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Fifth Mass Extinction: Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction Event

The Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event occurred 65 million years ago.  In this extinction 17% of families, 50% of all genera, and 75% of all species became extinct.  141 more words

Environment

The Chicxulub impact and its different hydrogeological effects on Prehispanic and Colonial settlement in the Yucatan peninsula

The article “The Chicxulub impact and its different hydrogeological effects on Prehispanic and Colonial settlement in the Yucatan peninsula” can now be found here. I will probably make it open-access in the near future if I get the funds to do that.

Maya

The extinction of the dinosaurs

Adapted from an article in the LA Times (July 15, 2016):

A layer of soot deposited after the K/T extinction event may explain why dinosaurs but not everything else died. 282 more words

08. Pluto, Comets, And Space Debris

Tectonic Shifts, not Meteorite behind the Dinosaurs Extinction, says new evidence

Dinosaur extinction has been one of the world’s most dramatic mass extinctions. Though there have been many theories about their possible cause of extinction, it is still a matter of debate with no clear consensus.   441 more words

Research

Connecting the late Cretaceous mass extinction with the Maya collapse and the Spanish conquest

My article “The Chicxulub impact and its different hydrogeological effects on Prehispanic and Colonial settlement in the Yucatan peninsula” has been accepted for publication in… 131 more words

Maya

Geologists reach rock layer in crater of dinosaur-killing asteroid


Click to enlargeBBCMundo.com

Geophysicists announced this week that they have successfully collected key samples from the site of the asteroid strike that likely wiped out the dinosaurs.

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Earth

Dinosaurs Doomed Before the Asteroid

How did the dinosaurs go extinct? Well, most people have been told that an asteroid killed the dinosaurs. And here’s an article I found in… 894 more words

Science