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Driver identified from the largest mass extinction in the history of the earth

Sessile filter feeders like this carbon crinoid, the mushroom crinoid (Agaricocrinus americanus), were significantly less common after the extinction of the Permian Triassic. Photo credit: Vassil – Alias ​​Collections, CC BY-SA 3.0 New study offers a comprehensive reconstruction of the Permian-Triassic border event. Life on earth has a long, but also extremely turbulent history. On more than one occasion, the …

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Identified drivers of the largest mass extinction in Earth history

Photo credit: CC0 Public Domain Life on earth has a long, but also extremely turbulent history. On more than one occasion, the majority of all species became extinct and an already highly developed biodiversity shrank to a minimum again, whereby the course of evolution changed each time. The most extensive mass extinction occurred around 252 million years ago. It was …

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Switch to warmblood, triggered by the largest mass extinction in the world

The origin of endotherm in synapsids, including the ancestors of mammals. The diagram shows the development of the main groups through the Triassic, and the scale from blue to red is a measure of the degree of warm-bloodedness, which was reconstructed using various indicators of bone structure and anatomy. Photo credit: Mike Benton, University of Bristol. Animal pictures are from …

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Pennsylvania coronavirus outbreak: Pennsylvania reports second largest COVID-19 pandemic overall

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania reports 1,857 new COVID-19 cases, the second highest daily total since the pandemic began, days after officials said the Commonwealth had seen a “resurgence” of the coronavirus. The numbers announced by the state health department on Saturday are only topped by 1,989 cases reported on April 9, bringing the nationwide total to nearly 181,000. Nine new …

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Robert T. Brockman has been charged with $ 2 billion in tax evasion, the largest in US history

“The $ 2 billion tax fraud allegation is the largest tax charge ever made against any person in the United States,” said David L. Anderson, US attorney for the Northern District of California, at a news conference. An indictment filed earlier this month alleged that Brockman, the executive director of Reynolds and Reynolds, an Ohio-based company that makes software for …

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This skylight of the Mars lava tube has a diameter of 50 meters. The largest lava tube on earth is only 15 meters wide

NASA’s Mariner 9 was the first spacecraft to orbit another planet when it reached Mars in late 1971. It reached it just weeks before the Soviet Union’s Mars 2 and Mars 3 spacecraft, although it was launched 11 days later than those missions. Unfortunately, there was a major dust storm when Mariner 9 arrived, and NASA had to wait until …

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The largest devastating fire Colorado has ever seen near Fort Collins

A Colorado wildfire, propelled by high winds, grew more than 22,000 acres on Wednesday, making it the largest in the state’s history. The Cameron Peak Fire, which burned in the mountains west of Fort Collins, had grown to 158,300 acres by Wednesday evening, making it the largest devastating fire in the state’s history. This comes from the newspaper The Denver …

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The largest WWII bomb found in Poland explodes while being defused

WARSAW (Reuters) – The largest World War II bomb ever found in Poland exploded underwater on Tuesday when naval divers tried to defuse it. More than 750 people had been evacuated from the area near the Piast Canal outside the town of Swinoujscie, where the Tallboy bomb used by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) was found. It weighed almost …

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