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Large Mammals Of Younger Dryas Wiped Out By Asteroid
2013-09-03 06:40:55

[ Watch the Video: Younger Dryas Impact Wiped Out Large Mammals ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists long fascinated with trying to understand a dramatic global climate shift have revealed new evidence that could explain a few things. A new study, funded by the National Science Foundation and to be published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Early Edition, has found that a cataclysmic asteroid or comet impact in the...

2009-04-22 09:51:01

Dartmouth researchers link it to catalytic convertersDartmouth researchers have determined that the presence of the rare element osmium is on the rise globally. They trace this increase to the consumption of refined platinum, the primary ingredient in catalytic converters, the equipment commonly installed in cars to reduce smog. A volatile form of osmium is generated during platinum refinement and also during the normal operation of cars, and it gets dispersed globally through the...

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2005-06-07 18:01:10

Two Dartmouth researchers have weighed in on the debate over whether the presence of methane gas on Mars indicates life on the red planet. Mukul Sharma, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, and Chris Oze, a postdoctoral fellow, argue that the Martian methane could have been produced by inorganic processes just as easily as by bacteria. In their paper published online in May in the American Geophysical Union's journal, Geophysical Research Letters, Sharma and Oze describe how methane on Mars...


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