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September 23, 2014
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Thick-skinned dinosaur gets the last laugh

In life, Tyrannosaurus rex usually got the best of the less fearsome duck-billed dinosaurs, or hadrosaurs: T. rex ate them. But in death, the plant-eating hadrosaurs have proved more resilient than their carnivorous predators — and apparently all other dinosaurs … Continue reading

July 8, 2014
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Fracking-Verbot für ganz Deutschland?

Regierungsvorschlag nur ein fauler Kompromiss Der NABU fordert von der Bundesregierung ein Fracking-Verbot für ganz Deutschland. „Die Einigung zwischen Bundesumweltministerin Barbara Hendricks und Bundeswirtschaftminister Sigmar Gabriel ist ein fauler Kompromiss zu Lasten des Schutzes von Mensch, Natur und Trinkwasser“, sagte … Continue reading

February 28, 2013
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USGS Estimates 162 Billion Short Tons of Recoverable Coal in the Powder River Basin

New basin-wide assessment of recoverable resources and reserves The Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana contains about 162 billion short tons (BST) of recoverable coal from a total of 1.07 trillion short tons of in-place resources according to a … Continue reading

December 11, 2012
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Asteroid that Killed the Dinosaurs also Wiped out the ‘Obamadon’

The asteroid collision widely thought to have killed the dinosaurs also led to extreme devastation among snake and lizard species, according to new research — including the extinction of a newly identified lizard Yale and Harvard scientists have named Obamadon … Continue reading

November 4, 2012
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Barley getting by

Sequencing the barley genome will sow many benefits Some 10,000 years ago, people found they didn’t have to live as nomads, hunting and gathering all their food. In the Fertile Crescent, they started planting crops. The Fertile Crescent extended from … Continue reading

September 6, 2012
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Dinosaur Die Out Might Have Been Second of Two Closely Timed Extinctions

The most-studied mass extinction in Earth history happened 65 million years ago and is widely thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs. New University of Washington research indicates that a separate extinction came shortly before that, triggered by volcanic eruptions … Continue reading

July 29, 2012
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From a Few Bones, the Most Primitive Snake Emerges

Researchers at Yale have identified an ancient slithering creature from the time of T. rex as the most primitive known snake, a finding with implications for the debate over snake origins. “It’s the missing-link snake,” said Nicholas Longrich, a postdoctoral … Continue reading

May 6, 2012
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New UF Study Shows Early North Americans Lived With Extinct Giant Beasts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study that determined the age of skeletal remains provides evidence humans reached the Western Hemisphere during the last ice age and lived alongside giant extinct mammals. The study published online today (May … Continue reading