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  • 12:48 The Genes We Lost Along the Way

    The Genes We Lost Along the Way

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    Our DNA holds thousands of dead genes and weve only just begun to unravel their stories. But one thing is already clear: were not just defined by the genes that weve gained over the course of our evolution, but also by the genes that weve lost along the w

  • 10:00 How Humans Became (Mostly) Right-Handed

    How Humans Became (Mostly) Right-Handed

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    Thank you for The Great Courses Plus for Supporting PBS. To learn more and try The Great Course pulse click, http://ow.ly/m3ap30rzWfP.No other placental mammal that we know of prefers one side of the body so consistently, not even our closest primate rela

  • 08:33 When the Rainforests Collapsed

    When the Rainforests Collapsed

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    Check out Animal Wonders! https://youtu.be/tyK21xUnGrkThe Carboniferous Rainforest Collapse set the stage for a takeover that would be a crucial turning point in the history of terrestrial animal life. If it werent for that time when the rainforests colla

  • 10:39 How Ancient Art Captured Australian Megafauna

    How Ancient Art Captured Australian Megafauna

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    Check out Self-Evident on PBS Voices: https://youtu.be/B6QeZ07FaggBeneath layers of rock art are drawings of animals SO strange that, for a long time, some anthropologists thought they could only have been imagined. But what if these animals really had ex

  • 09:31 The Two Viruses That Weve Had For Millions of Years

    The Two Viruses That Weve Had For Millions of Years

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    Theres one kind of herpesvirus thats specific to one species of primate, and each virus split off from the herpesvirus family tree when the primate split off from its own tree. But of course, humans are a special kind of primate.Here are the two studies w

  • 11:31 When a Billion Years Disappeared

    When a Billion Years Disappeared

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    In some places, the rocks below the Great Unconformity are about 1.2 billion years older than those above it. This missing chapter in Earths history might be linked to a fracturing supercontinent, out-of-control glaciers, and maybe the diversification of

  • 08:40 What Happened to the World's Biggest Beaver?

    What Happened to the World's Biggest Beaver?

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    Check out Animal Wonders and Huckleberry! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONb2FVNe-7o&list=PL2Ol2gat902eYrXakcgw0FSS86fF0Ix6W&index=1Its important to us that you understand how big this beaver was. Just like modern beavers, it was semiaquatic -- it lived

  • 10:07 The Pandemic That Lasted 15 Million Years

    The Pandemic That Lasted 15 Million Years

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    Our DNA holds evidence of a huge, ancient pandemic, one that touched many different species, spanned the globe, and lasted for more than 15 million years.The paper we discuss throughout the episode:Diehl, W., Patel, N., Halm, K. and Johnson, W., 2016. Tra

  • 11:03 The Reign of the Hell Ants

    The Reign of the Hell Ants

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    This ancient species had the same six legs and segmented body that wed recognize from an ant today. But it also had a huge, scythe-like jaw and a horn coming out of its head. This bizarre predator belonged to a group known as hell ants. But theyre gone no

  • 09:35 When Lizards Took Over the World

    When Lizards Took Over the World

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    Check out Overview! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnOajuolHWI Lizards are incredibly widespread and diverse but it took them a long time to get to where they are now. Because they used to face some pretty stiff competition from a group of lizard look-al

  • 11:01 When the Earth Suddenly Stopped Warming

    When the Earth Suddenly Stopped Warming

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    For decades, scientists have been studying the cause of the Younger Dryas, and trying to figure out if something like it could happen again. And it turns out that what caused this event is the subject of a heated debate.Thanks to these wonderful paleoarti

  • 11:03 The Triassic Reptile With "Two Faces"

    The Triassic Reptile With "Two Faces"

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    Figuring out what this creatures face actually looked like would take paleontologists years. But understanding this weird animal can help us shine a light on at least one way for ecosystems to bounce back from even the worst mass extinction.Thanks to Ceri

  • 12:21 How Humans Lost Their Fur

    How Humans Lost Their Fur

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    Were the only primate without a coat of thick fur. It turns out that this small change in our appearance has had huge consequences for our ability to regulate our body temperature, and ultimately, it helped shape the evolution of our entire lineage.Thank

  • 08:36 The Rise and Fall of the Tallest Mammal to Walk the Earth

    The Rise and Fall of the Tallest Mammal to Walk the Earth

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    It arose from rhino ancestors that were a lot smaller, but Paraceratherium would take a different evolutionary path. Believe it or not, it actually became so big that it probably got close to what scientists think might be the actual upper limit for a lan

  • 10:06 How Plankton Created A Bizarre Giant of the Seas

    How Plankton Created A Bizarre Giant of the Seas

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    Check out Bizarre Beasts! https://youtu.be/DtufV5JZLW4At more than 2 meters long, Aegirocassis was not only the biggest radiodont ever, but it also may have been the biggest animal in the Early Ordovician. This bizarre marine giant may have only been poss

