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Canberra Times
'They're yours': Museum to showcase its gems from deep storage stop from oohing and aahing. Here you'll find rainforest moths the size of you
Canberra Times / Posted 6 hours ago
stop from oohing and aahing. Here you'll find rainforest moths the size of your head, stuffed huskies that once worked in Antarctica, and a squat, blob-shaped fish from the deep Pacific. Di Bray, senior collection manager of vertebrate zoology,... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
This week in odd news: Fatberg on display and a 'java jam'is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 7 hours ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
The Instability of the East Antarctic Ice Sheetsheet on the planet. It's also thought to be among the most stable, not gaining
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 10 hours ago
sheet on the planet. It's also thought to be among the most stable, not gaining or losing mass even as ice sheets in West Antarctica and Greenland shrink. Washington DC - infoZine - But new research, led by The University of Texas at Austin and... Read more
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Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
This week in odd news: Fatberg on display and a 'java jam'is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette / Posted 12 hours ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released... Read more
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Daily Herald
This week in odd news: Fatberg on display and a 'java jam'is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
Daily Herald / Posted 13 hours ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Unnoticed, underneath your feet - The global earthworm invas...for our plants. Hidden under our feet, they are powerful ecosystem engineers an
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 14 hours ago
for our plants. Hidden under our feet, they are powerful ecosystem engineers and can be found on every continent except Antarctica. But in Minnesota and other parts of North America, in forests once covered by glaciers, European earthworms are a... Read more
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The Border Mail
Museum gems surface from storage to shine once morestop from oohing and aahing. Here you'll find rainforest moths the size of you
The Border Mail / Posted 14 hours ago
stop from oohing and aahing. Here you'll find rainforest moths the size of your head, stuffed huskies that once worked in Antarctica, and a squat, blob-shaped fish from the deep Pacific. That "wow factor" is the effect curators are aiming for... Read more
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The Courier
Museum gems surface from storage to shine once morestop from oohing and aahing. Here you'll find rainforest moths the size of you
The Courier / Posted 14 hours ago
stop from oohing and aahing. Here you'll find rainforest moths the size of your head, stuffed huskies that once worked in Antarctica, and a squat, blob-shaped fish from the deep Pacific. That "wow factor" is the effect curators are aiming for... Read more
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The Age
'They're yours': Museum to showcase its gems from deep storage stop from oohing and aahing. Here you'll find rainforest moths the size of you
The Age / Posted 14 hours ago
stop from oohing and aahing. Here you'll find rainforest moths the size of your head, stuffed huskies that once worked in Antarctica, and a squat, blob-shaped fish from the deep Pacific. Di Bray, senior collection manager of vertebrate zoology,... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'They're yours': Museum to showcase its gems from deep storage stop from oohing and aahing. Here you'll find rainforest moths the size of you
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 14 hours ago
stop from oohing and aahing. Here you'll find rainforest moths the size of your head, stuffed huskies that once worked in Antarctica, and a squat, blob-shaped fish from the deep Pacific. Di Bray, senior collection manager of vertebrate zoology,... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
This week in odd news: Fatberg on display and a 'java jam'is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 15 hours ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released... Read more
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The Courier Express Newspapers
This week in odd news: Fatberg on display and a 'java jam'is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
The Courier Express Newspapers / Posted 15 hours ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
This week in odd news: Fatberg on display and a 'java jam'is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 15 hours ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
This week in odd news: Fatberg on display and a 'java jam'is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 15 hours ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
This week in odd news: Fatberg on display and a 'java jam'is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 15 hours ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released... Read more
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asianage
NASA Scientists Embark on Extreme Antarctic Trekthe elevation of ice sheets and track change over time. Even small amounts of m
asianage / Posted 18 hours ago
the elevation of ice sheets and track change over time. Even small amounts of melt across areas as vast as Greenland or Antarctica can result in large amounts of meltwater contributing to sea level rise. To help document this, ICESat-2's height... Read more
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CBS News
What created these giant cubes in Antarctic ice?Antarctica isn't just a land of ice — sometimes, in some places, it appears to
CBS News / Posted yesterday
Antarctica isn't just a land of ice — sometimes, in some places, it appears to be a land of giant ice cubes. But why? How do these huge, rectangular formations appear in the inhuman, irregular landscape of the southern continent? The image above,... Read more
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The Hindu
Breeze through the exotic: what's trending aboard luxury cruise linersof Thrones, or the need to see the glaciers before global warming gets us all,
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
of Thrones, or the need to see the glaciers before global warming gets us all, but ice-capped destinations, from Alaska to Antarctica, are all the rage. Silver Cloud, from Polar Cruises, is a luxury expedition ship headed to Antarctica and comes... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Year ender 2017: How the world conspired this yearEarthers have a strong belief that Earth is a disk and the Arctic circle is in
Decclan Chronicle / Posted yesterday
