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2,000 pound rodent discovered

2,000 pound rodent discovered 2,000 pound rodent discovered mongabay.com January 16, 2008 Scientists have discovered the remains of an extinct 2,000 pound rodent — the largest rodent ever known. The…

Evolution of whales challenged

Evolution of whales challenged Origin of whales challenged mongabay.com December 19, 2007 Modern whales appear to have evolved from a raccoon-sized creature with the body of a small deer, according…

Prehistoric Carnivorous Fungi Lassoed its Prey

Prehistoric Carnivorous Fungi Lassoed its Prey Prehistoric Carnivorous Fungi Lassoed its Prey mongabay.com December 13, 2007 Scientists have discovered the oldest known carnivorous fungus, according to a study published in…

Massive carnivorous dinosaur discovered

Massive carnivorous dinosaur discovered Massive carnivorous dinosaur discovered mongabay.com December 11, 2007 A massive carnivorous dinosaur discovered in Niger has been described as a new species, according to research published…

Global warming may provoke evolution

Global warming may provoke evolution Global warming may provoke evolution mongabay.com November 26, 2007 Some 80 million years ago, during a period of global warming, a group of relatively immobile…

Cow-like dinosaur discovered

Cow-like dinosaur discovered Cow-like dinosaur discovered mongabay.com November 15, 2007 A dinosaur discovered in the Sahara had a mouth that worked like a vacuum cleaner and operated more like a…

Climate change drove human evolution

Climate change drove human evolution Climate change drove human evolution mongabay.com September 3, 2007 Climate change appears to have been a significant driver of human evolution, report researchers writing in…

Orchids may have co-existed with dinosaurs

Oldest orchid discovered; suggests flower co-existed with dinosaurs Orchids may have co-existed with dinosaurs mongabay.com August 29, 2007 Orchids are old enough to have co-existed with dinosaurs, report Harvard University…

Pygmy panda discovered in China

Pygmy panda discovered in China Pygmy panda discovered in China mongabay.com June 18, 2007 Researchers have discovered an extinct pygmy panda in what were once the tropical forests of China.…

Tyrannosaurus rex was slow

Tyrannosaurus rex was slow Tyrannosaurus rex was slow mongabay.com June 7, 2007 Tyrannosaurus rex was a slow, lumbering beast according to new research published in the Journal of Theoretical Biology.…