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Fossil Burrows Shed Light on Great Plains' Roots

Fossil Burrows Shed Light on Great Plains' Roots

The Great Plains didn't evolve in a vacuum. Ancient rodents helped shape the ecosystem we know today. Fossil burrows are helping scientists figure out how.

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Producer's Notes – Science on the SPOT: Lupe the Mammoth Comes to Life

Producer's Notes – Science on the SPOT: Lupe the Mammoth Comes to Life

UC Museum of Paleontology graduate student Kaitlin Maguire describes her behind-the-scenes experiences working to bring a mammoth exhibit to life at the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.

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Science on the SPOT: Lupe the Mammoth Comes to Life

Science on the SPOT: Lupe the Mammoth Comes to Life

In 2005, a partial skeleton of a juvenile mammoth was discovered along the Guadalupe River near downtown San Jose. A full-scale replica is now featured in a new exhibit at the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose. Learn more with Kaitlin Maguire from the UC Museum of Paleontology about these majestic creatures that roamed the Bay Area during the Ice Age.

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New Fossils from the Caldecott Tunnel

New Fossils from the Caldecott Tunnel

Paleontologists have shown new fossils from beneath the Berkeley Hills, where the Caldecott Tunnel is being expanded with a fourth bore.

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Meet Our Newest Relative

Meet Our Newest Relative

Scientists identified a new human relative just using DNA from a fossilized finger. Using this DNA they showed more non Homo sapien DNA in modern humans. First Neanderthals, now Denisovans. Who knows what DNA we'll find next.

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