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Anthropologist contributes to major study of large animal extinction

Anthropologist contributed a large, multi-institutional study explaining how the human-influenced mass extinction of giant carnivores and herbivores of North America fundamentally changed the biodiversity and landscape of the continent. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Division by subtraction: Extinction of large mammal species likely drove survivors apart

A new study suggests that the extinctions of mammoths, dire wolves and other large mammal species in North America drove surviving species to distance themselves from their neighbors, reducing interactions as predators and prey, territorial competitors or scavengers. The discovery … Continue reading

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Fossil evidence of large flowering trees in N. America 15 millions years earlier

A newly discovered fossil suggests that large, flowering trees grew in North America by the Turonian age, showing that these large trees were part of the forest canopies there nearly 15 million years earlier than previously thought. Researchers found the … Continue reading

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Large igneous provinces contribute to ups and downs in atmospheric carbon dioxide

Modelling the location of large igneous provinces for the past 400 million years shows that their eruptions and subsequent weathering modulate global climate. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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One other Giant Yellow Diamond Unearthed

This 34.17-carat yellow diamond is the most important fancy-coloured tough Alrosa has recovered this yr. Alrosa has recovered a 34.17-carat fancy vivid yellow tough diamond in northeastern Russia, the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for … Continue reading

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Giant Meteorite Impacts Drove Plate-tectonic Processes on the Early Earth

A world research led by researchers at Macquarie College has uncovered the methods during which big meteorite impacts might have helped to kick-begin our planet’s international tectonic processes and magnetic subject. The research, being revealed within the premier journal Nature … Continue reading

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Giant volcanic eruption might have triggered the primary mass extinction

These are Ordovician-Silurian marine fossils Researchers within the USA and Japan say they could have discovered the reason for the primary mass extinction of life. There have been 5 mass extinctions because the divergent evolution of early animals 600 -450 … Continue reading

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Giant hidden lakes discovered draining under Antarctic glacier

A part of the Thwaites Glacier on the sting of West Antarctica. Thwaites Glacier on the sting of West Antarctica is likely one of the planet’s quickest-shifting glaciers. Analysis exhibits that it’s sliding unstoppably into the ocean, primarily as a … Continue reading

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Entire Himalayan arc can produce large earthquakes

Cross-section through the Himalayan continental thrust-fault system. The main fault at the foot of the Himalayan mountains can likely generate destructive, major earthquakes along its entire 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) length, a new study finds. Combining historical documents with new geologic data, … Continue reading

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New large prehistoric shark discovered

Megalolamna paradoxodon is the name of a new extinct shark described by an international research team who based their discovery on fossilized teeth up to 4.5 centimeters (1.8 inches) tall found from the eastern and western United States (California and … Continue reading

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