For 65 million years dinosaurs ruled the Earth - until a deadly asteroid forced their extinction.
But what accounts for the incredible longevity of dinosaurs? A renowned scientist now provides a startling explanation that is rewriting the history of the Age of Dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs are pretty amazing creatures.
Real life monsters that have the power to fascinate us.
And they're fiery Hollywood ending only serves to make their story that much more dramatic.
But fossil evidence demonstrates that dinosaurs survived several mass extinctions, seemingly unaffected by catastrophes that decimated most other life on Earth.
What could explain their uncanny ability to endure through the ages? Biologist and earth scientist Peter Ward now accounts for the remarkable indestructibility of dinosaurs by connecting their unusual respiration system with their ability to adapt to Earth's changing environment - a system that was ultimately bequeathed to their descendants, birds.
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