  • 10:30 How Plants Caused the First Mass Extinction

    How Plants Caused the First Mass Extinction

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    Check out Journey to the Microcosmos: https://youtube.com/microcosmosIn the middle of the Cambrian, life on land was about to get a little more crowded. And those newcomers would end up changing the world. The arrival of plants on land would make the worl

  • 09:55 How Dogs (Eventually) Became Our Best Friends

    How Dogs (Eventually) Became Our Best Friends

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    Were still figuring out the details, but most scientists agree that it took thousands of years of interactions to develop our deep bond with dogs. When did they first become domesticated? Where did this happen? And what did the process look like, in terms

  • 09:14 How the Egg Came First

    How the Egg Came First

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    The story of the egg spans millions of years, from the first vertebrates that dared to venture onto land to todays mammals, including the platypus, and of course birds. Like chickens? Were here to tell you: The egg came first.Thanks to Fabrizio de Rossi f

  • 11:40 When Penguins Went From The Sky To The Sea

    When Penguins Went From The Sky To The Sea

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    Thank you for The Great Courses Plus for supporting PBS. To learn more click http://ow.ly/DIED30qpmFaToday, we think of penguins as small-ish, waddling, tuxedo-birds. But they evolved from a flying ancestor, were actual giants for millions of years, and s

  • 08:35 When the Sahara Was Green

    When the Sahara Was Green

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    Check out Antarctic Extremes on PBS Terra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvRAuy1ZmTcThe climate of the Sahara was completely different thousands of years ago. And were not talking about just a few years of extra rain. Were talking about a climate that w

  • 08:05 How a Hot Planet Created the World's Biggest Snake

    How a Hot Planet Created the World's Biggest Snake

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    About 59 million years ago, the largest animal lurking in the ancient forests of Colombia by far was Titanoboa - the largest snake ever known. Its only been in the past few years that weve put together the many pieces of this puzzling creature, but it tur

  • 09:58 When Dinosaurs Chilled in the Arctic

    When Dinosaurs Chilled in the Arctic

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    All told, the Arctic in the Cretaceous Period was a rough place to live, especially in winter. And yet, the fossils of many kinds of dinosaurs have been discovered there. So how were they able to survive in this harsh environment?Thanks to Nathan E. Roger

  • 08:17 How the Walrus Got Its Tusks

    How the Walrus Got Its Tusks

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    The rise and fall of ancient walruses, and how modern ones got their tusks, is a story that spans almost 20 million years.And while there are parts of the story that were still trying to figure out, it looks like tusks didnt have anything to do with how o

  • 07:25 The Biggest Frog that Ever Lived

    The Biggest Frog that Ever Lived

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    Untangling the origins of Beelzebufo -- the giant frog that lived alongside the dinosaurs -- turns out to be one of the most bedeviling problems in the history of amphibians.Thank you to these paleoartists for allowing us to use their wonderful illustrati

  • 07:28 Why Do Things Keep Evolving Into Crabs?

    Why Do Things Keep Evolving Into Crabs?

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    Help out Eons and take the PBS Digital Studios annual survey: http://to.pbs.org/2020surveyFor some reason, animals keep evolving into things that look like crabs, independently, over and over again.What is it about the crabs form that makes it so evolutio

  • 09:31 How Ankylosaurs Got Their Clubs

    How Ankylosaurs Got Their Clubs

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    Take the PBS Digital Studios annual survey: http://to.pbs.org/2020surveyOur National Fossil Day Livestream will be on Facebook and YouTube at 8 PM ET on October 14th. Here's the link to the YouTube livestream: https://youtu.be/hW6XW1YgAlUWhile clubs are p

  • 11:13 How Plants Became Carnivores

    How Plants Became Carnivores

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    Go check out Overview on PBS Terra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHMZwaopAaIDeep Looks episode on Sundews! https://youtu.be/D4kBrsyWhS4How and why does botanical carnivory keep evolving? It turns out that when any of the basic things that most plants n

  • 09:56 The First and Last North American Primates

    The First and Last North American Primates

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    How To Vote in Every State: https://youtube.com/HowToVoteInEveryStateEarly primates not only lived in North America -- our primate family tree actually originated here! So what happened to those early relatives of ours? Thank you to these paleoartists for

  • 09:12 When Rodents Had Horns

    When Rodents Had Horns

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    These odd rodents belong to a genus known as Ceratogaulus, but theyre more commonly called horned gophers, because, you guessed it, they had horns.And it turns out the horns probably had a purpose - one that rodents would likely benefit from today.Samanth

