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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



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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