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May 19, 2011

 

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Was There An Extinction Refuge For Animals?

How did some animals manage to survive the extinction?

April 29, 2011

 

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Coal May Have Contributed To Mass Extinction

Canadian researchers have found evidence that coal may have contributed to the disaster that killed off the dinosaurs.

January 19, 2011

 

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How Hawthorns Helped Create An Ecological Balance

History can explain why plants and animals look the way they do today.

December 27, 2010

 

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Genetic Poker: Why Inbreeding Is A Danger

Humans must learn about the dangers of inbreeding before it's too late.

August 24, 2009

 

A river dolphin out of water

Rare And Unusual River Dolphins

Contrary to popular belief, some dolphins find habitat in river waters.

May 29, 2009

 

Man examining a Moa skeleton

Moa Treasure

Scientist are studying the extinct giant moa bird and its environment. Find out what kinds of artifacts they are searching for to help their study!

November 26, 2008

 

Storm Waves

Killer Seas

Most people know about the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, but did you know there have been about twenty-three mass extinctions since life began on earth?

October 2, 2008

 

Oil covered plain

Dinosaur Oil Crisis

There's some new evidence that a giant oil fire might have had something to do with the dinosaurs' demise. Find out more on today's "Moment of Science."

March 31, 2005

 

Genetic Poker

Inbreeding is the term used when animals mate with their relatives. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2004

 

The Ancestry Of Snakes

Where did snakes lose their limbs? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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