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How We Identified One of Earth’s Earliest Animals
217,390 views - 05/28/20
Scientists had no idea what type of organisms the life forms of the Ediacaran were—lichen, colonies of bacteria, fungi or something else....
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The Two Viruses That We’ve Had For Millions of Years
303,539 views - 05/20/20
There’s one kind of herpesvirus that’s specific to one species of primate, and each virus split off from the herpesvirus family tree when...
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How Plants Caused the First Mass Extinction
806,207 views - 05/12/20
Check out Journey to the Microcosmos: https://youtube.com/microcosmos In the middle of the Cambrian, life on land was about to get a...
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How the Andes Mountains Might Have Killed a Bunch of Whales
625,279 views - 04/29/20
At a site known as Cerro Ballena or Whale Hill, there are more than 40 skeletons of marine mammals -- a graveyard of ocean life dating...
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The Risky Paleo Diets of Our Ancestors
830,635 views - 04/22/20
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When a Billion Years Disappeared
772,013 views - 04/15/20
In some places, the rocks below the Great Unconformity are about 1.2 billion years older than those above it. This missing chapter in...
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How Dogs (Eventually) Became Our Best Friends
1,611,230 views - 03/31/20
We’re still figuring out the details, but most scientists agree that it took thousands of years of interactions to develop our deep bond...
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How the Egg Came First
715,724 views - 03/25/20
The story of the egg spans millions of years, from the first vertebrates that dared to venture onto land to today’s mammals, including...
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When Penguins Went From The Sky To The Sea
558,251 views - 03/18/20
Thank you for The Great Courses Plus for supporting PBS. To learn more click http://ow.ly/DIED30qpmFa Today, we think of penguins as...
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When the Sahara Was Green
981,643 views - 03/10/20
Check out Antarctic Extremes on PBS Terra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvRAuy1ZmTc The climate of the Sahara was completely...
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How a Hot Planet Created the World's Biggest Snake
1,061,078 views - 02/27/20
About 59 million years ago, the largest animal lurking in the ancient forests of Colombia by far was Titanoboa - the largest snake ever...
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When the Rainforests Collapsed
357,945 views - 02/19/20
Check out Animal Wonders! https://youtu.be/tyK21xUnGrk The Carboniferous Rainforest Collapse set the stage for a takeover that would be...
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A Short Tale About Diplodocus' Long Neck
382,224 views - 02/11/20
Check out PBS Zest: https://www.youtube.com/pbszest Long necks gave sauropods a huge advantage when it came to food, but not in the way...
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How South America Made the Marsupials
320,151 views - 02/04/20
Throughout the Cenozoic Era -- the era we’re in now -- marsupials and their metatherian relatives flourished all over South America,...
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The Giant Dinosaur That Was Missing a Body
686,154 views - 01/28/20
From end to end, its forelimbs alone measured an incredible 2.4 meters long and were tipped with big, comma-shaped claws. But other than...
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The Neanderthals That Taught Us About Humanity
671,933 views - 01/16/20
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That Time the Mediterranean Sea Disappeared
1,738,858 views - 01/09/20
Download the PBS Video App: https://www.pbs.org/pbs-video-app/ How could a body of water as big as the Mediterranean just...disappear?...
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The Fuzzy Origins of the Giant Panda
471,895 views - 12/17/19
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The Forgotten Story of the Beardogs
788,591 views - 12/12/19
Because of their strange combination of bear-like and dog-like traits, they’re sometimes confusingly called the beardogs. And even though...
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Why Male Mammoths Lost the Game (w/ TierZoo!)
741,574 views - 11/26/19
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When Giant Hypercarnivores Prowled Africa
1,048,988 views - 11/19/19
Thanks to Raycon wireless earphones for supporting PBS. Go to http://buyraycon.com/eons to learn more. These hyaenodonts gave the world...
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How We Domesticated Cats (Twice)
4,338,628 views - 11/06/19
A 9,500 year old burial in Cyprus represents some of the oldest known evidence of human/cat companionships anywhere in the world. But...
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Were These Monsters Inspired by Fossils? (w/ Monstrum!)
