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Scientists Say Earliest Snakes Lived Alongside The Dinosaurs

Scientists Say Earliest Snakes Lived Alongside The Dinosaurs

Newsy (Jan. 28, 2015) Wrongly categorized as lizard fossils, snake fossils now show the reptile could have developed earlier than we thought — 70 million years earlier. Video provided by Newsy
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Firestorms Didn't Cause Dinosaur Extinction, Study Finds

Firestorms Didn't Cause Dinosaur Extinction, Study Finds

Newsy (Jan. 22, 2015) New research suggests the heat generated by a suspected asteroid or comet impact wasn't enough to kick off planet-wide firestorms. Video provided by Newsy
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Rare Frilled Shark Gives Anchors The Creeps

Rare Frilled Shark Gives Anchors The Creeps

Newsy (Jan. 22, 2015) News anchors react to images of a frilled shark, often described as a living fossil, caught off the coast of Australia. Video provided by Newsy
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300-Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals Fish Saw In Color

300-Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals Fish Saw In Color

Newsy (Dec. 24, 2014) A 300-million-year-old fish fossil discovered in Kansas has evidence of photoreceptor eye tissue. It's the earliest known display of seeing in color. Video provided by Newsy
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