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Image 1 - Modern Coyotes Much Smaller Than Their Ice Age Ancestors
2012-02-28 08:54:40

A new fossil study of North American Ice Age coyotes finds that modern coyotes are much smaller in size today than they were several during the Ice Age.

Beaver Have Experienced Little Change Over 7 Million Years
2011-09-19 10:01:11

The fossilized teeth of a beaver found by Bureau of Land Management employees on federal land represents the earliest record of the animal in North America and are estimated to be 7 to 7.3 million years old.

2008-08-01 15:00:14

By Eric Mortenson, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Aug. 1--It's been a long time coming -- 30 million to 50 million years, by one way of looking at it.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.