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2010-11-30 14:05:58

Australian marine scientists have expressed disquiet over the continued worldwide spread of large, dead zones in the ocean.

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2010-11-01 10:05:00

The meters-long, carnivorous "shrimp" from hell that once ruled the seas of Earth a half billion years ago may have been a real softy, it turns out.

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2010-05-18 07:23:07

A mass extinction of fish 360 million years ago hit the reset button on Earth's life, setting the stage for modern vertebrate biodiversity.

2010-04-07 08:49:56

Deep under the Mediterranean Sea small animals have been discovered that live their entire lives without oxygen and surrounded by 'poisonous' sulphides.

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2010-03-23 12:05:00

Volcanic activity more than 200 million years ago may have helped dinosaurs become and remain the world's dominant species by causing the mass extinction of rivals, researchers claim in a recent study.

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2010-02-12 07:46:41

A research team led by biogeochemists at the University of California, Riverside has developed a detailed and dynamic three-dimensional model of Earth's early ocean chemistry that can significantly advance our understanding of how early animal life evolved on the planet.

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2009-10-02 13:11:47

Tiny organisms that covered the planet more than 250 million years ago appear to be a species of ancient fungus that thrived in dead wood.

2009-09-02 08:10:00

GEOLOGY includes studies of the Fraser River delta, British Columbia; the impact of global climate change on microfossil communities; alluvial fans in Taiwan; earthquake ruptures

2009-08-06 14:54:19

Global calamities like the one that doomed most dinosaurs forever alter the varieties of life found on Earth, but new research shows that it doesn't take a catastrophe to end entire lineages.

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2009-07-30 16:15:00

Evidence indicates that it is highly unlikely that a comet crash would result in Earth’s demise, researchers at the University of Washington said on Thursday.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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