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Genetic “Mistake” 500 Million Years Ago Created Humans

Image: Carol MacKintosh Meet the lancelet, our distant cousin. Over 500 million years ago, a creature just like this one made a genetic "mistake", resulting in doublings of genes which triggered the evolution of [...]

8 Prehistoric Creatures from Your Nightmares

We see fossil reconstructions or illustrations of species that have come and gone and we sometimes say, “Come on now, that can’t be real!” Or maybe you don’t, but I have, because these creatures look like they came from a horror film or a child’s most frightening nightmares. 1. The Creature: Platybelodon The Nightmare: Pink Elephants on [...]