  • 07:07 The Sea Monster from the Andes

    The Sea Monster from the Andes

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    In 1977, a farmer was plowing his field on a plateau high in the Andes mountains when he stumbled upon a giant fossilized skeleton.How did this giant marine reptile end up high in the Andes Mountains?Spanish subtitles/CC by Carlos J. Pardo De la Hoz.Thank

  • 10:39 How Earth's First, Unkillable Animals Saved the World

    How Earth's First, Unkillable Animals Saved the World

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    Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/eonsThey have survived every catastrophe and every mass extinction event that nature has thrown at them. And by being the little, filter-feeding, water-cleaning creatures that they are, sponges may have saved the

  • 08:13 How We Domesticated Cats (Twice)

    How We Domesticated Cats (Twice)

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    A 9,500 year old burial in Cyprus represents some of the oldest known evidence of human/cat companionships anywhere in the world. But when did this close relationship between humans and cats start?And how did humans help cats take over the world?Big thank

  • 09:58 The Forgotten Story of the Beardogs

    The Forgotten Story of the Beardogs

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    Because of their strange combination of bear-like and dog-like traits, theyre sometimes confusingly called the beardogs. And even though youve never met one of these animals, the beardogs are key to understanding the history of an important branch of the

  • 09:24 The Fuzzy Origins of the Giant Panda

    The Fuzzy Origins of the Giant Panda

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    To discover more go about the LEGO Ideas Tree House set go tohttps://www.lego.com/en-us/product/tree-house-21318?CMP=SOC-PBSEons21318How does a bear -- which is a member of the order Carnivora -- evolve into an herbivore? Despite how it looks, nothing abo

  • 12:34 The Giant Dinosaur That Was Missing a Body

    The Giant Dinosaur That Was Missing a Body

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    From end to end, its forelimbs alone measured an incredible 2.4 meters long and were tipped with big, comma-shaped claws. But other than its bizarre arms, very little material from this dinosaur had been found: no skull, no feet, almost nothing that could

  • 10:11 How South America Made the Marsupials

    How South America Made the Marsupials

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    Throughout the Cenozoic Era -- the era were in now -- marsupials and their metatherian relatives flourished all over South America, filling all kinds of ecological niches and radiating into forms that still thrive on other continents. Thanks to Darin Crof

  • 10:17 The Missing Link That Wasn't

    The Missing Link That Wasn't

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    The myth of the Missing Link--the idea that there must be a specimen that partly resembles an ape but also partly resembles a modern human--is persistent. But the reality is that there is no missing link in our lineage, because thats not how evolution wor

  • 09:02 The Raptor That Made Us Rethink Dinosaurs

    The Raptor That Made Us Rethink Dinosaurs

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    Get access to our quarterly livestream! http://patreon.com/eonsIn 1964, a paleontologist named John Ostrom unearthed some fascinating fossils from the mudstone of Montana. Its discovery set the stage for whats known today as the Dinosaur Renaissance, a to

  • 11:37 When Bats Took Flight

    When Bats Took Flight

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    Bats pretty much appear in the fossil record as recognizable, full-on, flying bats. And they show up on all of the continents, except Antarctica, around the same time. So where did bats come from? And which of the many weird features that bats have, showe

  • 09:05 How Pterosaurs Got Their Wings

    How Pterosaurs Got Their Wings

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    When pterosaurs first took flight, you could say that it marked the beginning of the end for the winged reptiles. Because, strangely enough, the power of flight -- and the changes that it led to -- may have ultimately led to their downfall.Thanks to Ceri

  • 10:40 When Giant Lemurs Ruled Madagascar

    When Giant Lemurs Ruled Madagascar

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    Our new pin! https://store.dftba.com/collections/all/products/eons-enamel-pinJust a few thousand years ago, the island of Madagascar was inhabited by giant lemurs. How did such a diverse group of primates evolve in the first place, and how did they help s

  • 12:14 When Antarctica Was Green

    When Antarctica Was Green

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    Help Eons out and fill out this survey! https://www.pbsresearch.org/c/r/Eons_YTvideoBefore the start of the Eocene Epoch about 56 million years ago--Antarctica was still joined to both Australia and South America. Andit turns out that a lot of what we rec

  • 08:14 The Case of the Dinosaur Egg Thief

    The Case of the Dinosaur Egg Thief

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    Check out Serving Up Science! https://youtube.com/PBSFoodPaleontologists found a small theropod dinosaur skull right on top of a nest of eggs that were believed to belong to a plant-eating dinosaur. Instead of being the nest robbers that they were origina

  • 10:28 When Hobbits Were Real

    When Hobbits Were Real

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    Thanks to Raycon wireless earphones for supporting PBS. Go to http://buyraycon.com/eons to learn more.Subscribe to Sound Field: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvMLMyKPomE6kTTL9Kv8IwwIts discoverers named it Homo floresiensis, but its often called the ho

