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The Mesopotamians

It’s official; it is a year today since I wrote my first article on extinctions! To celebrate, I thought I would write about something a bit different and it is something I’ve wanted to write about for a while (but … Continue reading

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Modern-Day Extinctions

I know this may be a controversial one, but mass extinctions change the world’s ecosystem drastically and sometimes take the Earth millions of years to recover. But these mass extinctions have always been because of natural disasters; meteors, volcanoes, sea … Continue reading

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Europe’s Latest Predator!

A new apex predator has been found in Europe that was ten metres long! Torvosaurus gurneyi is Portugal’s answer to T. rex and lived in the Jurassic 150 million years ago. A lucky PhD student in Lisbon discovered this animal … Continue reading

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The Origin of Mammals

The evolution of mammals is an interesting one. Mammals are a very diverse group- from the smallest Bumble bee Bat, to us humans, to the largest Blue Whale- mammals have ventured to every habitat, even returning to the sea or … Continue reading

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The Best Dino-discoveries of 2013

Seen as it’s coming up to Christmas and the New Year, I thought I would do a list of the best dinosaur-related discoveries of the year. I have chosen these either because they are an important scientific discovery, or just … Continue reading

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They did it on Porpoise

  Cetaceans are an order of animals that include all whales, dolphins and porpoises. They are secondarily aquatic mammals, their ancestors once walked on land; they need to return to the surface to breathe air; they have a pentadactyl limb … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Cretaceous Climates

‘The Cretaceous Greenhouse World’ refers to a part of geological history that lasted from about 110 to 90 million years ago. During this period, submarine volcanic carbon dioxide emissions were released high enough to cause atmospheric CO2 concentrations in excess … Continue reading

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