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Cambrian Explosion Trigger Found In Grand Canyon
2012-04-20 04:50:27

Millions of years ago, the creatures who would become the ancestors of all life, animals and humans alike, were simple, sometimes composed of individual cells. Evolution had been slow, with very little diversification. Then, as the waters began to shift and separate exposing new areas of land to air and daylight, this slow evolution began to explode into activity. Referred to as the Cambrian Explosion, this diversification is estimated to have taken several million years itself, breeding many...

2012-02-28 11:52:53

The March GSA TODAY, the Geological Society of America´s open-access science and news magazine, is now online at http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/22/3/. This month´s science article, by Todd LaMaskin of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, presents uranium-lead dating analyses of detrital zircon grains in Paleozoic-Mesozoic basin sediments in the Cordillera of western North America. LaMaskin's analysis shows a systematic variation in age distribution within...

2011-10-03 14:16:45

Harsh living conditions caused by major fluctuations in the carbon content and sea levels, overacidification and oxygen deficiency in the seas triggered the largest mass extinction of all time at the end of the Permian era 252 million years ago. Life on Earth was also anything but easy after the obliteration of over 90 percent of all species: Throughout the entire Early Triassic era, metazoan-dominated reefs were replaced by microbial deposits. Researchers had always assumed it took the Earth...

2011-06-10 09:59:00

MONTPELLIER, France, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 15th 2011 CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com and CosmeticsDesign.com USA will launch the industry's first ever virtual trade show (VTS) focusing on the industry hot topic, skin care. Skin care continues to be the most innovative category in the cosmetics and personal care industry and in 2010 the global market was valued at $80bn. This is forecast to increase to $91bn by 2014, with growth in the emerging markets set to be...

2011-05-25 07:00:00

BANGOR, Maine, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a time for reckless abandon, of char-grilled fish eaten at the water's edge, melon ice-cream melting over your chin, skinny-dipping and the smell of sun-tan lotion, coconut-based cocktails shared at twilight, and the squeak of fine white sand as you wander hand-in-hand down to the ocean. Summer is seen as the finest season for so many reasons: for children it's the freedom of no school, for adults the period to unwind, and for new-found...

2011-05-10 13:08:00

CALGARY, Alberta, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crescent Point Energy Corp. ("Crescent Point" or the "Company") plans to report its first quarter 2011 financial and operating results via news release on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at approximately 7 a.m. MT (9 a.m. ET). Crescent Point management will host a conference call the same day at 10 a.m. MT (12 p.m. ET) to discuss the results and outlook for the Company. Participants can access the conference call by dialing...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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