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Nov 12, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
As human civilization drives more animals to extinction, extreme sizes will likely become the new norm.
Nov 12, 2015 11:36 AM ET
We have the whole dinosaur extinction thing figured out, right? A big rock smashed into Earth and wiped them all out. But an NYU geophysicist wonders what sent the rock Earth's way in the first place and pins the deadly event on a novel culprit.
Jun 19, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The sixth mass extinction on Earth is upon us, confirms an extensive new study. Here are just a handful of its victims.
Aug 5, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Venezuela's first-known dinosaur provides some of the earliest evidence that at least some dinosaurs lived in herds.
May 22, 2014 01:11 PM ET
Its name might be a tongue-twister, but Leikupal Laticauda has vaulted into the upper reaches of dinosaur stardom. Why? Because it lived after almost nothing else did.
Feb 26, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Laura Poppick, LiveScience
Dozens of fossilized whales, seals and other marine animals have been discovered piled up in an ancient tidal flat in northern Chile.
Oct 30, 2013 11:25 AM ET // AFP
The species actually survived the mass extinction event of 250 million years ago and lived another 120 million years.
Apr 29, 2013 03:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Ten million years after the largest mass extinction, a lineage of animals thought to have led to dinosaurs took hold in Tanzania and Zambia.
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