Earthers have a strong belief that Earth is a disk and the Arctic circle is in the middle. They also believe the Antarctica is a giant ice wall that was built around the planet to prevent us from falling off the edge. "There is a growing... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
How an ill-fated 1947 Antarctic voyage sparked Australia's research missionestablished a camp that has become known as the first steps in what would be Au
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
established a camp that has become known as the first steps in what would be Australia's post-war research expansion into Antarctica. "The place has an air of quiet menace and a habit of springing deadly surprises," Professor Grahame Budd... Read more
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The Times of Northwest Indiana
Today's quirky news: Rookie bomb-sniffing dog at Chicago's Midway International Airport has pooping problemis known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
The Times of Northwest Indiana / Posted 2 days ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released... Read more
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The Mercury News
What did we stream on Netflix in 2017?Things” shows up more than once. Check out this graphic full of interesting fa
The Mercury News / Posted 2 days ago
Things” shows up more than once. Check out this graphic full of interesting facts. Who knew you could get Netflix in Antarctica? And here are the lists. How many of these shows did you watch in 2017? Is there a show you loved that didn’t... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Giant penguins as big as humans may have waddled around Earth 59 million years agoFarah, who stands 5ft 9in (1.75m) and weighs around 128lbs (58kg). By contrast
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Farah, who stands 5ft 9in (1.75m) and weighs around 128lbs (58kg). By contrast, the biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, is less than 4ft (1.2m) tall. Dr Gerald Mayr, of the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, said: “We... Read more
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Technode
4 takeaways from Ctrip's Polar Travel Report · TechNodepeople love the North Pole Ctrip travel data shows that the age of customers i
Technode / Posted 2 days ago
people love the North Pole Ctrip travel data shows that the age of customers is polarized (get it?). The South Pole and Antarctica travel products were purchased mainly by people over the age of 46, accounting for 58%. Ctrip travel experts... Read more
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Fortune
New Study Shows Sea Levels Could Rise Twice as Much as Originally Predictedgas emissions continue on their current high trajectory. National Geographic e
Fortune / Posted 2 days ago
gas emissions continue on their current high trajectory. National Geographic explains that the ice covering East Antarctica, which is more than 12,000 feet thick in many places, has long been considered more stable and permanent than the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
20 holidays for 2018 that are cheapest if you book nowand including a two-night stay in Buenos Aires worth £450. Book by December 22.
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
and including a two-night stay in Buenos Aires worth £450. Book by December 22.11. Chart the Antarctic Spring comes to Antarctica in November and the short season, ending in March, combined with the small size of the ships (some are limited to... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguinis known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 2 days ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released... Read more
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International Business Times
Stone Age secrets trapped in oldest ice core ever drilled that is the size of Empire State building the world. Ice cores are essentially cylinders of ice drilled out of a glacier
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
the world. Ice cores are essentially cylinders of ice drilled out of a glacier or an ice sheet and generally come from Antarctica and Greenland. According to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the oldest known ice cores were found in Greenland... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguinis known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 2 days ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released... Read more
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International Business Times
Melting Antarctic ice sheet more unstable than thought, could flood major US cities Florida. The massive East Antarctic ice sheet has long been considered more st
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
Florida. The massive East Antarctic ice sheet has long been considered more stable and permanent than the sheets in West Antarctica and Greenland. However, in a new study published in journal Nature, researchers have posited that certain regions... Read more
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The Register
Reminder: Vast majority of serfs toiling away as Mechanical Turks for megabucks Amazon earn less than min wagedoesn't quite have the heroic ring of explorer Ernest Shackleton's famous ad se
The Register / Posted 2 days ago
doesn't quite have the heroic ring of explorer Ernest Shackleton's famous ad seeking companions for his expedition to Antarctica. But it's a fair approximation of the pitch for Amazon Mechanical Turk, the e-commerce behemoth's cheap labor... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
NZ 'monster bird' bones reveal an ancient penguinby G Mayr/Senckenberg Research Institute, CC BY-ND Two isolated fragments of f
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
by G Mayr/Senckenberg Research Institute, CC BY-ND Two isolated fragments of fossil penguin bones from Antarctica reported previously may be from a larger penguin, which has been estimated to be up to two metres long. But this... Read more
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Mashable
Seas may rise by 8 feet this century inundating land that's home to 153 million peopleChange (IPCC) in 2014. Median sea level rise projections including the newest
Mashable / Posted 3 days ago
Change (IPCC) in 2014. Median sea level rise projections including the newest results that incorporate new findings on Antarctica. Image: climate central The IPCC did not incorporate the possibility that the Antarctic Ice Sheet could become... Read more
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Business Insider Australia
The top 10 science stories of 2017has been a big year for science. From exploding neutron stars to a crashing sp
Business Insider Australia / Posted 3 days ago
has been a big year for science. From exploding neutron stars to a crashing spacecraft, huge icebergs breaking away from Antarctica to genetically modified skin. The Australian Science Media Centre, an independent, not-for-profit service for the... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Neil Silverwood Wins NZ Geographic Photographer of the Yearof light, but it's always associated with mountains, snow and the extremes. He
