outstanding volunteer service during the 23rd annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in Washington, D.C.
Experts: Early settlers and slaves were in unmarked gravesDecember 5, 2017 GMT
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — An archaeologist has uncovered the graves of some of Delaware's earliest settlers. They include the state's earliest known grave site of African Americans.
The News Journal in Wilmington reported Tuesday that the unmarked graves were found in 2014 on a former plantation near Rehoboth Beach.
Koch gives Smithsonian $35M for new dinosaur hallMay 3, 2012 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — An energy businessman is donating a record $35 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to build a new dinosaur hall on the National Mall, the museum complex announced Thursday.