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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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Major cosmic impact 12,800 years ago

When geologists set out years ago to examine signs of a major cosmic impact that occurred toward the end of the Pleistocene epoch, little did they know just how far-reaching the projected climatic effect would be. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Utah fossil reveals global exodus of mammals’ near relatives to major continents

A nearly 130-million-year-old fossilized skull found in Utah is an Earth-shattering discovery in one respect. The small fossil is evidence that the super-continental split likely occurred more recently than scientists previously thought and that a group of reptile-like mammals that … Continue reading

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Major fossil study sheds new light on emergence of early animal life 540 million years ago

All the major groups of animals appear in the fossil record for the first time around 540-500 million years ago — an event known as the Cambrian Explosion — but new research suggests that for most animals this ‘explosion’ was … Continue reading

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Major shift in marine life occurred 33 million years later in the South

A new study of marine fossils from Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand and South America reveals that one of the greatest changes to the evolution of life in our oceans occurred more recently in the Southern Hemisphere than previously thought. Paleontology … Continue reading

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An Overview of Earth’s Main ‘Mass Extinction’ Occasions

Most scientists agree that a “mass extinction” occasion is underway with the Earth’s wildlife disappearing at an alarming fee, primarily because of human exercise. Scientists warn overpopulation, overconsumption by the wealthiest and assaults on biodiversity are pushing Earth to its … Continue reading

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Paleontologists discover major T. rex fossil

Paleontologists have discovered a Tyrannosaurus rex, including a very complete skull. The find, which paleontologists estimate to be about 20 percent of the animal, includes vertebrae, ribs, hips and lower jaw bones. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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University of Washington paleontologists discover major T. rex fossil

Paleontologists with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and the University of Washington have discovered a Tyrannosaurus rex, including a very complete skull. The find, which paleontologists estimate to be about 20 percent of the animal, includes vertebrae, … Continue reading

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Hekla volcano ready to unleash ‘major disaster’ with imminent eruption

Volcano nicknamed GATEWAY TO HELL about to BLOW Is another ash cloud about to cause travel chaos? An Icelandic volcano could trigger a ‘major disaster’ and erupt at any second, a scientist has warned.  Nicknamed the ‘Gateway to Hell’, the … Continue reading

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Research suggests some major changes to geology textbooks

 The Wilson Cycle (or supercontinent cycle) showing some of the main features of plate tectonics. Additional plate tectonic processes (e.g., intraplate deformation, an example of mantle lithosphere deformation, and large low shear wave velocity provinces (LLSVPs)) lie outside the conventional … Continue reading

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