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
of light, but it's always associated with mountains, snow and the extremes. He has just arrived home from six weeks in Antarctica, where he participated in a Deep Field Traverse, one of the longest and most difficult New Zealand-led scientific... Read more
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Philly.com
Antarctica checklist: Gummies, Reese's cups, and EKGs as Rutgers students ready for epic journeyThree Rutgers University seniors jumped at the chance to travel to opposite end
Philly.com / Posted 3 days ago
Three Rutgers University seniors jumped at the chance to travel to opposite ends of Antarctica this month to help researchers gather data on the effects of climate change. But to land the coveted spots offered by the School of Environmental and... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Swallows and Amazons actress Sophie Neville explores Arthur Ransome's Lakelandbeing 12 years-old at the time, I needed to embark on a voyage of exploration t
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
being 12 years-old at the time, I needed to embark on a voyage of exploration to refresh my memory. My quest began in ‘Antarctica’, as Titty called the southern end of Windermere, where we spent our first day filming on the Haverthwaite Steam... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Overhaul archaic road lawsthe world have achieved. In January 2008, she made history as the first Americ
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
the world have achieved. In January 2008, she made history as the first American to complete a 600-mile traverse from west Antarctica to the South Pole following the route of legendary explorer Reinhold Messner. Levine completed this arduous... Read more
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KECI Missoula
A local's guide to Ushuaia, Argentinadel Fuego National Park, engaging in winter sports at Cerro Castor, and is a st
KECI Missoula / Posted 3 days ago
del Fuego National Park, engaging in winter sports at Cerro Castor, and is a starting point for expeditions to nearby Antarctica (Freestyle Adventure Travel can get you there last minute and at a decent price). For travelers who want a more... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguinis known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
Bangor Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released Tuesday by the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Christmas books 2017: the best for armchair travellersthe website Dronestagram, set up in 2013 by another French pioneer, the entrepr
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
the website Dronestagram, set up in 2013 by another French pioneer, the entrepreneur Eric Dupin. Embracing locations from Antarctica to Vietnam, and subjects from wildlife to weddings, it is curated by the renowned picture editor Ayperi Karabuda... Read more
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Business Insider Australia
Fossils found in New Zealand reveal an ancient, colossal 'monster bird' penguin that was as tall as a humanReconstruction by G Mayr/Senckenberg Research Institute, CC BY-ND Two isolated
Business Insider Australia / Posted 3 days ago
Reconstruction by G Mayr/Senckenberg Research Institute, CC BY-ND Two isolated fragments of fossil penguin bones from Antarctica reported previously may be from a larger penguin, which has been estimated to be up to two metres long. But this... Read more
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International Business Times
Psychic who predicted Trump's win and Brexit vote outcome warns about major earthquake in New Zealand predictions for next year, the psychic said, the southern seas could become imp
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
predictions for next year, the psychic said, the southern seas could become impassable due to a massive ice shelf break in Antarctica. The event could disrupt the whole southern seas, he adds. "We're not just going to see bits breaking off, we're... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Netflix users watched 140 million hours of TV per day in 2017members around the world watched more than 140 million hours per day in 2017, a
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
members around the world watched more than 140 million hours per day in 2017, according to a news release. Even Antarctica was included in the binge-watching stats (they watched all of “Shameless,” according to the report.) Mexico took... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Nature at its most breathtakingANIMALS: Wildlife Foundation Tracks Whales With Suction Tags April 121:14 Whal
Adelaide Now / Posted 3 days ago
ANIMALS: Wildlife Foundation Tracks Whales With Suction Tags April 121:14 Whale numbers in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, are being monitored by scientists and WWF Australia. The tallying, as well as the whales’ habits, are being observed through... Read more
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asianage
Human-sized ancient Penguin found at New Zealandis known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
asianage / Posted 3 days ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguinis known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released... Read more
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Canberra Times
Ancient human-sized penguins once inhabited New Zealand, say researchersmarine reptiles that dominated the seas, clearing the way for fish-eating diver
Canberra Times / Posted 4 days ago
marine reptiles that dominated the seas, clearing the way for fish-eating divers like penguins. Kumimanu lived long before Antarctica's glaciation. At the time, New Zealand and Antarctica were subtropical. "It's a common myth that penguins only... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Giant Prehistoric Penguins Once Swam Off The Coast Of New Zealandfor example, Anthropornis nordenskjoeldi, which was similar in size to the newl
KERA North Texas / Posted 4 days ago
for example, Anthropornis nordenskjoeldi, which was similar in size to the newly discovered species. It lived in Antarctica between 33 to 45 million years ago. Then there wasIcadyptes salasi, which was almost 5 feet tall and lived in what... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Ancient Penguin Was As Big As A Humanis known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. T
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 4 days ago
is known only from a fragment of leg bone, making a size estimate difficult. The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. Mayr and others describe the giant creature in a paper released... Read more
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