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Dinosaur Extinction

Think Twice Before You Call Someone a Dinosaur

David Sable | Posted 08.08.2016 | Business
David Sable

When I became CEO of Young & Rubicam, an industry website famous for its anonymous postings called my company a dinosaur, with all of the associated i...

Bill Gates Says Studying Dinosaurs Can Help Us Save More Kids' Lives

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.03.2015 | Impact

The bones of prehistoric beasts aren't just cool to uncover -- they can be vital tools in today's fight against malnutrition, too. In a Feb. 24 bl...

Simple Experiment Debunks Theory About Dino-Killing Asteroid

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.23.2015 | Science

Scientists have long believed that an asteroid impact in what is now Mexico wiped out 80 percent of all species on Earth--including the dinosaurs--abo...

Did Bad Luck Doom The Dinosaurs?

natureheader | Alexandra Witze | Posted 07.28.2014 | Science

Just before a large asteroid slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago, the diversity of plant-eating dinosaur species declined slightly, a new stud...

Dino-Killing Asteroid Was NOTHING Compared To This Whopper

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.11.2014 | Science

Scientists believe that a huge asteroid smashed into Earth 65 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs. But if that errant space rock was a whopper...

Dino-Killing Asteroid Had Devastating Effect On Ancient Oceans, Study Suggests

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 03.10.2014 | Science

The oceans soured into a deadly sulfuric-acid stew after the huge asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs, a new study suggests. Eighty percent ...

EXPLAINED: Why Some Animals Survived Dino-Killing Impact

| Sid Perkins | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

When an asteroid or comet slammed into Earth about 66 million years ago, most of our planet’s species were wiped out in a mass extinction—includin...

Fossils Suggest Earlier Start For Odd Dinosaur-Like Creatures

Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/29/2013 03:14 PM EDT on LiveScience Dinosaurs — or at least their ancestors — ma...

Asteroid NOT To Blame For Dinosaur Extinction, Scientists Say

Posted 03.23.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/22/2013 05:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Updated March 22 at 5:36 p.m. ET The rocky object t...

New Evidence May Settle Dino Extinction Dispute

Posted 02.08.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/07/2013 02:11 PM EST on LiveScience The idea that a cosmic impact ended the age of dinosau...

Defending Spaceship Earth

Peter Bjerregaard | Posted 02.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Peter Bjerregaard

The underlying theme of this fascinating speech is of course much more fundamental. The real issue at hand here is governance. How do we, as a species, handle impending catastrophes? How do we allocate resources to initiatives that will benefit us in the long-term?

Target: Earth

Seth Shostak | Posted 02.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Seth Shostak

Buying insurance is seldom gratifying. But here's a case in which plunking down cash for a policy is just ... good policy.

How To Defend Earth From Asteroids

Phil Plait | Posted 02.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Phil Plait

2012-12-21-plaitpullIt only takes one asteroid, 100 or so meters across, impacting the Earth to explode with the force of a dozen nuclear weapons. This is something we might wish to avoid! So what do we do?

Giant Meteor Killed Off More Than Just Dinosaurs

Posted 12.11.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 12/10/2012 03:32 PM EST on LiveScience The massive extinction that killed off the dinosaurs m...

Explosive New Theory Explains Dinos' Demise

Posted 12.17.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 12/07/2012 12:01 PM EST on LiveScience SAN FRANCISCO — Volcanic activity in modern-day Indi...

LOOK: Hispanic Contributions To American History

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.02.2013 | Latino Voices

The United States is a melting pot -- a stew concocted from different flavors found around the world; a dish made to be savored. And Hispanic Heritage...

Dinosaur Scientists Give Surprising New Explanation Of Animals' Demise

Posted 05.02.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/01/2012 11:04 AM EDT on LiveScience Some dinosaur species were declining long before ...

HUGE Development In Dinosaur Extinction Theory

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green

The theory of which asteroid was responsible for killing the dinosaurs 65 million years ago has been shattered to pieces -- literally. New data fro...