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Honey, I shrunk the earthworm

The ancient relatives of modern dung beetles and earthworms were reduced in size by as much as 50 percent during the Earth’s last warming period, creating new concerns for agricultural scientists already worried about climbing temperatures and dwindling rainfall. The new research into dwarfism in soil dwelling organisms during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) era […]

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