  • 10:59 How Volcanoes Froze the Earth (Twice)

    How Volcanoes Froze the Earth (Twice)

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    Over 600 million years ago, sheets of ice coated our planet on both land and sea. How did this happen? And most importantly for us, why did the planet eventually thaw again? The evidence for Snowball Earth is written on every continent today.Thanks to Jul

  • 09:58 When Ichthyosaurs Led a Revolution in the Seas

    When Ichthyosaurs Led a Revolution in the Seas

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    The marine reptiles Ichthyosaurs arose after The Great Dying, which wiped out at least 90 percent of life in the oceans, changing the seas forever and triggering a new evolutionary arms race between predator and prey.Thank you to these paleoartists for al

  • 12:10 How Evolution Works (And How We Figured It Out)

    How Evolution Works (And How We Figured It Out)

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    Watch the Deep Time Hall livestream here:https://www.facebook.com/EonsPBS/videos/424570291712824You can set a reminder on that post to be notified when it goes live!Dont forget to check out When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time: https://www.pbs.org/tp

  • 14:36 The History of Climate Cycles (and the Woolly Rhino) Explained

    The History of Climate Cycles (and the Woolly Rhino) Explained

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    Learn more about Hack the Moon at https://wehackthemoon.comCheck out Reactionss Summer of Space video on the Northern Lights! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S_LPFOa-zsThroughout the Pleistocene Epoch, the range of the woolly rhino grew and shrank in syn

  • 08:32 The Ghostly Origins of the Big Cats

    The Ghostly Origins of the Big Cats

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    Learn more about ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/eonsAll of todays big cat species evolved less than 11 million years ago and yet their evolutionary history remains an almost total mystery. But scientists have recently discovered a major clue about

  • 12:43 When We Took Over the World

    When We Took Over the World

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    Check out Monstrum! https://www.youtube.com/monstrumpbs From our deepest origins in Africa all the way to the Americas, by looking at the fossils and archaeological materials we have been able to trace the path our ancestors took during thee short window

  • 09:08 The Croc That Ran on Hooves

    The Croc That Ran on Hooves

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    Our Pocket Shirt!: https://store.dftba.com/collections/eons/products/eons-pocket-shirt In the Eocene Epoch, there was a reptile that had teeth equipped for biting through flesh, its hind legs were a lot longer than its front legs and instead of claws, its

  • 11:16 The Mystery Behind the Biggest Bears of All Time

    The Mystery Behind the Biggest Bears of All Time

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    Our new shirt! https://store.dftba.com/products/eons-pocket-shirt The short-faced bears turned out to be remarkably adaptable, undergoing radical changes to meet the demands of two changing continents. And yet, for reasons we don’t quite understand, their

  • 12:57 When We Tamed Fire

    When We Tamed Fire

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    Our new shirt! https://store.dftba.com/products/eons-pocket-shirt The Best-Of Nature League: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZftFO1i4jNijeKInnCZXTYg9l3HVlbXl The ability to make and use fire has fundamentally changed the arc of our evolution. The

  • 11:41 When Giant Scorpions Swarmed the Seas

    When Giant Scorpions Swarmed the Seas

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    Try Audible for 30 days visit https://www.audible.com/eons or text eons to 500500! Sea scorpions thrived for 200 million years, coming in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Over time, they developed a number of adaptations--from crushing claws to flatten

  • 10:26 How 7,000 Years of Epic Floods Changed the World (w/ SciShow!)

    How 7,000 Years of Epic Floods Changed the World (w/ SciShow!)

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    Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons Check out SciShow's video on Lake Agassiz: https://youtu.be/qMVhR26NRsk Strange geologic landmarks in the Pacific Northwest are the lingering remains of a mystery that took nearly half a century t

  • 12:45 The Island of Huge Hamsters and Giant Owls

    The Island of Huge Hamsters and Giant Owls

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    Check out Sound Field: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvMLMyKPomE6kTTL9Kv8Iww Back in the late Miocene epoch, there was an island--or maybe a group of islands-- in the Mediterranean Sea that was populated with fantastic giant beasts. It’s a lesson in th

  • 08:55 The Giant Bird That Got Lost in Time

    The Giant Bird That Got Lost in Time

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    The California condor is the biggest flying bird in North America, a title that it has held since the Late Pleistocene Epoch. It's just one example of an organism that we share the planet with today that seems lost in time, out of place in our world. Than

  • 10:10 When We First Made Tools

    When We First Made Tools

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    Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons The tools made by our human ancestors may not seem like much when you compare them to the screen you’re looking at right now but their creation represents a pivotal moment in the origin of technol

  • 09:48 The Evolution of the Heart (A Love Story)

    The Evolution of the Heart (A Love Story)

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    You can check out Google's Science Journal app at https://g.co/sciencejournal In order to understand where hearts came from, we have to go back to the earliest common ancestor of everything that has a heart. It took hundreds of millions of years, and coun

