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Posts tagged paleontology

December 22, 2009

 

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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

 

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Dinosaur Cancer

Find out which specific type of dinosaur suffered from cancer.

November 30, 2009

 

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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?

June 15, 2008

 

A Goose looking down in the grass showing his teeth

Bird Teeth

Have you ever wondered or asked yourself the question if birds have teeth or

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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