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Posts tagged South America

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.

August 16, 2010

 

Kangaroo jumping during sunset

Marsupials May Not Have Originated In Australia

When you think of marsupials, like wallabies and kangaroos, you might believe them to be natives of Australia. But new evidence suggests that is unlikely.

February 7, 2006

 

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Poisonous Birds

In the early 1990's, ornithologists were stunned to learn about the discovery of poisonous birds.

September 2, 2004

 

Carnivorous Bees

Where in the world are there bees that couldn't care less about flowers, but sure love to sink their mouths into dead animal carcasses?

December 11, 2003

 

What’s a Fly Doing in Antarctica?

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

September 27, 2003

 

Ye Olde El Nino

Everybody is familiar with El Nino these days. So how come you only hear about it in our lifetimes? Where was El Nino in the Middle Ages?

September 27, 2003

 

Bonnie Over the Ocean?

The song says that Bonnie lies over the ocean, but it also says that she lies over the sea. Based on these lyrics, where is Bonnie? In the song, the words “ocean” and “sea” are used interchangeably to mean any large body of salty water.

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