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Comet May Have Caused Chicxulub Crater And Dinosaur Extinction
2013-03-24 05:34:56

According to Jason Moore from Dartmouth College, who presented a study at the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, evidence from the Chicxulub crater suggests there are possibilities beyond an asteroid impact.

Megavolcanoes Led To End-Triassic Extinction Allowing Dinosaurs To Evolve
2013-03-22 04:19:11

Popular theory suggests that a massive asteroid smashed into Earth around 65 million years ago wiping most life, including the dinosaurs, off the face of the earth. But scientists have found evidence of another planetary cataclysm that occurred some 135 million years before the Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction (CPE) event.

Research Provides New Insight Into Snowball Earth Duration
2013-02-28 21:17:15

About 635 million years ago, our world was covered in ice during an event called "Snowball Earth," and new details provide a new insight on the duration of this event.

Extinction Drives Plant Biodiversity As Much As Evolution
2013-02-14 08:57:43

Studying plant diversity in South East Australia and South Africa, researchers have found that extinction may have a greater influence on biodiversity than evolution.

Evidence Supports Dinosaur Extinction Level Event
2013-02-07 19:14:22

Scientists have winnowed the precision of the dates regarding the extinction of the dinosaur and the well-known impact that occurred around the same time.

Climate Changes After Mass Extinction Modeled By Researchers
2012-12-22 07:09:20

While it has long been assumed plant and animal life took a long time to recover following the largest mass extinction to date, researchers from the University of Zurich have discovered new evidence to suggest they may have bounced back sooner than previously believed.

Cretaceous Extinction Worsened By Ecosystem Structures
2012-10-30 04:17:18

A mass extinction, wiping out numerous species including the dinosaurs, marked the end of the Cretaceous Period. A new study reveals that the structure of North American ecosystems made the extinction worse than it might have been.

Permian Extinction Was Beginning Of 5-Million-Year Deadly Heat Wave
2012-10-19 09:27:25

Life about 250 million years ago was hard to come by. In fact, it was nearly non-existent. Scientists, studying why this period, known as the end-Permian event, lasted so long and have found a key ingredient: heat.

Early Evolution Linked To Climate Change And Oxygen Levels
2012-09-28 11:50:55

Geochemists from the University of California, Riverside teamed up with an international team of scientists to uncover new evidence linking together extreme climate change, elevation of oxygen levels and early animal evolution.

Clovis Impact Theory Back Under The Microscope
2012-09-19 04:41:40

Disregard of three critical protocols explains why a group challenging the theory of a North American meteor-impact event approximately 12,900 years ago failed to find iron and silica rich magnetic particles in the sites they investigated.


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immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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