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    Ancient ‘ManBearPig’ mammal lived fast — and died young

    Developing in the womb for a while — but being born ready to take on the world — may have helped post-dinosaur mammals rise to dominance.

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    Warm feathers may have helped dinos survive mass Triassic die-off

    Dinosaurs may have weathered freezing conditions about 202 million years ago, thanks to warm feathery coats.

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    This big dino had tiny arms before T. rex made them cool

    A predecessor to Tyrannosaurus rex, Meraxes gigas had a giant head. But the muscularity of its puny arms suggests those limbs served some purpose.

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    Great white sharks may be partly to blame for the end of megalodons

    Zinc levels in shark teeth hint that megalodons and great whites competed for food — and great whites won.

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    Bright-colored feathers may have topped pterosaurs’ heads

    Fossil remains of a flying reptile hint that their vibrant crests may have originated 250 million years ago in a common ancestor with dinosaurs.

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    Cool Jobs: Bringing paleontology to the people

    From museums to movies, these three paleontologists totally rock their connections with the public.

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  7. Tech

    Smartphones can now bring Ice Age animals back to ‘life’

    Scientists bring Ice Age creatures to life with augmented reality. You can view these creatures in your own world on a smartphone.

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    One of the earliest meat-eating mammals was saber-toothed

    Millions of years before the evolution of saber-toothed cats, a newly discovered "hypercarnivore" prowled the forests of what is now San Diego.

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    The end of the dinosaurs appears to have come in springtime

    Fish fossils from North Dakota suggest when the Chicxulub asteroid devastated Earth, triggering the mass extinction of dinosaurs and other species.

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