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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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This Face Changes the Human Story
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This Face Changes the Human Story

You immediately descend into the mouth of a cave…We suit up, we put harnesses on and we clip into some safety ropes and then we’re climbing this knife edge of rock. It goes about 20 meters up and so if

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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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When Whales Walked
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When Whales Walked

This episode is supported by The Great Courses Plus. We know whales as graceful giants. Some are powerful hunters. Some are gentle filter feeders. But no matter what they eat or how they live, whales — as we know them

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How Sloths Went From the Seas to the Trees
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How Sloths Went From the Seas to the Trees

8 million years ago, off the coast of Peru, a large mammal used its powerful claws to pull itself along the ocean floor, holding fast against the waves as it foraged for seagrass. 5 million years ago, a similar creature

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Mary Anning – Princess of Paleontology – Extra History
The Fantastical Art of Brandon S. Pilcher, 2018-2019
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The Fantastical Art of Brandon S. Pilcher, 2018-2019

Tyrannosaurus v.s. Triceratops Acrocanthosaurus Albertosaurus Allosaurus v.s. Stegosaurus Early Hominin Ankylosaurus Apidima 1 (Early Homo sapiens) Brontosaurus Cretaceous Canopy Ceratosaurus Deinotherium Shonisaurus Tyrannosaurus rex at night Early Native American Iguanodon Kamuysaurus Paradise Lost Probed by Another World Raptors on the

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