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2009-07-14 10:50:00

Drifting across the world’s oceans are a group of unicellular marine microorganisms that are not only a crucial source of food for other marine life

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2009-05-07 13:27:52

An international team of geologists may have uncovered the answer to an age-old question - an ice-age-old question, that is. It appears that Earth's earliest ice age may have been due to the rise of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere, which consumed atmospheric greenhouse gases and chilled the earth.

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2009-05-04 13:06:32

A Princeton University geoscientist who has stirred controversy with her studies challenging a popular theory that an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs has compiled powerful new evidence asserting her position.

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2009-04-27 09:15:00

The enduringly popular theory that the Chicxulub crater holds the clue to the demise of the dinosaurs, along with some 65 percent of all species 65 million years ago, is challenged in a new paper published Monday.

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2009-03-27 09:31:44

Large size and a fast bite spelled doom for bony fishes during the last mass extinction 65 million years ago, according to a new study to be published March 31, 2009, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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2009-01-21 07:30:00

According to researchers, brainpower may have enabled birds to survive in the midst of mass extinction.

2008-10-21 15:00:16

U.S. scientists say the Earth is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals, with nearly 50 percent of all species disappearing. Biologists at the University of California-Santa Barbara say they are working to determine which species must be saved.

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2008-10-07 10:34:46

In geology as in cancer research, the silver bullet theory always gets the headlines and nearly always turns out to be wrong. For geologists who study mass extinctions, the silver bullet is a giant asteroid plunging to earth.

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2008-08-31 10:00:00

It was the greatest mass murder of all time - poison everywhere, billions slain - but the killers have never been positively identified.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.