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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Sex Is 385 Million Years Old, and It Looked Like Square Dancing
A very unusual sex scene takes place about 385 million years ago, as two tiny Microbrachius fish hook up.
October 22nd, 2014
Sex is older than anyone had ever known. New research reveals that 385 million-year-old fish did the deed — and they may have invented copulation as much as 430 million years ago.
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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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Photos: The Common Tenrec of Madagascar
A pregnant common tenrec.
October 22nd, 2014
A shrewlike mammal that lives in the forests of Madagascar is a living fossil of sorts. The creature can hibernate for nine hours straight.
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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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Ancient Finned Predator Feasted on Sharks
Illustration of Dimetrodon Battle
October 22nd, 2014
During the early Permian, carnivores greatly outnumbered herbivores on land, so top predator Dimetrodon supplemented its diet by hunting sharks.
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