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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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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8-Legged Beasts: Incredible Spider Photos from Live Science Readers
Elvis jumping spider
October 21st, 2014
Spiders — whether you abhor them or adore them, you certainly can't ignore them. We asked our readers to send us their coolest arachnid photos, and they happily obliged.
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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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Did Mammals Sleep Through Cosmic Impact That Ended Dinosaurs?
A common tenrec in a forest in Madagascar.
October 22nd, 2014
A shrewlike creature in Madagascar that can hibernate for at least nine months of the year without waking may help reveal how mammals survived the cataclysm that ended the age of dinosaurs, researchers suggest.
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