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Help! I'm Stuck In Voicemail Hell

Janie Emaus | Posted 08.30.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Remember when you could pick up the phone, dial 411 and get a real live person, someone like Ernestine from Laugh-In? Back in those pre-cell phone days. Pre-caller ID. Pre-answering machines. Prehistoric, if you ask today's younger generation.

Artifacts Suggest Lethal Weapons Predated Homo Sapiens

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.15.2012 | Science

NEW YORK -- Scientists say they've found evidence that stone tips for spears were made much earlier than thought, maybe even created by an earlier anc...

Fisherman Makes Surprising 'Catch'

Posted 10.05.2012 | Science

Davy Villanueva hoped the fish would be biting when he went out to the San Antonio River a few weeks ago, but he never imagined he'd see a tooth bigge...

Ancient 'Super-Croc' Had Strange Eating Strategy, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 10.04.2012 | Science

New research by scientists at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland reveals that prehistoric crocodiles--long thought to be practically unchanged fr...

What Bone Study Says About Prehistoric Cannibalism

| Posted 02.14.2013 | Science

By Kate Wong BORDEAUX—Mealtime in Gough’s cave in Somerset, England, 14,700 years ago, was not for the faint of heart. Humans were on the menu, ...

Ancient Beast Unearthed On Island Was Smallest Of Its Type

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/08/2012 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience The smallest dwarf mammoth, standing at under 4 feet...

Prehistoric Camel Was Bizarre Beast, Newly Unearthed Fossils Show

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 03.16.2012 | Science

MIAMI -- Researchers scratching in the sediment during the historic expansion of the Panama Canal say they have discovered the fossils of a small came...

Woolly Mammoth Allegedly Caught On Video In Siberia

Posted 02.09.2012 | Weird News

A woolly mammoth has reportedly been seen and videotaped in Siberia, offering irrefutable proof that the giant hairy prehistoric elephants -- believed...

Dinosaur Nursery Discovery

Posted 01.24.2012 | Science

By Charles Choi (Click here for original.) Tiny prints from baby dinosaurs dot the oldest dino nesting site found to date, a 190-million-year-o...

The Wrong Stuff

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.04.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

"You're not qualified to have adult children if you don't have a basement," Tim said. "Where are they going to put their stuff?" "In the garage," I replied.

WATCH: Werner Herzog On Cave Art

Posted 06.25.2011 | Arts

Werner Herzog's new film, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," examines some of the first traces of human culture. In the documentary, the prolific German dire...

Squished Deer Brains With Bare Hands For Research

USA Today | Carol Memmott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On Oct. 6, the series will be released for the first time as e-books; paperback editions will be reissued with new covers next spring; and on March 29...

Ancient DNA Recreates Extinct Bird's Feathers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Australian and New Zealand scientists have used prehistoric feathers to help map the color of giant extinct birds and ...

A Preposterous Pre-Digital Primer

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

In the days before the internet, how did out-of-town journalists transmit typewritten stories to their editors? They folded the stories into paper airplanes and hurled them out of hotel windows.