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The Crossroads of History: America’s Great Biotic Interchange

Millions of years ago, Central America became an almost unparalleled highway for organism migration.

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Mammals Max's Random Ramblings

Avocados & Giants: Companionship Through Life and Death

Is there a connection between the avocados in your guacamole and extinct giant ground sloths? The answer may surprise you.

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The Fascinating Ancestry of the Sloth

While sloths today are lethargic tree-dwellers, their ancestors were different beasts entirely. But what happened to these wonderful animals? And what does Thomas Jefferson have to do with them?