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Key to Surviving Extinction May Be: Live Fast, Die Young

The old phrase "live fast, die young" may not be a particularly good personal philosophy, but it could be a winner for species living in hard times — like now. Land and sea creatures are disappearing at an alarming rate, in what some scientists refer to as the Sixth Mass Extinction. So researchers from the Field Museum in Chicago decided to look back at fossil records to see whether they could find some clues to which animals survived the worst die-off in the planet’s history...

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