877,012 views - 10/29/19
Check out Monstrum's full episode on Cyclops: https://youtu.be/s-pMfIWl4kI People have been discovering the traces and remains of...
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When Hobbits Were Real
650,098 views - 10/22/19
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The Case of the Dinosaur Egg Thief
355,518 views - 10/16/19
Check out Serving Up Science! https://youtube.com/PBSFood Paleontologists found a small theropod dinosaur skull right on top of a nest...
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When Antarctica Was Green
1,282,573 views - 10/03/19
Help Eons out and fill out this survey! https://www.pbsresearch.org/c/r/Eons_YTvideo Before the start of the Eocene Epoch about 56...
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When Giant Lemurs Ruled Madagascar
432,939 views - 09/25/19
Our new pin! https://store.dftba.com/collections/all/products/eons-enamel-pin Just a few thousand years ago, the island of Madagascar...
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How Pterosaurs Got Their Wings
500,978 views - 09/18/19
When pterosaurs first took flight, you could say that it marked the beginning of the end for the winged reptiles. Because, strangely...
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When Bats Took Flight
703,514 views - 09/11/19
Bats pretty much appear in the fossil record as recognizable, full-on, flying bats. And they show up on all of the continents, except...
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The Raptor That Made Us Rethink Dinosaurs
616,321 views - 08/28/19
Get access to our quarterly livestream! http://patreon.com/eons In 1964, a paleontologist named John Ostrom unearthed some fascinating...
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The Missing Link That Wasn’t
742,202 views - 08/21/19
The myth of the Missing Link--the idea that there must be a specimen that partly resembles an ape but also partly resembles a modern...
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Was This Dinosaur a Cannibal?
831,648 views - 08/14/19
Paleontologists have spent the better part of two decades debating whether Coelophysis ate its own kind. It turns out, the evidence that...
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When Giant Deer Roamed Eurasia
874,854 views - 08/07/19
Megaloceros was one of the largest members of the deer family ever to walk the Earth. The archaeological record is full of evidence that...
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How Earth's First, Unkillable Animals Saved the World
951,662 views - 07/30/19
Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/eons They have survived every catastrophe and every mass extinction event that nature has...
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How Volcanoes Froze the Earth (Twice)
1,188,198 views - 07/17/19
Over 600 million years ago, sheets of ice coated our planet on both land and sea. How did this happen? And most importantly for us, why...
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When We Met Other Human Species
3,564,106 views - 07/09/19
We all belong to the only group of hominins on the planet today. But we weren’t always alone. 100,000 years ago, Eurasia was home to...
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When Ichthyosaurs Led a Revolution in the Seas
757,706 views - 06/25/19
The marine reptiles Ichthyosaurs arose after The Great Dying, which wiped out at least 90 percent of life in the oceans, changing the...
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When the Synapsids Struck Back
789,690 views - 06/19/19
Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons Synapsids were the world’s first-ever terrestrial megafauna but the vast...
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How Evolution Works (And How We Figured It Out)
560,636 views - 06/11/19
Watch the Deep Time Hall livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/EonsPBS/videos/424570291712824 You can set a reminder on that post to...
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The Hellacious Lives of the Hell Pigs
810,339 views - 06/05/19
Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons Despite the name, we don’t know where the so-called “hell pigs” belong in the...
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The History of Climate Cycles (and the Woolly Rhino) Explained
897,372 views - 05/30/19
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The Ghostly Origins of the Big Cats
1,162,017 views - 05/16/19
Learn more about ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/eons All of today’s big cat species evolved less than 11 million years ago and...
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When We Took Over the World
1,127,060 views - 05/07/19
Check out Monstrum! https://www.youtube.com/monstrumpbs From our deepest origins in Africa all the way to the Americas, by looking at...
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The Croc That Ran on Hooves
1,704,484 views - 05/01/19
Our Pocket Shirt!: https://store.dftba.com/collections/eons/products/eons-pocket-shirt In the Eocene Epoch, there was a reptile that had...
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The Mystery Behind the Biggest Bears of All Time
1,110,575 views - 04/23/19
Our new shirt! https://store.dftba.com/products/eons-pocket-shirt The short-faced bears turned out to be remarkably adaptable,...
