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Ancient Giant Isopods Love Eating Alligators
They've been around for 200 million years and they've developed a ta…
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Neanderthals and Woolly Mammoths Shared Genes
New research finds that the two ice-age mammals shared more than jus…
24 Amazing Animals That Are Almost Extinct

It's not too late, but the future looks bleak for these species.

Ancient Crocodile Resembles Dolphin More Than Croc
Jurassic fossil provides new insights about how ancient crocodiles e…
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Ancient Pacific Whales Lived On Land Like Rhinos

They also used their tails in the water like beavers.

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The Annihilation Event That Killed The Dinosaurs Left This Diverse Graveyard Trapped in Time

It's the first known graveyard associated with the apocaylptic event, called the K-T boundary.

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A Whale Washed Up on a Beach with 88 Pounds of Plastic in Its Stomach

This is a symptom of the increasing amount of plastic clogging up their oceans.

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Some Humans Can Detect the Earth's Magnetic Field

Only in very, very specific circumstances, but the data shows it is possible.

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Scientists Spot Mysterious Unknown Breed of Killer Whales

The Type D whale might be a whole new type of orca. Finding them was hard.

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Scientists Figured Out How To Make Mice See in Infrared

An injection into the retinas allowed mice to see new wavelengths for 10 weeks.

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Study: Horseshoe Crabs Really Are Arachnids, Just Like Spiders

One of the weirdest creatures in the sea finds a new genomic home.

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Scientists Finally Solved a Mystery About What This Bizarre 480-Million-Year-Old Creature Is

The stylophoran was weird. At long last, scientists know how to classify it.

Wee Rex? Meet a Tiny Ancestor of the Fearsome T. Rex
Moros intrepidus is a distant relative that lived millions of years before the first T. Rex was born, and tells scientists how Tyrannos…
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Scientists Are Testing a Way to Exterminate Mosquitoes for Good

Gene editing is still new science, so a group of researchers built a high-security lab to test its effects on mosquitoes.


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