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Apr 24, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Many pterodactyls, such as the ones depicted in Jurassic Park, were huge, but the dino-era airborne beasts evolved from a tiny flying reptile. Continue reading →
Apr 16, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Sharks have been on Earth for ages, but today's sharks turn out to have leaner, meaner bodies than those of extinct sharks.
Apr 16, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Which came first: carnivores or herbivores? A newly discovered tiny meat eater answers that questions and more. Continue reading →
Apr 9, 2014 07:35 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
An extinct marsupial hunter only the size of a fox may have hunted prey larger than itself.
Feb 12, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A fossil freezes in time the moment when a reptile that lived before dinosaurs gave birth. Continue reading →
Feb 7, 2014 05:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A pre-Dino Era carnivore could literally bite off more than it could chew thanks to its serrated "steak knife" teeth. Continue reading →
Feb 6, 2014 11:27 AM ET // Tim Wall
Five million years ago, before the Ice Ages, strange mammals resided along the Pacific coast near modern San Francisco. Continue reading →
Jan 23, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A canine cancer originated in a prehistoric inbred dog, which led to the spread of the disease all around the globe. Continue reading →
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