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Danger of Extinction

Unmoored

Apparently, according to scientist, 66 million years ago there was a gigantic (6-mile wide) comet/astroid which struck the earth in the ocean near Mexico.  The result of this impact was devastating on the earth, destroying plant life, ocean life, and bringing about the extinction of the dinosaurs.   559 more words

Editorials

What happened to the dinosaurs? (not the coding dinosaurs - the real ones!)

I guess a coding dinosaur is someone who uses an old/legacy computer language, or at least a language that isn’t en vogue these days. Coding dinosaurs are still around (and probably will be for a while), whereas the real dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago are extinct. 358 more words

Analytics

Meteor Impact Or Volcanic Eruption; That Is The Question

Today it is widely accepted that the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs was caused by the giant meteorite impact at Chicxulub, Mexico; this has not always been the received wisdom, however. 305 more words

Science

Here's a story idea for whoever wants it: the Chicxulub Virus

Tonight I have been working on the final draft of the paperback version of “A Tale of Hell and other Works of Horror”.   I took a break to talk with the fiancée (over the phone), have dinner, and watch one of my favorite episodes of… 268 more words

General

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

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