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July 12, 2012


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Great White Sharks

Great white sharks have a reputation for being the fiercest in the sea. But are they now the ones in danger?

June 20, 2012


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What Happened To The Neanderthals?

Scientists have found evidence that by the time modern humans arrived in Europe, Neanderthals had already experienced an extinction scare.

February 6, 2012


Europe at night

When Continents Collide: The History Of Our Planet

It was one of the Earth's momentous times. Continents collided. Volcanoes erupted. Ocean currents shifted. Species ran amok.

November 22, 2011



How Do Scientists Figure Out If A Dinosaur Is A New Species?

Scientists are using bone histology to sort things out. They've already concluded that Stygimoloch, was a juvenile Pachycephalosaurus, not a new species.

October 19, 2011


earth made of clay

Global Warming: Is It Happening?

Global warming is a topic of political debate and scientific study these days. Is it happening? Scientists say the evidence is pointing in that direction.

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


coal rock

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


Hawthorn with large thorns

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.

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