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When We Tamed Fire
1,288,125 views - 04/09/19
Our new shirt! https://store.dftba.com/products/eons-pocket-shirt The Best-Of Nature League:...
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When Giant Scorpions Swarmed the Seas
856,385 views - 04/02/19
Try Audible for 30 days visit https://www.audible.com/eons or text eons to 500500! Sea scorpions thrived for 200 million years, coming...
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When We First Made Tools
737,243 views - 03/26/19
Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons The tools made by our human ancestors may not seem like much when you compare...
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The Giant Bird That Got Lost in Time
1,367,377 views - 03/12/19
The California condor is the biggest flying bird in North America, a title that it has held since the Late Pleistocene Epoch. It's just...
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The Island of Huge Hamsters and Giant Owls
992,033 views - 03/05/19
Check out Sound Field: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvMLMyKPomE6kTTL9Kv8Iww Back in the late Miocene epoch, there was an island--or...
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How 7,000 Years of Epic Floods Changed the World (w/ SciShow!)
854,884 views - 02/28/19
Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons Check out SciShow's video on Lake Agassiz: https://youtu.be/qMVhR26NRsk...
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The Evolution of the Heart (A Love Story)
641,611 views - 02/13/19
You can check out Google's Science Journal app at https://g.co/sciencejournal In order to understand where hearts came from, we have to...
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The Island of Shrinking Mammoths
663,865 views - 02/05/19
You can check out Google's Science Journal app at https://g.co/sciencejournal The mammoths fossils found on the Channel Islands off the...
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The Humans That Lived Before Us
1,830,469 views - 01/29/19
As more and more fossil ancestors have been found, our genus has become more and more inclusive, incorporating more members that look...
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How Blood Evolved (Many Times)
1,914,750 views - 01/15/19
Blood is one of the most revolutionary features in our evolutionary history. Over hundreds of millions of years, the way in which blood...
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When Humans Were Prey
3,699,677 views - 01/08/19
Not too long ago, our early human ancestors were under constant threat of attack from predators. And it turns out that this difficult...
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Why Megalodon (Definitely) Went Extinct
11,859,716 views - 12/19/18
For more than 10 million years, Megalodon was at the top of its game as the oceans’ apex predator...until 2.6 million years ago, when it...
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When Apes Conquered Europe
791,323 views - 12/11/18
Check out Origin of Everything: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiB8h9jD2Mlxx96ZFnGDSJw Today, our closest evolutionary relatives, the...
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When Sharks Swam the Great Plains
1,106,635 views - 12/04/18
Check out Origin of Everything: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiB8h9jD2Mlxx96ZFnGDSJw If you’ve ever been to, or lived in, or even...
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How Sloths Went From the Seas to the Trees
1,819,839 views - 11/28/18
The story of sloths is one of astounding ecological variability, with some foraging in the seas, others living underground, and others...
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When Camels Roamed North America
1,049,700 views - 11/20/18
Camels are famous for adaptations that have allowed them to flourish where most other large mammals would perish. But their story begins...
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When Birds Stopped Flying
682,533 views - 11/14/18
Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/eons Ratites have spread to Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. And there are...
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When Rodents Rafted Across the Ocean
650,906 views - 11/06/18
Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/eons The best evidence we have suggests that, while Caviomorpha originated in South America,...
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The Two People We're All Related To
1,718,516 views - 10/23/18
Check out Two Cents: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL8w_A8p8P1HWI3k6PR5Z6w Due to an odd quirk of genetics and some unique...
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Your Place in the Primate Family Tree
549,260 views - 10/16/18
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When Giant Amphibians Reigned
1,029,814 views - 10/09/18
Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons Temnospondyls were a huge group of amphibians that existed for 210 million...
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Can We Get DNA From Fossils?
781,251 views - 10/02/18
In 1993, scientists cracked open a piece of amber, took out the body of an ancient weevil, and sampled its DNA. Or, at least, so we...
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Did Raptorex Really Exist?
814,859 views - 09/18/18
Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons Paleontologists have been studying and drawing totally different conclusions...
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When We First Walked
715,672 views - 09/11/18
Try CuriosityStream today: http://curiositystream.com/eons Fossilized footprints have proved that human ancestors were already striding...
