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Category: Animals

Ancient Crocodile

Did Ancient Crocodiles Clash With History’s Largest Snakes?

A newly discovered ancient crocodile lived alongside the largest snake ever to slither across the earth, according to researchers.

Thylacine

Were Tasmanian Tigers Unfairly Driven to Extinction?

Thylacines were wiped out by hunters who thought they massacred sheep, but a new study suggests the quirky carnivores didn’t have it in them.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs: Learning New Tricks for Centuries

In honor of International Assistance Dog Week, we examine the history of canine companions’ role in helping people overcome disabilities.

Megalodons

Prehistoric Monsters of the Deep: Slideshow

From sharks bigger than a bus to giant sea scorpions, explore some of the largest and most fearsome marine creatures of the past.

Boremys Turtle

Survivors in a Half Shell: Turtles Withstood Dinosaur Die-Out

When an earth-shattering event triggered mass extinctions 65 million years ago, some turtles weren’t even shell-shocked, a new study suggests.

Dorylus Ant

The March of the Giant Ants

A newly discovered species of supersized ants roamed Wyoming some 50 million years ago, according to a study published May 4.

Crocodile Eating

Fossil Supports Theory That Mammal Ears Began As Reptile Jaws

A newly discovered fossil of an early mammal offers proof for the widely held belief that mammalian ears evolved from reptilian jaws.

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T. Rex Cousin Discovered in China

Zhuchengtyrannus magnus, one of the largest theropod dinosaurs in history and Tyrannosaurus rex’s long-lost relative, has been identified in China.

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They’re Back: A Bed Bug History

Many American cities are plagued by the worldwide resurgence of bed bugs, pesky critters with a history that dates back to ancient times.