January 18, 2022

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4 Mysterious Extinctions from Earth’s History

Nowadays, we’re pretty confident about how the dinosaurs died out, but there are still other extinctions throughout Earth’s history, some big, some small, that remain unsolved.

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Something mysteriously wiped out about 90 percent of sharks 19 million years ago


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Recreating Neaderthal Face
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