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Mammals Literally Came Out of the Dark Once the Dinos Were Gone

The first mammals emerged during the reign of the dinosaurs, adopting a nocturnal lifestyle to stay safe. It was only until the dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the planet that certain mammals began to assert themselves during the daylight hours, according to new research. Read More >>

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Mammalian Ancestors Went Airborne Earlier Than We Thought

The origin of flight remains a perplexing topic in the scientific community, as tends to be the case with any origin story. Flight probably evolved multiple times in different groups. Insects probably started flying over 300 million years ago, and pterosaurs, large flying reptiles, evolved 230 million years ago. Add gliding and the complex origins of mammals into the mix, and the story becomes even more confusing. Read More >>

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This Cute Rodent Is the First Mammal to Go Extinct Due to Human-Caused Climate Change

Say goodbye to the Bramble Cay melomys, a small rat-like creature that lived on a tiny island near the north coast of Australia. Significantly, it marks the first time that a mammal has been declared extinct anywhere in the world, and the cause has been attributed to human-induced climate change. Read More >>

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Scientists Can’t Agree if Dinosaurs Were Warm-Blooded or Cold-Blooded

Palaeontologists have spent a vast amount of time digging up dinosaur fossils, studying them, and then slating Jurassic Park. But despite the effort, some questions still remain about our predecessors on this planet. That includes whether or not they were cold-blooded. Read More >>

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Wildlife Photography Supergrass Claims the BBC Fakes Most Baby Mammal Shots

Those cute wildlife documentary images of baby things nestling up to their mummies are likely to be faked, according to a former BBC photographer, who claims the majority of shots of extremely young mammals are filmed in sets, zoos, and custom enclosures, then spliced in with real-world outdoor footage. Read More >>

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From the Inside Out: Everything You Need to Know About Mind Control

The term “mind control” conjures up visions of someone manipulating people from the outside, such as an evil, brainwashing scientist or a supernatural being that takes dominion of a person just with the power of his mind. But since people don’t experience this in their daily lives, most don’t believe in mind control, and think of it as just a fantasy, suitable only for books, games and movies. Read More >>