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October 19, 2015

 

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Ancient Feathers in Amber

Archaeologists discover dinosaur feathers preserved in amber, confirming once and for all feathery dino theories.

July 28, 2015

 

Macrauchenia   

Riddle: I've got the body of a humpless camel, the feet of a rhinoceros, and a snorkel‑like nose half as long as an elephant. What am I?

May 21, 2015

 

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Nidelric Pugio and the Lost World of the Cambrian

Archaeologists discover a fossil 300 million years older than the dinosaurs!

February 12, 2015

 

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Fossilized Poop

Fossilized animal poop provides a key to unlocking the mysteries surrounding the lives of extinct and elusive animals.

January 21, 2015

 

Life proves resilient.

Recovering from the Great Extinction

Following the Permian mass extinction, the surviving species rapidly diversified.

January 15, 2015

 

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The Real Bigfoot

Bigfoot is the stuff of make-believe, but Giganto was real, and was more menacing than the mythic monster.

October 22, 2014

 

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Fossil Find Solves a Double Mystery

Scientists link mysterious ice-cream cone shaped fossils to Hallucigenia, a spiny, soft-bodied creature from 500 million years ago.

September 9, 2014

 

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Wisconsin Jellyfish

Jellyfish turn up in the unlikeliest of places...a Wisconsin sandstone quarry.

September 8, 2014

 

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Prototaxites: Giant Fungus

Long before animals roamed the earth, Prototaxites existed—a twenty-foot organism that some scientists classify as a giant fungus.

July 31, 2014

 

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Inbred Mammoths

Did climate change wipe out the wooly mammoth? The fossil record may tell a different story of the mammoth's demise.

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