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May 31, 2013
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How the turtle got its shell

The turtle has been in no rush to give up the secret of its shell — but after two centuries of close study, scientists are filling in the story of a structure unique in the history of life. New research … Continue reading

January 14, 2012
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English Literature Influenced Prize-Winning Paleontologist

For a short time in grade school, Kevin Boyce lived within two blocks of the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles, a place where ice age mammal fossils had been discovered. Above his bed hung a poster of the … Continue reading

January 3, 2011
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What Triggers Mass Extinctions? Study Shows How Invasive Species Stop New Life

*Collapse of Earth’s marine life 378 to 375 million years ago holds key* An influx of invasive species can stop the dominant natural process of new species formation and trigger mass extinction events, according to research results published in the … Continue reading