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In Australia, opened a new animal, but it is already extinct

In Australia, opened a new animal, but it is already extinct

Porcupine were herbivores the size of a dog In 1973, one of the dried up reservoirs of Australia there were strong winds, because of what he has lost quite a thick layer of sand. It appeared this time under the loose soil was kept...

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2020-07-03

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Lived in Australia mysterious dinosaurs, who would tear people to pieces

Lived in Australia mysterious dinosaurs, who would tear people to pieces

Tyrannosaurs — some of the most recognizable ancient creatures. When it comes to dinosaurs, most people immediately recalls the two-legged dinosaurs that millions of years ago were considered the most dangerous and bloodthirsty pr...

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2020-06-23

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Found in Antarctica mysterious stone appeared to be an egg of the ancient monster

Found in Antarctica mysterious stone appeared to be an egg of the ancient monster

Baked potatoes, a blown out ball… what's it look like? In 2011, on the icy expanse of Antarctica, was found a mysterious fossil in the form of a huge baked potato. Its dimensions were about 20 by 30 centimeters, and age amou...

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2020-06-23

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Why millions of years ago was the mass extinction of animals?

Why millions of years ago was the mass extinction of animals?

Mass extinction affected not only normal animals but also huge dinosaurs according to the American scientists, today on our planet there are about a trillion animals. But millions of years ago on Earth lived even more diverse orga...

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2020-06-20

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When people began to hunt with bow and arrow?

When people began to hunt with bow and arrow?

Bow and arrow were invented by people thousands of years ago. Thousands of years ago our ancestors used to kill small animals with his bare hands, and large hammered stones. Over time, they began to invent more sophisticated tools...

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2020-06-17

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What was the first parasite in history?

What was the first parasite in history?

The oldest parasites in the shell of an ancient creature From a scientific point of view, parasites are creatures that invade other organisms and use their life force for their own survival. These include fleas and lice, which liv...

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2020-06-06

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Scientists have studied the stomach contents of a dinosaur — he is very well preserved

Scientists have studied the stomach contents of a dinosaur — he is very well preserved

it looked like Borealopelta markmitchelli in the representation of the artist In 2011, during work on one of the canadian mines, the scientists found the remains of a herbivorous dinosaur of the form Borealopelta markmitchelli. Th...

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2020-06-04

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Is it true that our ancestors killed the Neanderthals?

Is it true that our ancestors killed the Neanderthals?

About 40 thousand years ago on Earth there lived several members of the genus of people. The most numerous of them were our ancestors Homo sapiens and the Neanderthals. To live on the same planet several types of bipedal creatures...

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2020-05-23

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What elephants lived 300 000 years ago and why they became extinct?

What elephants lived 300 000 years ago and why they became extinct?

Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth, which reaches a height of 3 metres and a body weight of 6 tons. Throughout the history of our planet there are dozens of species of elephants, however with time left only Savannah a...

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2020-05-22

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Is it possible to determine the sex of a dinosaur by its bones?

Is it possible to determine the sex of a dinosaur by its bones?

from time to Time paleontologists who study the fossilized remains of ancient animals and plants, discover new species of dinosaurs. By studying their bones, scientists can very accurately determine what they looked like and what ...

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2020-05-20

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What were the cave bears and why did they die out?

What were the cave bears and why did they die out?

Hundreds of thousands of years ago, in the days of our ancestors Neanderthals in Eurasia inhabited by a cave bears. They were 30% larger than the present brown bear, and different from modern species by the shape of the forehead a...

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2020-04-04

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Could the dinosaurs not be extinct, and turn into birds?

Could the dinosaurs not be extinct, and turn into birds?

One of the most strange and even extravagant hypotheses of the last time is the view that the famous meteorite that destroyed 65 million years all the dinosaurs of the planet, in fact, never existed. Instead of together to die dur...

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2020-03-31

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This small dinosaur could kill even the largest animals

This small dinosaur could kill even the largest animals

around 70 million years ago, the modern America walked the huge dinosaurs. Some of them were not very mobile and eat plants, but among them were these bloodthirsty monsters like tyrannosaurs. But did you know that the lives of ord...

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2020-03-30

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Looked like the ancestor of all modern animals?

Looked like the ancestor of all modern animals?

do you Know what unites the 99% of currently known living beings, including humans? They all have a feature known as bilateral symmetry — their bodies can be divided into left and right sides, which are virtually identical. In add...

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2020-03-24

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Which animal has the fingers grew earlier than the rest?

Which animal has the fingers grew earlier than the rest?

everyone living on our planet have one thing in common — the presence of fingers on the hands and feet. But these parts of the body necessary for grasping objects and hold the balance, has emerged in animals gradually, in the cour...

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2020-03-24

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From whom came the modern chicken and duck?

From whom came the modern chicken and duck?

each modern animal is a distant ancestor, who lived millions of years ago. For example, amphibians are creatures like frogs came from the so-called elpistostege, who first learned to use them. But the ancestor of modern chickens a...

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2020-03-23

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In some countries, it is necessary to look for dinosaur bones and can make money on it?

In some countries, it is necessary to look for dinosaur bones and can make money on it?

Millions of years ago, in the time of dinosaurs, our planet looked completely different. The continents were located closer to each other, and then, over time, started to drift apart. However, their fossilized remains stored under...

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2020-03-16

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Length of the smallest dinosaur was only 5 centimeters

Length of the smallest dinosaur was only 5 centimeters

Millions of years ago, our planet was inhabited by dinosaurs, including small, almost defenseless creatures. Recently, an international group of scientists that deals with the study of ancient animals, found the skull of a tiny di...

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2020-03-14

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How long were the days in the time of dinosaurs?

How long were the days in the time of dinosaurs?

All of us in early childhood know that in day 24 hours. But did you know it was not always so and once upon a time dinosaurs were significantly less awake than us? This is because millions of years ago the Moon were much closer to...

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2020-03-10

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Discovered a cockroach, who lived in the era of the dinosaurs

Discovered a cockroach, who lived in the era of the dinosaurs

Cockroaches — some of the oldest ancient living organisms on the planet, the first hints of the appearance which appeared 300 million years ago. In those ancient times insects lived in caves, gradually adjusting to the dark ...

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2020-03-08

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