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2011-11-18 02:49:21

A cosmic one-two punch of colossal volcanic eruptions and meteorite strikes likely caused the mass-extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous period that is famous for killing the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, according to two Princeton University reports that reject the prevailing theory that the extinction was caused by a single large meteorite. Princeton-led researchers found that a trail of dead plankton spanning half a million years provides a timeline that links the mass...

2008-10-14 00:00:33

BANGALORE: Take Earth Sciences to the grassroots and broadbase its reach by making it part of school curriculum. This is the primary objective of the Geological Society of India (GSI) as it gears up for its golden jubilee celebrations to be held at IISc's National Science Seminar Complex on Sunday and Monday. The celebrations also include technical sessions by geological scientists from India and abroad on the pressing earth science issues. Seven books will be released on the occasion....


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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