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When Sharks Swam the Great Plains
When Sharks Swam the Great Plains
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How Sloths Went From the Seas to the Trees
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When Camels Roamed North America
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Ep65 | 9m 45s
When Birds Stopped Flying
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When Rodents Rafted Across the Ocean
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When Giant Amphibians Reigned
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Ep59 | 11m 22s
Did Raptorex Really Exist?
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Ep58 | 12m 27s
When We First Walked
Human ancestors were already walking 3.6 million years ago. But who was first to walk?
Ep57 | 10m 56s
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Dire wolves were real! Their remains taught us a lot about how they lived.
Ep56 | 9m 15s
The Rise and Fall of the Bone-Crushing Dogs
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Ep55 | 8m 29s
How a Supervolcano Made the Cenozoic’s Coolest Fossils
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Ep54 | 9m 15s
How Horses Took Over North America (Twice)
Horses vanished from North America for 10,000 years until a mammal brought them back.
Ep53 | 9m 8s
When Birds Had Teeth
How did Archaeopteryx relate to today’s birds? Its teeth provide a major clue.
Ep52 | 11m 29s
When Fish Wore Armor
420 million years ago, some fish wore armor – and it may have served a surprising purpose.
Ep51 | 9m 37s
The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake
In the 1800s, miners found beautifully preserved fossils of animals from the Eocene.
Ep50 | 7m 59s
When Insects First Flew
Insects were the first animals to fly. Scientists are still working on how it happened.
Ep49 | 8m 38s
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Ep48 | 9m 20s
How the T-Rex Lost Its Arms
Tyrannosaurus rex had tiny arms. How did this happen, and why did it keep them?
Ep47 | 6m 54s
When Fish First Breathed Air
Before a group of fish could live on dry land, they acquired the ability to breathe air.
Ep46 | 8m 40s
Where Did Viruses Come From?
Where did viruses come from and how did they evolve? Are viruses alive?
Ep45 | 7m 29s
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Why the Triassic was full of creatures that look a lot like other, more modern species.
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