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2014-07-24 04:48:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Around the end of the last ice age roughly 10,000 years ago, mammoths and mastodons lived in North America. According to the Field Museum of Natural History, the 14-foot tall mammoths migrated to North America from Europe across the Bering Land Bridge. The smaller, heavier mastodons, however, were indigenous to the continent. Both of these fuzzy relatives to modern-day elephants once lived in the Greater Cincinnati area during this...

Extinctions Drive Ongoing 'Ecological Retreat' By Surviving Species
2012-05-26 04:51:51

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com A new study on the extinctions of species suggests that the disappearance of one species does not necessarily allow remaining competitor species to thrive by filling in the vacuum. University of Cincinnati researchers studying lemur extinctions over the past 2,000 years, found that changes in inter-species dynamics via extinction can force that remaining species to go into a so-called “ecological retreat” that may not be suited to the extant...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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