All posts tagged with megafauna

"I would run screaming away"

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This is such an incredible story about the “Clovis comet” hypothesis, I don’t know where to start: “Comet Theory Comes Crashing to Earth”.

Storkicide

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I have to point to Robert Krulwich’s blog post, “Killer Storks Eat Human Babies”, about the giant extinct Maribou stork relatives of Flores.

Rewilding Siberia

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The Associated Press ran an article last week about Sergey Zimov and his attempts to “rewild” a small corner of Siberia:

Extinct marsupial lion in Australian rock art

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Speaking of super-predators from the past, Natural History Magazine has a short article describing Australian rock art that may depict the extinct marsupial ...

Bringing back the overkill

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New Scientist has a primer on extinct animals that might be candidates for resurrection by cloning. My preference is the short-faced bear: