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2009-05-29 06:45:00

According to a new study, volcanic eruptions in what is now present-day China may have been the cause of mass extinction 260 million years ago.

2009-04-28 14:58:15

A U.S. scientist says he's found evidence dinosaurs may have survived for 500,000 years in New Mexico and Colorado after the Cretaceous extinctions. Jim Fassett, an emeritus scientist with the U.S.

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2009-04-28 14:51:43

The Lost World, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's account of an isolated community of dinosaurs that survived the catastrophic extinction event 65 million years ago, has no less appeal now than it did when it was written a century ago.

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2009-03-30 09:05:00

Did volatile halogenated gases from giant salt lakes at the end of the Permian Age lead to a mass extinction of species?

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2009-03-02 13:35:07

New scientific findings by geologist Robert Gastaldo of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and colleagues call into question popular theories about the largest mass extinction in Earth's history.

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2009-01-25 16:15:00

A team of Danish researchers have now shown that unchecked global warming would lead to a dramatic expansion of low-oxygen areas zones in the global ocean by a factor of 10 or more.

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2008-10-01 10:15:00

Dinosaurs survived two mass extinctions and 50 million years before taking over the world and dominating ecosystems, according to new research published this week.

2008-08-09 12:00:42

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Who doesn't love a show about prehistoric monsters chasing people around the modern world? That's an oversimplification of the BBC America series "Primeval," but it does help explain the series' multigenerational appeal.

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2008-07-17 07:40:00

More than 93 million years ago, researchers say undersea volcanic activity caused mass extinction in the worlds' oceans.

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2008-05-02 09:45:00

Cardiff study suggests link between comet bombardment and movement through the galaxy


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