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Science  14 Nov 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5648, pp. 1142
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5648.1142a

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ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA-- From 15 to 18 October, 1000 paleontologists flocked to the banks of the Mississippi for SVP's 63rd annual meeting. A new study presented here shows that as dogs evolved to be bigger, they began to hunt larger prey--and tended to go extinct sooner.