  • 12:15 The Island of Shrinking Mammoths

    The Island of Shrinking Mammoths

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    You can check out Google's Science Journal app at https://g.co/sciencejournal The mammoths fossils found on the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California are much smaller than their relatives found on the mainland. They were so small that they

  • 12:22 The Humans That Lived Before Us

    The Humans That Lived Before Us

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    As more and more fossil ancestors have been found, our genus has become more and more inclusive, incorporating more members that look less like us, Homo sapiens. By getting to know these other hominins--the ones who came before us--we can start to answer

  • 10:28 How Blood Evolved (Many Times)

    How Blood Evolved (Many Times)

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    Blood is one of the most revolutionary features in our evolutionary history. Over hundreds of millions of years, the way in which blood does its job has changed over and over again. As a result, we animals have our familiar red blood. But also blue blood.

  • 09:52 When Humans Were Prey

    When Humans Were Prey

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    Not too long ago, our early human ancestors were under constant threat of attack from predators. And it turns out that this difficult chapter in our history may be responsible for the adaptations that allowed us to become so successful. Thanks to Julio La

  • 11:13 Why Megalodon (Definitely) Went Extinct

    Why Megalodon (Definitely) Went Extinct

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    For more than 10 million years, Megalodon was at the top of its game as the oceans’ apex predator...until 2.6 million years ago, when it went extinct. So, what happened to the largest shark in history? Thanks as always to Nobumichi Tamura for allowing us

  • 08:55 When Apes Conquered Europe

    When Apes Conquered Europe

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    Check out Origin of Everything: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiB8h9jD2Mlxx96ZFnGDSJw Today, our closest evolutionary relatives, the apes, live only in small pockets of Africa and Asia. But back in the Miocene epoch, apes occupied all of Europe. Why ar

  • 04:50 Stegosaurs: Tiny Brains & Thagomizers

    Stegosaurs: Tiny Brains & Thagomizers

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  • 06:01 What Colors Were Dinosaurs?

    What Colors Were Dinosaurs?

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    We know a lot about dinosaurs but there’s one question that has plagued paleontologists for decades: what color were they? Go to http://squarespace.com/eons and use code “EONS” for 10% off your first order. Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studi

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  • 05:52 The Story of Saberteeth

    The Story of Saberteeth

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  • 05:44 That Time Oxygen Almost Killed Everything

    That Time Oxygen Almost Killed Everything

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  • 05:15 The Biggest Thing That Ever Flew

    The Biggest Thing That Ever Flew

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  • 06:49 Dimetrodon: Our Most Unlikely Ancestor

    Dimetrodon: Our Most Unlikely Ancestor

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    Check out The Great Courses Plus! http://ow.ly/iBxG30egcx9 With its lizard-like appearance and that distinctive sail on it back, Dimetrodon is practically the mascot of the Palaeozoic Era, a time before flowers, birds, mammals, and even crocodiles. But if

  • 08:31 The Extinction That Never Happened

    The Extinction That Never Happened

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  • 04:16 The Strange Case of the Buzzsaw Jaws

    The Strange Case of the Buzzsaw Jaws

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  • 06:54 The Age of Giant Insects

    The Age of Giant Insects

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    Signup for your FREE trial to The Great Courses Plus here: http://ow.ly/PeiY30egcZN Insects outnumber humans by a lot and we only like to think we're in charge because we're bigger than they are. But insects and other arthropods weren’t always so small. A

  • 07:32 When Birds Stopped Flying

    When Birds Stopped Flying

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    Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/eons Ratites have spread to Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. And there are fossils of Ratites in Europe, Asia, and North America too. That’s a lot of ground to cover for birds that can’t fly. So

  • 10:20 When Rodents Rafted Across the Ocean

    When Rodents Rafted Across the Ocean

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    Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/eons The best evidence we have suggests that, while Caviomorpha originated in South America, they came from ancestors in Africa, over 40 million years ago. So how did they get there? Thanks to Ceri Thomas for the

  • 10:12 When Camels Roamed North America

    When Camels Roamed North America

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    Camels are famous for adaptations that have allowed them to flourish where most other large mammals would perish. But their story begins over 40 million years ago in North America, and in an environment you’d never expect: a rainforest.   Special thanks t

  • 12:21 How Sloths Went From the Seas to the Trees

    How Sloths Went From the Seas to the Trees

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    The story of sloths is one of astounding ecological variability, with some foraging in the seas, others living underground, and others still hiding from predators in towering cliffs. So why are their only living relatives in the trees? Thanks to Ceri Thom

  • 12:41 When Sharks Swam the Great Plains

    When Sharks Swam the Great Plains

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    Check out Origin of Everything: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiB8h9jD2Mlxx96ZFnGDSJw If you’ve ever been to, or lived in, or even flown over the central swath of North America, then you’ve seen the remnants of what was a uniquely fascinating environme

