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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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How the Squid Lost Its Shell
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How the Squid Lost Its Shell

500 million years ago, back in the Cambrian Period, a pioneering little mollusk floated up off the ocean floor. It had developed a way to use its defensive shell for a whole new purpose — buoyancy. It turned out that

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How the Pyramids Were Built (Pyramid Science Part 2!)
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How the Pyramids Were Built (Pyramid Science Part 2!)

This episode is supported by Skillshare. Hey smart people, so a few weeks ago we made a video about the pyramids, and how, while they are pretty heckin’ impressive, we can trace the evolution of their construction and see the

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The Rise and Fall of the Bone-Crushing Dogs
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The Rise and Fall of the Bone-Crushing Dogs

Thanks to WIX for supporting PBS Digital Studios In its day, it was quite literally top dog. By some estimates, it could grow as big as a brown bear. And with its powerful jaws and stout teeth, it was not

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The Great Snake Debate
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The Great Snake Debate

90 million years ago, a stealthy predator slipped in and out of burrows that it dug in the shadows of the dinosaurs, in what would later become Argentina. Today this creature is known as Najash — named after a monstrous

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When Giant Deer Roamed Eurasia
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When Giant Deer Roamed Eurasia

It was a typical autumn day in 2018, when two fishermen set off into the waters of Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland. As they pulled up their net, they noticed something different among all the freshly caught fish: something very

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