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Dwarfism In Mammals Also Occurred During Second Warming Period
2013-11-03 05:03:03

While scientists have known for several years that some mammals became smaller during a period of warming known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, researchers have found a second instance of mammalian “dwarfing” attributable to increasing temperatures.

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2010-12-17 10:25:55

There's a whale of a new display at the University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History, a leviathan that represents a scientific saga of equally grand proportions.

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2009-04-29 09:34:07

A limestone countertop, a practiced eye and Google Earth all played roles in the discovery of a trove of fossils that may shed light on the origins of African wildlife.

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2009-02-04 13:05:00

Scientists have uncovered two early whale fossils that may shed light on how these ancestors to modern whales evolved from walking on land to becoming sea dwellers.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.