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Fossil Pigments: Prehistory in Technicolour – with Maria McNamara
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Fossil Pigments: Prehistory in Technicolour – with Maria McNamara

One of the major goals of palaeontology is to bring ancient creatures to life. How did they move? What did they eat?And where did they live? We can answer questions like this using the hard bony parts of fossils and

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An Illustrated History of Dinosaurs
How Corals Hold Centuries of Ocean Climate Data
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How Corals Hold Centuries of Ocean Climate Data

>>NATHALIE GOODKIN: You can look out at a calm ocean, and it looks like nothing’s happening, but in reality, there are so many forces that are happening within that water. It’s going to change at night. It’s going to change

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The Forgotten Story of the Beardogs
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The Forgotten Story of the Beardogs

When you think of the world’s most fierce, numerous, and dominant meat-eating mammals, you probably think of animals like the big cats, or wolves, or bears. But long before any of those animals existed, there was another predator that prowled

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When Antarctica Was Green
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When Antarctica Was Green

It’s the world’s most remote and isolated continent. It’s home to glaciers, mountains, plants, and penguins, but today, Antarctica is also noteworthy for what it doesn’t have. In modern Antarctica, there aren’t any trees, or any native terrestrial mammals, reptiles,

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Were These Monsters Inspired by Fossils?
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Were These Monsters Inspired by Fossils?

Around the year 1335, a mysterious skull was recovered from a local quarry near the town of Klagenfurt, Austria…and it looked downright monstrous. For one thing, it was way larger than a human skull. And it had big teeth, a

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Is a woodlouse an insect? | Natural History Museum
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Is a woodlouse an insect? | Natural History Museum

Whether you call them pill bugs, slaters or coffin cutters, woodlice are a common sight in homes and gardens They seem like perfectly adapted land dwellers But did they have a watery past? Although they may look like insects, the

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‘Living Fossils’ Aren’t Really a Thing
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‘Living Fossils’ Aren’t Really a Thing

Thanks to Curiosity Stream for supporting PBS Digital Studios Crocodiles. Horseshoe crabs. And of course … tuatara! They’re all animals that have persisted for millions of years, said to have gone unchanged since the days of the dinosaurs. So, like,

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The Island of Huge Hamsters and Giant Owls
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The Island of Huge Hamsters and Giant Owls

Greek and Roman mythology is full of stories about exotic islands that were home to weird and fearsome monsters — like one-eyed ogres, seductive sirens, and man-eating giants. And I’m here to tell you: Back in the late Miocene epoch,

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STEMinar Series: Behind Easter Island’s Moai Statues with Dale F. Simpson, Jr.
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STEMinar Series: Behind Easter Island’s Moai Statues with Dale F. Simpson, Jr.

What up everybody? How we doing today? Wait, a little louder. What? Yeah, I like your attitude that’s where we need to be. Well first up, I’d like to thank STEMcon for having us today. I always say us because

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