  • 12:26 Your Place in the Primate Family Tree

    Your Place in the Primate Family Tree

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    Our new sticker is available here: https://store.dftba.com/collections/eons And check out Tacos of Texas!: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh_qdzak59m68-i4M441Rkr5j8c_mQ-en Purgatorius, a kind of mammal called a plesiadapiform, might’ve been one of

  • 09:32 The Two People We're All Related To

    The Two People We're All Related To

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    Check out Two Cents: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL8w_A8p8P1HWI3k6PR5Z6w Due to an odd quirk of genetics and some unique evolutionary circumstances, two humans who lived at different times in the distant past managed to pass on a very small fraction

  • 10:53 When Giant Amphibians Reigned

    When Giant Amphibians Reigned

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    Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons Temnospondyls were a huge group of amphibians that existed for 210 million years. And calling them ‘diverse’ would be putting it mildly. Yet in the end, two major threats would push them to extinc

  • 11:48 Can We Get DNA From Fossils?

    Can We Get DNA From Fossils?

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    In 1993, scientists cracked open a piece of amber, took out the body of an ancient weevil, and sampled its DNA. Or, at least, so we thought. It took another few decades of research, and a lot of take-backs, before scientists could figure out how we could

  • 13:32 Did Raptorex Really Exist?

    Did Raptorex Really Exist?

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    Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons Paleontologists have been studying and drawing totally different conclusions about the fossil LH PV18 for almost a decade. Is it just one of many specimens of a theropod called Tarbosaurus bataar

  • 12:16 When We First Walked

    When We First Walked

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    Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons Fossilized footprints have proved that human ancestors were already striding across the landscape 3.6 million years ago. But who started them on that path? What species pioneered this style of loc

  • 09:38 The Rise and Fall of the Bone-Crushing Dogs

    The Rise and Fall of the Bone-Crushing Dogs

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    You can go to https://wix.com/go/eons to get started on your website! A huge and diverse subfamily of dogs, the bone-crushers patrolled North America for more than thirty million years, before they disappeared in the not-too-distant past. So what happened

  • 09:39 How a Supervolcano Made the Cenozoic’s Coolest Fossils

    How a Supervolcano Made the Cenozoic’s Coolest Fossils

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    One of the most dynamic, transformative, and potentially dangerous features in North America is also responsible for some of the continent’s most amazing fossil deposits. It’s a supervolcano we now call Yellowstone. Thanks to Rick Otto and the Ashfall Fos

  • 10:01 How Horses Took Over North America (Twice)

    How Horses Took Over North America (Twice)

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    The PBSDS Annual Audience Survey: https://to.pbs.org/2018YTSurvey The ancestors of modern horses became so successful that they spread all over the world, to Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. But in their native range of North America, they’ll vani

  • 08:34 The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake

    The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake

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    Check out America from Scratch: https://www.youtube.com/americafromscratch In 1800s, miners began working in exposed deposits of mud near the town of Messel, Germany. They were extracting oil from the rock and along with the oil, they found beautifully pr

  • 12:22 When Birds Had Teeth

    When Birds Had Teeth

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    Check out ReInventors: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzZRoStdiqWxauQT2RGW1Lg Experts are still arguing over whether Archaeopteryx was a true bird, or a paravian dinosaur, or some other kind of dino. But regardless of what side you’re on, how did this f

  • 10:19 When Fish Wore Armor

    When Fish Wore Armor

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    Check out Hot Mess: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsaEBhRsI6tmmz12fkSEYdw 420 million years ago, some fish were more medieval. They wore armor, sometimes made of big plates, and sometimes made of interlocking scales. But that armor may actually have se

  • 09:11 When Insects First Flew

    When Insects First Flew

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    Insects were the first animals to ever develop the ability to fly, and, arguably, they did it the best. But this development was so unusual that scientists are still/working on, and arguing about, how and when insect wings first came about. Special thanks

  • 10:10 Why Triassic Animals Were Just the Weirdest

    Why Triassic Animals Were Just the Weirdest

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    Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons The Triassic was full of creatures that look a lot like other, more modern species, even though they’re not closely related at all. The reason for this has to do with how evolution works and with

  • 07:58 How the Chalicothere Split In Two

    How the Chalicothere Split In Two

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    Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons Two extinct relatives of horses and rhinos are closely related to each other but have strikingly different body plans. How did two of the same kind of animal, living in the same place, end up look

  • 08:14 Where Did Viruses Come From?

    Where Did Viruses Come From?

