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Stories tagged by 'American West'

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    This Looks Like a Primate

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    Was Leidy an evolutionist?
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  • micrograph of fish scales from 1874 and 2010

    A Minnow's Life History

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    How did a recent study on minnows connect contemporary Academy researchers to 19th-century Curator Edward Drinker Cope?
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  • photo of a colorado potato beetle

    Before It Went Bad

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    How did a tiny beetle become an invasive species?
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  • Photo of Ferdinant Vandiveer Hayden

    Considered Harmless

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    Why did the Sioux believe an 1850s fossil collector was an odd character?
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  • photo of archaeologists examining artifacts

    Ice Age Discovery

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    What did an Academy expedition reveal about life during the Pleistocene era?
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  • Coyote illustration by John James Audubon

    Catching the Wily Coyote

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    Why was it so hard for Academy explorers to catch a coyote?
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  • illustrations of fossil mammals

    Ancient Fauna

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    How did the world learn about the paleontological treasures of the American West?
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  • illustration of Thomas Nuttall

    Old Curious

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    Why was an English gentleman collecting shells and stones on a California beach in the 1830s?
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