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Jun 16, 2014 06:21 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
The ocean is acidifying 10 times more rapidly than during a major period of global warming. Continue reading →
Jun 16, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
New evidence implicates one of Earth's biggest impact craters in a mass extinction that occurred 33.7 million years ago.
May 22, 2014 01:11 PM ET
Its name might be a tongue-twister, but Leikupal Laticauda has vaulted into the upper reaches of dinosaur stardom. Why? Because it lived after almost nothing else did.
Apr 11, 2014 12:10 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Scientists have reconstructed a long-ago asteroid impact that makes the strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago look like a playful chuck on the chin.
Mar 10, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Stuart Gary, ABC Science Online
The Chicxulub asteroid impact triggered intense acid rain and ocean acidification resulting in the Cretaceous-Palaeogene mass extinction event 66 million years ago.
Feb 26, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Laura Poppick, LiveScience
Dozens of fossilized whales, seals and other marine animals have been discovered piled up in an ancient tidal flat in northern Chile.
Oct 30, 2013 11:25 AM ET // AFP
The species actually survived the mass extinction event of 250 million years ago and lived another 120 million years.
Oct 28, 2013 01:23 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The U.N. is planning an "International Asteroid Warning Group" so that member nations can share data about hazardous space rocks and coordinate an interception mission should a scary space rock be identified. Continue reading →
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