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Paleontology

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Ancient Creature of the Deep
Learn about the discovery of the coelacanth, a "living fossil" that has changed little in 400 million years. 1 hr.

Arctic Dinosaurs
Discover how dinosaurs may have survived in extreme polar environments and what may have driven them to extinction. 1 hr.

Bone Diggers
Travel to a remote Australian cave to discover one of the most important paleontological discoveries ever made in the outback -- the full skeleton of a giant marsupial lion called Thylacoleo carnifex. 1 hr.

Buried in Ash
Travel back 10 million years to a water hole on an ancient savanna in what is now north central Nebraska, to the scene of a remarkable tragedy. 1 hr.

Curse of T. rex
How do paleontologists and commercial fossil hunters know where to look for rare and priceless dinosaur bones? 1 hr.

Dinosaurs of the Gobi
Accompany an American Museum of Natural History expedition to the Gobi Desert to find fossils of velociraptors and primitive birds. 1 hr.

Four-Winged Dinosaur, The
Follow the fossil discovery and model recreation of the four-winged dinosaur, Microraptor gui, and investigates competing theories of how birds evolved. 1 hr.

Jewel of the Earth
Join David Attenborough as he probes the mysteries of ancient life-forms perfectly preserved in amber in NOVA's "Jewel of the Earth." 1 hr.

Last Extinction
Explore how scientists are working to solve the mystery of what might have killed off ancient land animals nearly 13,000 years ago. 1 hr.

Mammoths of the Ice Age
Learn about discoveries of the life and extinction of the woolly mammoth. 1 hr.

Missing Link, The
Paleontologists studying the Devonian Period (408-360 million years ago) discover a tiny fossil of colossal importance. 1 hr.

NOVA scienceNOW: T. rex
Discover how scientists have gained new insights into the lifespan of Tyrannosaurus rex and how the dinosaur grew to be so large. Running time: 8:03.

NOVA scienceNOW: T. Rex Blood?
Learn about scientists who have found preserved soft tissue, including possible blood vessels and red blood cells, turning in dinosaur fossils. (Running time: 12:58)

Real Jurassic Park, The
Learn what it would take to recreate the dinosaur theme park in Jurassic Park. 1 hr.

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