Every cloud has a silver lining – even the debris cloud from an asteroid impact
Around 66 million years ago, a huge rock from outer space (called an asteroid) smashed into the Earth.
Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for about 180 million years. But around 66 million years ago, a huge rock from outer space (called an asteroid) smashed into the Earth. Then things got worse for dinosaurs.
Waves can be generated in lakes and other bodies of water when seismic energy travels through land.
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If you've never heard of a form of wave called a 'seiche' – which can occur in swimming pools during earthquakes – this is your chance to catch up.
An artist’s impression of an asteroid about to hit Earth: it’s what happens next that could have helped wipe out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
More evidence that the asteroid hit on Earth that marked the end of the dinosaurs could have triggered a deadly increase in volcanic activity.
If you discovered a new type of dinosaur, what would you name it?
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We know of about 900 valid dinosaur species that existed. 'Valid' means scientists know the dinosaur from enough of the skeleton bones to feel pretty sure that it differs from other known dinosaurs.
Resurrecting dinosaurs might not be so easy.
Jurassic Park's dinosaur DNA premise is not so simple in real life
Seismic shockwaves after a meteorite’s collision could affect systems all over the planet.
Research suggests a new threat to life on Earth from the meteorite's crash: Via seismic waves, the impact triggered massive undersea eruptions, as big as any ever seen in our planet's history.
The mass extinction of the dinosaurs was down to the location of the asteroid's impact and the kind of rocks it landed on.
The end was nigh.
Their days were numbered for quite some time ...
New research suggests the Chicxulub asteroid impact threw up billions of tons of oil soot that blocked out the sun for a decade.
Think you know all about the dinosaurs? You might be surprised.
New research reveals that mammals didn't wait for the dinosaurs to die out before starting their rapid spread.
Doomed dinos, but these Psittacosaurs weren’t killed by volcanic ash.
Was there a 'dinosaur Pompeii' in China? New research questions the claim.
A cosmological event could have unleased the huge comet or asteroid that led to the demise of the dinosaurs.
Hold on: before we bring dinosaurs back to life as in Jurassic World, we need to look at other extinct critters first.
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Jurassic World is opening in cinemas this Thursday and again raises the idea of resurrecting extinct creatures. But there's plenty of other contenders before we even think of recreating dinosaurs.
How Archaeornithura might have looked.
Fossils of the oldest bird ever pushes back the evolutionary record for birds by nearly six million years.
Good times, bad times, you know I had my share.
A dinosaur has been found in Argentina which may have lasted beyond an extinction event that wiped out the rest of its family. The new species has been named Leinkupal laticauda, which in the language…
Another mass extinction? Bring it on!
For 20 privileged Victorians, Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins held a lavish New Year’s dinner party in 1853 inside a model of a dinosaur that was created for the Great Exhibition held two years earlier. Hawkins’s…
Search for glass beads to reveal the past.
Meteorite impacts can be very destructive. One that fell in Mexico around 66m years ago created a 180km crater and caused…