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Posts tagged paleontology

April 6, 2010



Which Whale Came First, Meat-Eating Or Plant-Eating One?

Scientists have always struggled with this riddle...however, new research is giving some clues to the answer.

December 22, 2009



Wimpy Bite Of The Saber Toothed Cat

You may be surprised to learn that the sabercat's bite is not as strong as the modern big cat.

December 16, 2009



Dinosaur Cancer

Find out which specific type of dinosaur suffered from cancer.

November 30, 2009



Prehistoric Runways

What are prehistoric runways and why are they so important?

October 14, 2009


Skeleton of Smilodon, or a sabre-toothed cat

Social Saber-Toothed Cats

Were saber-toothed cats social animals compared to other social predators?

April 29, 2008


Humpback whale breaching

A Whale of Evolution

Whales must have evolved from some other larger, ancient creature, right? However, sometimes evolution takes unexpected twists.

March 4, 2008


T-Rex Roaring

Pregnant Teenage Dinosaurs

Until very recently, humans tended to reproduce before reaching full adult maturity, as did the dinosaurs. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 12, 2008


Erupting Volcano

Extinction by Volcano?

Do you know how the dinosaurs went extinct? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 31, 2006


a Amborella trichopoda flower

The First Flowers

There is nothing more emblematic of spring and summer than flowers, but why do plants have flowers, and how did they evolve?

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