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Asteroids hit earth more frequently than thought


April 26th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Giant asteroids, similar or larger than the one believed to have killed the dinosaurs, hit Earth billions of years ago with more frequency than previously thought, ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs ruled a world of fire and brimstone


April 12th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Dinosaurs ruled over a world of fire and brimstone, ignited by lightning and high oxygen levels during the Cretaceous period, between 145 million and 65 million ... Read more...

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Asteroid hurtles past Earth


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) Earth had a near miss from an 150-foot asteroid that was detected only two weeks ago, it was revealed Monday.The space rock, 2012 EG5, flew past ... Read more...

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New asteroid could hit earth in 2040


February 29th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) A new asteroid, identified by NASA, could potentially hit the earth Feb 5, 2040, even though it is much smaller than the one -- nine miles ... Read more...

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24 mn generations for mice to grow to elephant size


January 31st, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) It would take at least 24 million generations for a mouse-sized creature to evolve into something as big as an elephant. Conversely, it would require only ... Read more...

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Biodiversity crisis overshadows climate changes


January 20th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) The challenges of conserving the world's species against their rapid decline are perhaps even larger than mitigating the negative effects of global climate change, scientists ... Read more...

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Fossils, mineral rocks attract huge crowds at expo (With Images)


January 5th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) A meteorite, the cast of a six-inch-long dinosaur claw and a huge amethyst are among a few hundred rare items that are wowing crowds at an ... Read more...

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iPad encrusted with T-rex bone


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) An iPad worth five million pounds has been customised by a specialist designer with gold, diamonds and shavings of a Tyrannosaurus Rex bone.Believed to be the ... Read more...

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Tiny fossil part reveals biggest-ever toothed pterosaur


October 16th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Paleontologists have identified a small fossil fragment as being part of the biggest-ever toothed pterosaur, a winged dinosaur.David Martill and David Unwin from the Universities of ... Read more...

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Flying reptiles adapted, survived


July 7th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Pterosaurs, the first flying reptiles, were not driven to extinction by the birds. In fact, they continued to diversify and adapt for millions of years ... Read more...

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How hot was earth 50 million years ago?


July 6th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A much clearer picture of the Earth's temperature nearly 50 million years ago, when Carbon Dioxide (CO2) concentrations were higher than current levels, has emerged. A ... Read more...

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Asteroid hit will be catastrophic for India, US, China


June 30th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) If an asteroid hits India, US or China, these countries will suffer a catastrophic loss of lives and be crippled beyond the possibility of any recovery, ... Read more...

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Astronomers see end of world in 90-years


April 19th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Apr 19 (ANI): World is likely to end in 90 years and civilization has only a 50 per cent chance of surviving to 2100 without suffering a man-made catastrophic event, the ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs probably had lice: Study


April 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new study opens up the possibility that dinosaurs were early - perhaps even the first - animal hosts of lice.Scientists, who used fossils and molecular data to ... Read more...

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Scientists identify long lost cousin of T. rex in China


April 1st, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new species of gigantic theropod dinosaur, said to be a close relative of T. rex, from fossil skull and jawbones discovered in China.According to ... Read more...

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Fossils of oldest flying reptile found in Texas


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Fossils discovered in Texas from a flying reptile known as pteranodon that died 89 million years ago may be the oldest of its kind in the ... Read more...

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89mn-yr-old flying reptile fossils could be ‘world’s oldest Pteranodon’


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Fossils of 89mn-yr-old flying reptile found in Texas indicate that it could be the world's oldest Pteranodon.The bones were identified by palaeontologist Timothy S. Myers at Southern Methodist ... Read more...

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Oldest species of marine mollusc discovered in Iberian Peninsula


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new species of mollusc - thought to be the oldest in its genus - has been discovered from various parts of the Iberian Peninsula.Discovered in 2007, ... Read more...

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Massive volcanic eruptions wiped out life on sea, land


January 24th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) Massive volcanic eruptions that produced ash clouds wiped out nearly 95 percent of life on sea and 70 percent on land. "This could literally be the smoking ... Read more...

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Massive volcanic eruption ’caused world’s largest extinction’


January 24th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Toxic coal ash produced as a result of massive volcanic eruptions may have led to the largest extinction event in Earth's history, according to Canadian researchers.The Permian ... Read more...

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Pterosaur males used their head crests to woo ladies


January 21st, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Men can't help showing off when it comes to trying to impress the opposite sex. And male Pterosaurs, which are a favourite with Hollywood filmmakers, apparently used their ... Read more...

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160mn-yr-old pterodactyl fossil solves dino sex riddle


January 21st, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Scientists from the Universities of Leicester, Lincoln and the Geological Institute, Beijing, have finally solved the mystery of sex between pterodactyls - flying reptiles that lived alongside dinosaurs ... Read more...

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Now, grab an iPhone made of T-Rex tooth, meteor!


December 9th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Computer software company Apple has come up with a new iPhone that is part T-Rex tooth and part meteor.British jeweller Stuart Hughes created the Apple iPhone 4 History ... Read more...

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Amazonian biodiversity much older than previously thought


November 30th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the Amazonian biodiversity originated with the formation of the Andes-and dates back further than previously realised.An international research group, headed by a ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs’ exit paved way for mammals to grow


November 26th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 26 (IANS) Extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago paved the way for mammals to grow a thousand times bigger than they had been."Basically, the dinosaurs disappeared and all ... Read more...

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Dino extinction made mammals grow ‘1000 times bigger’


November 26th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): The extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago resulted in the size of mammals increasing - by about a thousand times bigger than they had been."Basically, the dinosaurs ... Read more...

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T Rex was able to outpace any prey due to its strong tail: Study


November 17th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A new research has concluded that apart from being the largest predator ever to walk the Earth, Tyrannosaurus Rex was the fastest.The study dismisses suggestions that the dinosaur ... Read more...

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Scientists warn that one-fifth of the species are going to slide to extinction


October 27th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent stocktaking has revealed that up to a fifth of the world’s mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles species are under threat of extinction.Not surprisingly ... Read more...

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Scientists fear another round of mass extinction (Lead)


October 27th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) One in five of the world's mammals, birds and fish are now endangered, indicating a possible sixth round of mass extinction in the Earth's history, scientists say.The researchers ... Read more...

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Scientists fear mass extinction has begun


October 27th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) One in five of the world's mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians are under threat of extinction, a study says.The research found that the a growing number of ... Read more...

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Pterosaurs could fly non-stop for 10,000 miles


October 20th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Giant pterosaurs may have been capable of flying up to 10,000 miles (16,000 km) non-stop, according to a new research. The huge flying creatures, some ... Read more...

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Study: Teeth markings suggest that Tyrannosaurus Rex was a cannibal


October 18th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Research by scientists have yielded results which suggests that the most fearsome and dangerous Dinosaur known as Tyrannosaurus rex (T rex), believed to have existed ... Read more...

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Tyrannosaurus Rex Cannibal Instincts Discovered


October 18th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent research by the Palaeontologists have shown that the infamous species of the dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus Rex (T Rex) were cannibals and hunted their own species ... Read more...

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Tyrannosaurus Rex Revealed To Be Cannibals


October 18th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Paleontologist Nick Longrich of the Yale University recently made a shocking discovery while examining Dinosaur bones found in Montana. Apparently the big predators of ... Read more...

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Dinos were pretty picky when it came to where they roamed about


October 16th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Scientists have determined that different species of North American dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous period 65 million years ago occupied different environments separated by just a few miles.Hadrosaurs ... Read more...

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