Animals

Insect apocalypse? Not so fast, at least in North America

Researchers have documented large population declines in beetles, including carabid beetles, like the one shown here. (Image: © OZGUR KEREM BULUR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images) In recent years, the notion of an insect apocalypse has become a hot topic in the conservation science community and has captured the public’s attention. Scientists who warn that this catastrophe is …

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Cretaceous ‘terror crocodile’ crushed dinosaurs with banana-size teeth

This enormous predator had jaws powerful enough to subdue massive dinosaur prey. A Deinosuchus, an ancient crocodylian with banana-size teeth, lunges at an Albertosaurus dinosaur. (Image: © National Geographic Image Collection / Alamy Stock Photo) An enormous Cretaceous crocodile relative hunted dinosaurs, ripping them apart using powerful jaws lined with teeth “the size of bananas,” researchers say. Known …

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