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How Do Fossils Form?

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What kid hasn’t been fascinated with dinosaurs at one point or another? Thanks to the fossil record, we’re in a unique position to be able to look back in time at creatures that, unless we recreate a few...
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How Do Mountains Form?

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The surface of the Earth is an incredible place. It features expansive deserts, towering mountains, breathtaking canyons, and sparkling oceans that stretch for miles. Our unique planet is able to create these...
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Why Is the Equator Warmer?

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When the winter chill sets in and your hometown becomes a dull, gray, dreary place, don’t you long for a warmer climate? And when you think of vacation spots, islands in the Caribbean are probably close to...
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How Does Carbonation Occur?

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That familiar “psst” when you open a carbonated drink is a commonplace occurrence, and we often don’t stop to think about the cause. Sure, we know that things like soda cans are under pressure and that mass...
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Why Do We Have Leap Years?

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If you were born in a leap year, you’re used to the old joke. “Congrats, you’re finally X age!” which is inevitably a much younger age than the number of years you’ve existed on this planet. But because math...
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Why Did Dinosaurs Grow so Big?

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Anyone who has ever stood next to a reconstructed dinosaur skeleton knows this to be true: dinosaurs were huge! This is a generalization, of course, and not all species grew to enormous proportions. Out of...
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How Did Wolves Become Dogs?

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Picture a tiny, cuddly little dog with fluffy fur, droopy ears, and an adorable little face begging you to love them. Now picture a fierce wolf, with intelligent eyes, pointed ears that can hear your heart...
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What is the World's First City?

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Images of the Earth at night from the vantage point of space are stunning. They show just how far out humanity has spread, and our cities light up the planet like a beacon of civilization. What’s even more...
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How to Find Fossils

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Fossils are a tangible connection to a past that is lost to us. They remind us that we’ve only seen a fraction of what the Earth has had to offer over millions of years, and that we are a mere blink of an eye...
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What is a Mass Extinction Event?

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Some pretty hardcore things have happened in Earth’s history. Natural disasters have reshaped the landscape, species have risen to the top and fallen to the bottom, and planet-wide extinctions have shaped the...