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2011-07-22 06:20:00

The release of a huge amount of methane gas may have caused a massive, prehistoric extinction that gave way to the arrival of dinosaurs as the dominant life form on earth, according to a new study.

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2011-04-26 08:00:00

A new study finds that the closing of some European airports last year during and after volcanic eruptions in Iceland was the proper thing to do, and may have saved lives.

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2010-03-08 15:35:39

A team of scientists has discovered that the drastic decline in Arctic musk ox populations that began roughly 12,000 years ago was due to a warming climate rather than to human hunting.

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2009-09-10 05:25:00

Analysis of a rock type found only in the world's oldest oceans has shed new light on how large animals first got a foothold on the Earth.

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2008-06-10 10:27:57

Scandinavian scientists believe they may have discovered a gene that could prevent people from eating levels of the poisonous metal arsenic, which can be absorbed by crops like rice.


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  • To give a box on the ear to.
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