Super-Strength of Ancient Beasts

Premiere DateNov 10, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:20 The Daily Beat pt. 1 Blaire van Valkenburgh
03:35 The Daily Beat pt. 2 Prehistoric Carnivores and Herbivores
08:20 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Saber-tooth tigers vs. Mastodons
12:11 The Daily Beat Outro
12:20 Needs Baio
15:45 Finish

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This week on the Daily Beat: We look at the gigantic sides to science and technology, from its history to present day.

Today on the Daily Beat, Tuesday November 10, 2015: Part 2 with our interview with Blaire van Valkenburgh. She has dedicated her life to studying these ferocious beasts of yesteryear. As a paleontologist and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA, Valkenburgh uncovers Pleistocene-era teeth and examines them to determine exactly how these predators survived.

“For a while, scientists would often underestimate how much larger these predators were compared to modern ones,” Valkenburgh explains. “Take lions, for instance. In the old world, they were at least 50 percent larger than the biggest ones alive today.”

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HOST Lisa Autz
Lisa Autz is a staff writer, as well as Host of The Daily Beat and Co-Host of Third Eye Weekly. Lisa has a background in journalism and economics. She enjoys working on stories that shed light on the…

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