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Life, Sex & Death Among the Dire Wolves
865,548 views - 09/06/18
This is not a Game of Thrones fan fiction episode. Dire wolves were real! And thousands of them died in the same spot in California....
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The Rise and Fall of the Bone-Crushing Dogs
3,054,697 views - 08/28/18
You can go to https://wix.com/go/eons to get started on your website! A huge and diverse subfamily of dogs, the bone-crushers patrolled...
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How a Supervolcano Made the Cenozoic’s Coolest Fossils
739,080 views - 08/22/18
One of the most dynamic, transformative, and potentially dangerous features in North America is also responsible for some of the...
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How Horses Took Over North America (Twice)
1,365,160 views - 08/14/18
The PBSDS Annual Audience Survey: https://to.pbs.org/2018YTSurvey The ancestors of modern horses became so successful that they spread...
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When Birds Had Teeth
818,366 views - 08/07/18
Check out ReInventors: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzZRoStdiqWxauQT2RGW1Lg Experts are still arguing over whether Archaeopteryx...
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When Fish Wore Armor
1,112,698 views - 07/24/18
Check out Hot Mess: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsaEBhRsI6tmmz12fkSEYdw 420 million years ago, some fish were more medieval. They...
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The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake
1,041,377 views - 07/17/18
Check out America from Scratch: https://www.youtube.com/americafromscratch In 1800s, miners began working in exposed deposits of mud...
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When Insects First Flew
786,306 views - 07/10/18
Insects were the first animals to ever develop the ability to fly, and, arguably, they did it the best. But this development was so...
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FAQs From Our First Year
256,886 views - 07/03/18
Over the first season of PBS Eons, we’ve explored the history of Earth from the very origins of life right up to the Cenozoic Era that...
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Eons 1-Year Birthday Livestream!!!!
38,041 views - 06/26/18
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How the T-Rex Lost Its Arms
2,787,773 views - 06/26/18
Support us on Patreon! https://patreon.com/eons Tyrannosaurus rex was big, Tyrannosaurus rex was vicious, and Tyrannosaurus rex had tiny...
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When Fish First Breathed Air
1,284,421 views - 06/19/18
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Eons Is Evolving! Join Us on Patreon!
36,754 views - 06/18/18
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Where Did Viruses Come From?
4,404,514 views - 06/12/18
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Why Triassic Animals Were Just the Weirdest
2,670,371 views - 06/05/18
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That Time It Rained for Two Million Years
7,314,149 views - 05/22/18
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From the Fall of Dinos to the Rise of Humans
2,683,978 views - 05/16/18
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The Weird, Watery Tale of Spinosaurus
1,285,793 views - 05/08/18
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The Age of Reptiles in Three Acts
1,624,380 views - 05/02/18
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How the Chalicothere Split In Two
878,385 views - 04/24/18
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How the Squid Lost Its Shell
3,328,341 views - 04/17/18
Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/DonateEONS The ancestors...
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What Was the Ancestor of Everything? (feat. PBS Space Time and It’s Okay To Be Smart)
1,292,501 views - 04/11/18
Check out It’s Okay To Be Smart’s video for more about the origins of life on earth: https://youtu.be/_uAJY1mqtw4 And check out PBS Space...
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Inside the Dinosaur Library
208,090 views - 04/02/18
You can check out Google's Science Journal app at https://makingscience.withgoogle.com/science-journal We're back in Bozeman, Montana...
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The Most Useful Fossils in the World
482,313 views - 03/26/18
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What a Dinosaur Looks Like Under a Microscope
253,989 views - 03/19/18
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How the Turtle Got Its Shell
1,801,046 views - 03/12/18
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The Other Explosion You Should Know About
728,541 views - 03/05/18
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How Sex Became a Thing
614,463 views - 02/26/18
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From the Cambrian Explosion to the Great Dying
1,580,035 views - 02/20/18
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The Whole Saga of the Supercontinents
1,313,443 views - 02/12/18
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The Great Snake Debate
1,482,027 views - 02/05/18
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Untangling the Devil's Corkscrew
1,650,061 views - 01/29/18
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