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    Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons There are fossils of viruses, of sorts, preserved in the DNA of the hosts that they’ve infected. Including you. This molecular fossil trail can help us understand where viruses came from, how they

  • 09:08 When Fish First Breathed Air

    When Fish First Breathed Air

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    Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/eons 385 million years ago, a group of fish would undertake one of the most important journeys in the history of life and become the first vertebrates to live on dry ground. But first, they had to acquire the

  • 07:41 How the T-Rex Lost Its Arms

    How the T-Rex Lost Its Arms

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    Support us on Patreon! https://patreon.com/eons Tyrannosaurus rex was big, Tyrannosaurus rex was vicious, and Tyrannosaurus rex had tiny arms. The story of how T-Rex lost its arms is, itself, pretty simple. But the story of why it kept those little limbs,

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  • 13:01 From the Fall of Dinos to the Rise of Humans

    From the Fall of Dinos to the Rise of Humans

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    Check out our other journeys through geologic time here : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLi6K9w_UbfFSFIpEU9VMavTM5MIbOAiW5 After taking you on a journey through geologic time, we've arrived at the Cenozoic Era. Most of the mammals and birds that y

  • 08:04 That Time It Rained for Two Million Years

    That Time It Rained for Two Million Years

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    Check out our NEW POSTER: https://store.dftba.com/products/eons-poster At the beginning of the Triassic Period, with the continents locked together from pole-to-pole in the supercontinent of Pangea, the world is hot, flat, and very, very dry. But then 234

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  • 11:07 The Age of Reptiles in Three Acts

    The Age of Reptiles in Three Acts

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    Reptiles emerged from the Paleozoic as humble creatures, but in time, they grew to become some of the largest forms of life ever to stomp, swim, and soar across the planet. This Age of Reptiles was a spectacular prehistoric epic, and it all took place in

  • 08:18 The Weird, Watery Tale of Spinosaurus

    The Weird, Watery Tale of Spinosaurus

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    Check out our NEW POSTER: https://store.dftba.com/products/eons-poster In 1912, a fossil collector discovered some strange bone fragments in the eerie, beautiful Cretaceous Bahariya rock formation of Egypt. Eventually, that handful of fossil fragments wou

  • 06:54 The Other Explosion You Should Know About

    The Other Explosion You Should Know About

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    Fossils found around the world suggest that multi-cellular life was not only present before the Cambrian Explosion, it was much more elaborate and diverse than anyone thought. This is the story of the sudden burst of diversity that marked the dawn of trul

  • 08:12 Inside the Dinosaur Library

    Inside the Dinosaur Library

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    You can check out Google's Science Journal app at https://makingscience.withgoogle.com/science-journal We're back in Bozeman, Montana this week talking to Amy Atwater, Collections Manager at the Museum of the Rockies. MOR has among the largest collections

  • 11:44 What Was the Ancestor of Everything? (feat. PBS Space Time and It’s Okay To Be Smart)

    What Was the Ancestor of Everything? (feat. PBS Space Time and It’s Okay To Be Smart)

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    Check out It’s Okay To Be Smart’s video for more about the origins of life on earth: https://youtu.be/_uAJY1mqtw4 And check out PBS Space Time’s video on the physics of life: https://youtu.be/GcfLZSL7YGw The search for our origins go back to a single comm

  • 08:32 Popular How the Squid Lost Its Shell

    How the Squid Lost Its Shell

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    The ancestors of modern, squishy cephalopods like the octopus and the squid all had shells. In ancient times, their shell was their greatest asset but it eventually proved to be their biggest weakness. Special thanks to Franz Anthony for the beautiful cep

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  • 11:58 From the Cambrian Explosion to the Great Dying

    From the Cambrian Explosion to the Great Dying

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    You can go to https://Audible.com/Eons or text “Eons” to 500-500 to get started today with your 30-day trial membership with a free audiobook The first era of our current eon, the Paleozoic Era, is probably the most deceptively fascinating time in Earth’s

  • 07:00 The Most Useful Fossils in the World

    The Most Useful Fossils in the World

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    Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons For decades, one of the most abundant kinds of fossils on Earth, numbering in the millions of specimens, was a mystery to paleontologists. But geologists discovered that these mysterious fossils c

  • 05:06 'Living Fossils' Aren't Really a Thing

    'Living Fossils' Aren't Really a Thing

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    Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons Crocodiles, horseshoe crabs and tuatara are animals that have persisted for millions of years, said to have gone unchanged since the days of the dinosaurs. But even the most ancient-looking organi

  • 09:12 How the Turtle Got Its Shell

    How the Turtle Got Its Shell

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    Where did turtles come from? And how did the they get their shells? The answers to these questions would eventually cause scientists to rethink the entire history of reptile evolution. Thanks as always to Nobumichi Tamura for allowing us to use his wonder

