Earth and Environment - Palaeontology

Earth Sciences - Jan 17
Earth Sciences
Researchers disprove theory of volcanic eruption as reason for mass deaths / Mineralogists and planetologists of the University of Münster participating in worldwide study in "Science' Was it volcanic eruptions in western India or an asteroid impact that caused the death of dinosaurs and many other animal species 66 million years ago? Researchers have been discussing this since the 1980s.
Earth Sciences - Jan 16

Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international, Yale-led team of researchers. It was all about the asteroid.

Palaeontology - Dec 16, 2019
Palaeontology

The impact of an asteroid or comet is acknowledged as the principal cause of the mass extinction that killed off most dinosaurs and about three-quarters of the planet's plant and animal species 66 million years ago.

Palaeontology - Nov 4, 2019
Palaeontology

A big problem with dinosaurs is that there seem to be too many meat-eaters. From studies of modern animals, there is a feeding pyramid, with plants at the bottom, then plant-eaters, and then meat-eaters at the top.

Palaeontology - Dec 19, 2019
Palaeontology

Ninety years after Dutch geologists excavated human fossils in central Java, scientists finally have pinpointed the fossils' age at around 120,000 years.

Life Sciences - Nov 27, 2019
Life Sciences

Animals evolved from single-celled ancestors, before diversifying into 30 or 40 distinct anatomical designs.

Palaeontology - Oct 24, 2019
Palaeontology

Scientists have discovered an extraordinary collection of fossils that reveal in detail how life recovered after a catastrophic event: the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous Period.


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