Swimming Mammoths Beat Humans to California
An intact pygmy mammoth skeleton, channel islands
October 23rd, 2014
A fossil tusk rescued from the sea proves mammoths swam to Southern California's Channel Islands much earlier than thought, and they beat humans there.
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Photos: Amazing Shots from 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' Contest
Hummingbird, photo contest
October 23rd, 2014
A striking black-and-white photo of lions took first prize at the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, but the international panel of judges awarded a handful of other gifted artists of all ages.
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Solved: When Earth's Largest Shark Disappeared
Megalodon Fighting Titanoboa
October 22nd, 2014
A new study of fossil records estimates that the 60-foot-long (18 meters) Megalodon shark went extinct 2.6 million years ago.
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Photos: First Sex Revealed in Fossilized, Square-Dancing Fish
A very unusual sex scene takes place about 385 million years ago, as two tiny Microbrachius fish hook up.
October 22nd, 2014
The first animals to have sex were tiny armored fish called microbrachius that copulated some 385 million years ago in a square-dancing type maneuver.
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Incredible Photo of Lazing Lions Wins Wildlife Photography Contest
Photo contest lion photo
October 23rd, 2014
A stunning black-and-white photo of five lionesses relaxing with their cubs in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park has taken the top prize at the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, held this week at London's Natural History Museum.
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Thieving Chimps Caught Raiding Crops at Night (Video)
Chimp stealing food
October 22nd, 2014
Groups of roving chimpanzees were caught red-handed stealing crops from farmers in Uganda at night by hidden camera traps.
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Wacky Humpbacked Dinosaur Looked Like 'Star Wars' Creature
deinocheirus mirificus illustration
October 22nd, 2014
A duck-billed, humpback, ostrichlike dinosaur has been unearthed in Mongolia at a site illegally excavated by poachers.
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