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A geomagnetic curveball 42,000 years ago changed our planet forever
The future is unpredictable—just ask the Neanderthals.
Dire wolves are actually ice age mega-foxes
Think less Winterfell, more massive red fox.
Climate change probably contributed to the woolly rhino’s rapid demise
The fuzzy blonde Pleistocene animals couldn't stand the heat.
Humans have partnered with sled dogs for 9,500 years
Huskies and malamutes have ancient cousins dating back to the Pleistocene, new research shows.
The asteroid collision that changed life on Earth forever—without killing the dinosaurs
Dust from falling meteorites likely cooled the Earth's climate, leading to a boost in life in the oceans.
A warming climate spelled doom for giant ice-age beavers
The now-extinct giant beaver once lived from Florida to Alaska.
Ancient climate change may have dragged the wild horses away
Maybe that's why none exist today.
Something weird is happening to the Gulf Stream current
And that could mean trouble.
From the archives: 100 years of mastodon fossil fascination
It's almost easy to find mastodon bones in the United States
Why big animals can’t take a little rain
Giant sloths and saber-toothed tigers, oh my