Paleontology is a historical science focused on explaining life on earth. The study of fossils can help us answer the question of where we came from.
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Dinosaur eggs and the embryos inside can teach us a lot about dinosaur reproduction and behavior. But how do scientists get the rocky embryos out from the equally rocky shells?
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By Josh Clark