The Reason Why Saber-Toothed Tigers Went Extinct
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The Reason Why Saber-Toothed Tigers Went Extinct

Saber-tooth tigers. Cool, right? Well, maybe. At first, it kind of seems like it would be pretty crazy if saber-toothed tigers still roamed the American wilderness. But just imagine for a second if you had to worry about giant fanged […]

How We Domesticated Cats (Twice)
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How We Domesticated Cats (Twice)

When a group of French archaeologists landed on the island of Cyprus in 2001, they quickly found that they were … outnumbered. Despite having a population of about 1.2 million people, Cyprus turned out to have an even bigger population […]

The Ghostly Origins of the Big Cats
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The Ghostly Origins of the Big Cats

Thank you to ExpressVPN for supporting PBS They’re known for being stealthy, secretive, and hard to spot. And yet they deeply shape the places where they live, because they’re some of the largest apex predators on land: the big cats. […]

When Giant Deer Roamed Eurasia
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When Giant Deer Roamed Eurasia

It was a typical autumn day in 2018, when two fishermen set off into the waters of Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland. As they pulled up their net, they noticed something different among all the freshly caught fish: something very […]

The Raptor That Made Us Rethink Dinosaurs
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The Raptor That Made Us Rethink Dinosaurs

In 1964, a paleontologist named John Ostrom dug up some fascinating fossils from the mudstone of Montana. The fossils were of a slim, sleek dinosaur with sharp, curved claws on its feet, and a long tail supported by tendons that […]

The Missing Link That Wasn’t
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The Missing Link That Wasn’t

It’s 1912, and an amateur archaeologist named Charles Dawson came forward with a discovery that almost changed our understanding of human evolution. Almost. Dawson’s find was some unusual human-like skull fragments, and he showed them to the Keeper of Geology […]

The Rise and Fall of the Bone-Crushing Dogs
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The Rise and Fall of the Bone-Crushing Dogs

Thanks to WIX for supporting PBS Digital Studios In its day, it was quite literally top dog. By some estimates, it could grow as big as a brown bear. And with its powerful jaws and stout teeth, it was not […]

Eons Is Evolving! Join Us on Patreon!
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Eons Is Evolving! Join Us on Patreon!

We’ve wanted to create a show like Eons long before this channel became a reality. We’re a team of people who are passionate about natural history, and we were eager to to share the fascinating story of life on Earth. […]

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The Island of Huge Hamsters and Giant Owls

Greek and Roman mythology is full of stories about exotic islands that were home to weird and fearsome monsters — like one-eyed ogres, seductive sirens, and man-eating giants. And I’m here to tell you: Back in the late Miocene epoch, […]