Rise of the Mammals
Amazing fossils reveal how mammals took over after an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs.
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Day the Dinosaurs Died
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Did Some Dinosaurs Breed in the Arctic?
70 million years ago, several species of dinosaur nested in the Arctic.
Where Did the Cannabis Plant Come From?
What cannabis DNA can reveal about the plant’s evolution.
Intrepid paleontologists discover dinosaurs that thrived in the Arctic’s cold and dark.
Could a "Dune" Sandworm Exist in Real Life?
There are ecological and evolutionary limits to consider.
Growing Simple Cells with the Help of... Soap?
To jumpstart evolution, a scientist shows, just add soap.
Tracking Ecosystem Recovery After Collapse
Learn how the diversity of plant life in the forest ecosystem changed following the dinosaur extinction and discover which kinds of animals would have thrived during the pathway to recovery in this video from NOVA: Rise of the Mammals.
How Climate, Plant, and Animal Interactions Drive Evolution
Consider compelling new evidence that Earth’s climate and the evolution of plant life may have prompted an explosion in the size and diversity of mammals following the massive extinction of the dinosaurs in this video from NOVA: Rise of the Mammals.