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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most popular theories on the disappearance of the dinosaurs surrounds the 110 mile-wide Chicxulub crater in Mexico. Many scientists believe the extinction was caused by an asteroid that crashed into Earth, leaving only a massive crater behind. However, a group of American scientists is presenting a theory that the culprit was actually a speeding comet, not a relatively slow-moving asteroid as many theories assert....

2011-07-01 06:35:00

MERIDA, Mexico, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico International's senior agent Keith Heitke was honored to help a young Texas couple find the home of their dreams in Merida, Mexico. The entire buying experience was captured by HGTV's film crew and can be seen by clicking on or putting the following address into your web browser: http://www.hgtv.com/house-hunters-international/fiesta-filled-living-in-merida-mexico/index.html Merida, Yucatan, Mexico is renowned for its spectacular...

2011-03-28 07:05:00

MERIDA, Mexico, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico International's Senior Agent, Architect Henry Ponce, receives Mexico's highest accolades for his design work. 2008: First Place for "Best Restoration" by Architectural Digest Mexico 2009: Grand Prix of the Yucatan Biennial with the "Loft House" Calle 64 2009: Award with Honorable Mention for "Colonial Restoration" - Calle 51 2010: Silver Medal at the Mexico National Biennial, "Best Remodeling" - "Loft House" Calle 64 2010 Second Place...

2010-08-20 06:35:00

MERIDA, Mexico, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Being retired nowadays can be about more than playing golf or fishing. For John and Janet Luoma it's about remodeling a colonial home in Merida and raising a forest in the southern part of the State of Yucatan in Mexico. The Luomas, from Stillwater, Minnesota, started their adventure in Merida by renovating a colonial home to use for retirement. But John, who grew up on his father's farm and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Latin America, decided he...

2010-01-06 06:45:00

MERIDA, Mexico, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- HGTV's House Hunters International is airing a special program on buying a home in Merida, Mexico: "Hacienda Style in Historic Merida" (http://www.hgtv.com/house-hunters-international/hacienda-style-in-historic-merida/index.html). The show will air again on February 26, 2010. Mexico International is releasing a wonderful series of new videos that show the spectacular diversity of Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula. The series of videos highlights the...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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