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December 26, 2016

 

A Tasmanian Devil (with mostly black fur with a white streak on its chest) is looking to the left of the camera.

A Newly Discovered Flesh-Eating Marsupial

Whollydooleya tomnpatrichorum is an extinct, hypercarnivore marsupial that was only recently discovered.

July 17, 2013

 

Archaeopteryx fossil

Fossil Discovery Clarifies The Evolution Of Birds

New fossils unearthed in China cast light on the evolution of today's fliers.

February 27, 2012

 

a fossil of a Plesiosaur at the Natural History Museum

Plesiosaurs

Is there still such a thing as a plesiosaur? What do we know about them?

October 24, 2011

 

Stegoceras

Why Did The Stegoceras Dinosaur Have A Domed Head?

At six feet in length, this two legged plant eater was about the size of a large dog with a strange domed head.

October 2, 2010

 

penguin_feet

What’s Red, Grey, Scaly And Has Feathers?

This description sure doesn't sound like the penguin we know today, but it is actually one of its great ancestors!

May 5, 2009

 

A sea turtle swims near the ocean floor as a scuba diver looks on.

How Did Turtles Get Their Shells?

We may never know if the chicken or the egg came first, but scientists have discovered a fossil that sheds light on how turtles got their shells.

October 18, 2006

 

illustration of Hagryphus

Dinosaur Turkey!

It would take a lot of stuffing to fill this Jurassic turkey.

May 3, 2005

 

Time Machine Adventures: The Pits

Are you familiar with the La Brea Tar Pits? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 10, 2005

 

Did Dinosaurs Parent?

Did dinosaurs take an interest in parenting? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 11, 2003

 

What’s a Fly Doing in Antarctica?

What's a fly doing in Antarctica? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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