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September 23, 2011

 

Red dragonfly at rest

Mosquitoes, Beware! Dragonflies Are In The Air!

Dragonflies, carnivorous insects with amazing hunting abilities, will hunt their prey in swarms.

June 24, 2010

 

fin

From Fins To Feet

Scientists are connecting the dots in the evolutionary journey from sea to soil.

February 16, 2009

 

Assorted color toothpicks

Prehistoric Toothpicks

Fossil teeth are the most durable remnants that anthropologists work with, and some of these ancient teeth display a curious set of grooves.

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

November 27, 2007

 

Close up of dragonfly

Five-Foot Insects

Did you know that three hundred million years ago the earth was swarming with giant insects? How did insects get so small today?

September 27, 2003

 

Dogs of the Orient

Until recently, scientists believed that domestic dogs originated in the Middle East. But reports suggest that almost all domestic dogs began in East Asia as the offspring of three lineages. Virtually all domesticated dogs in the United States descend from dogs brought over by ancient people that crossed the Bering land bridge from Asia to North America.

September 27, 2003

 

Prehistoric Toothpicks

Early stone tools, like knives and scrapers, are easy for anthropologists to learn about because these items are still around. Even after two million years, a chipped stone tool is still going to be there when you dig it up.

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