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Paleontology

Asteroid

Asteroid
Running time: 12:11
Will a doomsday rock the size of the Rose Bowl hit Earth in 2036?
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First Primates

First Primates
Running time: 13:04
Our most distant primate ancestors, which took the stage shortly after the dinosaurs left it, were tree-dwellers the size of mice.
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Little People of Flores

Little People of Flores
Running time: 11:39
The remains of three-foot-tall humans are discovered on a remote Indonesian island.
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Mass Extinction

Mass Extinction
Running time: 13:15
What caused the mother of all extinctions 250 million years ago?
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T. Rex

T. Rex
Running time: 8:03
An astonishing adolescent growth spurt accounts for T. rex's enormous size.
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T. Rex Blood?

T. Rex Blood?
Running time: 12:58
Preserved soft tissue, including possible blood vessels and red blood cells, are turning up in dinosaur fossils.
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