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  • Dinosaurs Took Over Amid Ice, Not Warmth, Says a New Study of Ancient Mass Extinction

    Dinosaurs Took Over Amid Ice, Not Warmth, Says a New Study of Ancient Mass Extinction

    There is new evidence that ancient high latitudes, to which early dinosaurs were largely relegated, regularly froze over, and that the creatures adapted—an apparent key to their later dominance.

  • Hell’s Chicken

    Hell’s Chicken

    From our great, wild west, those rusty, dusty hills, Bones of a beast who would give a cowboy chills. A fierce-looking crest – a mohawk made of bone! Claws, beak, bony tail, locked within hard stone.

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Dinosaurs Took Over Amid Ice, Not Warmth, Says a New Study of Ancient Mass Extinction

    Dinosaurs Took Over Amid Ice, Not Warmth, Says a New Study of Ancient Mass Extinction

    There is new evidence that ancient high latitudes, to which early dinosaurs were largely relegated, regularly froze over, and that the creatures adapted—an apparent key to their later dominance.

  • Hell’s Chicken

    Hell’s Chicken

    From our great, wild west, those rusty, dusty hills, Bones of a beast who would give a cowboy chills. A fierce-looking crest – a mohawk made of bone! Claws, beak, bony tail, locked within hard stone.