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Monday, April 06, 2020



How a little shell tells us the day was 23½ hours long, once upon a time

March 16, 2020 9:37 am

It has long been known that Earth’s spin has slowed over time. A new study looks at daily and annual variations in the mollusc shell.

Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs was great for bacteria

February 05, 2020 5:42 pm

New findings published in the journal Geology last week revealed that cyanobacteria — blue-green algae responsible for harmful toxic blooms — moved into the crater a few years after the impact.

The dinosaur-killing asteroid acidified the ocean in a flash

October 22, 2019 3:11 pm

New research now makes the case that the same incident that helped bring an end to the reign of the dinosaurs also acidified the planet’s oceans, disrupted the food chain that sustained life underwater and resulted in mass extinction.

Asteroid more powerful than 10 billion WWII atomic bombs may have wiped out dinosaurs

September 12, 2019 1:24 pm

The asteroid which killed dinosaurs was estimated to be equivalent to 10 billion atomic bombs that were used in World War II. It triggered massive tsunamis and led to wildfires that were thousands of miles away, according to a new research.

A Science teacher explains: Fascinating facts about dinosaurs

May 01, 2019 5:41 pm

The oldest known dinosaur is Eoraptor, a meat-eater that lived 228 million years ago. Most palaeontologists believe that birds are the only surviving dinosaurs. So dinosaurs aren’t really extinct because their descendants are still living.

Lord Brahma first to discover dinosaurs, mentioned them in Vedas: PU geologist

January 11, 2019 12:37 am

Asked if there is any scientific basis or evidence that the dinosaurs were mentioned in Vedas by Lord Brahma, Khosla said Vedas were written 25,000-30,000 years back, whereas dinosaurs became extinct 6.5 crore years back.

Dinosaurs enjoyed perfume fragrances: Study

August 09, 2018 1:01 pm

Flowers were producing scents to make themselves more attractive to pollinators long before humans began using perfumes to make themselves more appealing to other humans.

5 dinosaur movies to watch with your child

July 29, 2018 10:02 am

We’ve put forth a list of movies on cute, not-so-little dinosaurs that won’t give your kid the nightmares.

Supervolcanoes were erupting in India around the same time the asteroid hit: Palaeontologist Steve Brusatte on dinosaur extinction

November 06, 2018 11:06 pm

Steve Brusatte talks about his latest book 'The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: The Untold Story of a Lost World', what being a palaeontologist entails, the currently accepted cause of dinosaur extinction, and more.

Life recovered rapidly at impact site of dino-killing asteroid

May 31, 2018 9:17 pm

Scientists have found that the asteroid that was responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs did not eliminate other life forms, as evidenced by various micro-organisms found along the crater of impact.