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Ornithopoda Tooth: You Eat Like a Bird

This tooth comes from a really old vegetarian—65-67 million years old.

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Coast Live Oak Tree 2: Give Me Shelter

Early Native Americans used acorns from this long-lived tree for food and its canopy as a sun block.

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Nature Gardens

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Egyptian Tom-Tom: Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Early sound effects devices, like this one, were improvised and primitively constructed.

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Rotunda

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Ceratosaurus Vertebra

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Ceratosaurus Vertebra

This sizeable and intricately curved specimen belonged to a meat eater that prowled in what is today Utah.

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Tally Stick: Tally-Ho!

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Tally Stick: Tally-Ho!

A tally stick was a memory aid, and helpful tool, for cattle ranchers keeping records.

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Becoming Los Angeles

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Nova Agave 4: Living Sculpture

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Nova Agave 4: Living Sculpture

Protected by leathery leaves and spines, this plant also has a delicate side—a gorgeous six-foot flower spike.

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Modern Fruit Bat Arm: Mammal Super Hero

Bats are the only mammals that can fly — thanks to hands that evolved into wings.

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Arroyo Willow 3: Nature's Nurse

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Arroyo Willow 3: Nature's Nurse

Thank this plant and its gnarly roots for the acid used to make aspirin.

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Whale Stomach Bolus: You Aren't What You Eat

After this fossil whale stomach was treated in a lab, undigested fish and shark parts were revealed.

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Orange Tree 3: You Always Pick Me

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Orange Tree 3: You Always Pick Me

The squeezing began in the 1800s, when Spanish missionaries carted the sun-worshipping citrus to California.

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Preprismatoolithus Egg 4

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Preprismatoolithus Egg 4

Eggs and nests provide clues to how dinosaurs reproduced and cared for their babies.

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Theropod Toe Bone: Toe-y Montana

This toe from the predatory theropod, discovered in the Montana badlands, is roughly 67-65 million years old.

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Columbian Mammoth Jaw: South of the Border Find

This species ranged from Washington to Central America, and this specimen was discovered in Jalisco, Mexico.

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Propeller Plant 3: If You Could Fly

Helicopter-blade-shaped leaves make the red-flowered succulent look ready for a blazing takeoff.

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Triceratops Finger 2: A Few Pointers

Studying skeletal specimens like this finger bone helps scientists learn how these creatures moved.

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Spheroolithus Egg 3

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Spheroolithus Egg 3

This is part of a Chinese fossil discovery

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Shasta Ground Sloth Dung

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Shasta Ground Sloth Dung

Believe it or not, this rarely preserved dung specimen is a precious commodity for our scientists.

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Ornithomimid Claw: Raise a Hand For Ostriches

This dinosaur had long, slender arms with powerful hook-like claws

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Triceratops Finger 1: A Few Pointers

Studying skeletal specimens like this finger bone helps scientists learn how these creatures moved.

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Sauropod Vertebra: I've Got Your Back

This brute lived nearly 150 million years ago in modern day Utah.

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