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Megafauna

Maybe Humans Didn't Drive Mastodons To Extinction

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.03.2014 | Science

Maybe humans weren't to blame for the demise of the American mastodon after all. For years, conventional wisdom held that mastodons were hunted to ...

Safe Havens for Our Wildlife Has No ETA on the Horizon

Peter Getty | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

It's a shame to see how loudly the calls for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline are when the preservation of our remaining Megafauna -- a resource unlikely to be technologically obviated, like oil, any time soon -- remains a backwater in the national discourse.

WOW: Fisherman Brings Up Prehistoric Catch

Posted 02.22.2013 | Science

Mike and Padi Anderson's trawler brings up fish, shrimp, scallops, squid -- and now, a woolly mammoth tooth. The New Hampshire couple acquired the Ple...

Prehistoric Rhino Suffered Grisly Death, Fossil Reveals

Posted 11.26.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 11/26/2012 09:46 AM EST on LiveScience About 9.2 million years ago, a teenage two-horned...

Ancient Beast Unearthed On Island Was Smallest Of Its Type

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/08/2012 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience The smallest dwarf mammoth, standing at under 4 feet...

Woolly Mammoth Extinction Gets Surprising New Explanation

| Posted 03.06.2012 | Science

The past few tens of millennia were hard times for the "megafauna" of the world. Hundreds of big-bodied species—from the mammoths of North America t...

PHOTOS: Dinosaurs Tormented By Colossal Fleas, Fossil Study Shows

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.30.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the Jurassic era, even the flea was a beast, compared to its minuscule modern descendants. These pesky bloodsuckers were nearly...

Coyotes Used To Be Way Bigger, Fossils Suggest

Posted 02.28.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/27/2012 03:06 PM EST on LiveScience In ancient times, when woolly mammoths and cave bear...

Dung Helps Reveal Why Mammoths Died Out

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Their results showed a slow decline in megafauna that began about 15,000 years ago and appeared to last for about 1,000 years. This discovery rules o...