  • 08:52 What a Dinosaur Looks Like Under a Microscope

    What a Dinosaur Looks Like Under a Microscope

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    You can check out Google's Science Journal app at https://makingscience.withgoogle.com/science-journal We traveled to Bozeman, Montana to meet with Dr. Ellen-Thérèse Lamm who explores ancient life by studying it at the cellular level. Kallie and Dr. Lamm

  • 05:48 History's Most Powerful Plants

    History's Most Powerful Plants

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    Fossil fuels are made from the remains of extinct organisms that have been exposed to millions of years of heat and pressure. But in the case of coal, these organisms consisted largely of some downright bizarre plants that once covered the Earth, from Col

  • 12:08 A Brief History of Geologic Time

    A Brief History of Geologic Time

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    By looking at the layers beneath our feet, geologists have been able to identify and describe crucial episodes in life’s history. These key events frame the chapters in the story of life on earth and the system we use to bind all these chapters together i

  • 05:37 The Search for the Earliest Life

    The Search for the Earliest Life

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    More than 4 billion years ago, the crust of the Earth was still cooling and the oceans were only beginning to form. But in recent years, we’ve started to discover that, even in this hellish environment, life found a way. Produced in collaboration with PBS

  • 10:01 The Facts About Dinosaurs & Feathers

    The Facts About Dinosaurs & Feathers

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    Over the past 20 years, dinosaurs of all types and sizes have been found with some sort of fluff or even full-on plumage. These fuzzy discoveries have raised a whole batch of new questions so we're here to tell you everything we know about dinosaurs and f

  • 06:11 How Did Dinosaurs Get So Huge?

    How Did Dinosaurs Get So Huge?

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    Part of why we’re so fascinated with extinct dinosaurs it’s just hard for us to believe that animals that huge actually existed. And yet, they existed! From the Jurassic to the Cretaceous Periods, creatures as tall as a five-story building were shaking th

  • 05:37 When The Earth Was Purple

    When The Earth Was Purple

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    Besides the blue of the oceans, the dominant color of our planet, as we know it, is green. But imagine a time when the Earth looked a little … purple. Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios Want to follow

  • 06:17 When Whales Walked

    When Whales Walked

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    We know whales as graceful giants bound to the sea. But what if we told you there was actually a time when whales could walk. Signup for your FREE trial to The Great Courses Plus here: http://ow.ly/x0Hi30egd4K Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital St

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  • 12:20 An Illustrated History of Dinosaurs

    An Illustrated History of Dinosaurs

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    Our image of dinosaurs has been constantly changing since naturalists started studying them about 350 years ago. Taken together, these pictures can tell us a whole lot about just how much we have learned. Let's explore the history of dinosaur science as s

  • 07:25 What Happened to the World's Greatest Ape?

    What Happened to the World's Greatest Ape?

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    Probably twice the size of a modern gorilla, Gigantopithecus is the greatest great-ape that ever was. And for us fellow primates, there are some lessons to be learned in how it lived, and why it disappeared. Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Stud

  • 06:38 When Giant Fungi Ruled

    When Giant Fungi Ruled

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    420 million years ago, a giant feasted on the dead, growing slowly into the largest living thing on land. It belonged to an unlikely group of pioneers that ultimately made life on land possible -- the fungi. Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Stud

  • 07:57 How Two Microbes Changed History

    How Two Microbes Changed History

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    What if I told you that, more than two billion years ago, some tiny living thing started to live inside another living thing … and never left? And now, the descendants of both of those things are in you? Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios:

  • 05:55 The Time Terror Birds Invaded

    The Time Terror Birds Invaded

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    About 5 million years ago, a new predator made its way from the south and onto the coastal plains of North America. It was a giant, flightless, carnivorous bird and came to be known by one of the coolest and most richly earned nicknames in all of paleonto

  • 06:41 Untangling the Devil's Corkscrew

    Untangling the Devil's Corkscrew

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    In the late 1800s, paleontologists in Nebraska found huge coils of hardened sand stuck deep in the earth. Local ranchers called them Devil's Corkscrews and scientists called them Daemonelix. It was clear these corkscrews were created by some form of life,

  • 07:21 The Great Snake Debate

    The Great Snake Debate

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    90 million years ago, an ancient snake known as Najash had...legs. It is by no means the only snake to have limbs either. But what’s even stranger: we’re not at all sure where it came from. Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtub

  • 10:54 The Last Time the Globe Warmed

    The Last Time the Globe Warmed

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    Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons Imagine an enormous, lush rainforest teeming with life...in the Arctic. Well there was a time -- and not too long ago -- when the world warmed more than any human has ever seen. (So far) Produced

  • 09:18 The Whole Saga of the Supercontinents

    The Whole Saga of the Supercontinents

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    The study of natural history is the study of how the world has changed but Earth itself is in a constant state of flux -- because the ground beneath your feet is always moving. So if we want to know how we got here, we have to understand how "here" got he


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