I didn't even know there was a debate but apparently some scientists were convinced dinosaurs were killed by volcanic activity and not an asteroid. Those are the dumb scientists.
Scientific opinion was split over whether the extinction was caused by an asteroid or by volcanic activity in the Deccan Traps in what is now India, where there were a series of super volcanic eruptions that lasted around 1.5 million years.
The new study, conducted by scientists from Europe, the United States, Mexico, Canada and Japan and published in the journal Science, found that a 15-kilometre (9 miles) wide asteroid slamming into Earth at Chicxulub in what is now Mexico was the culprit.
The asteroid is thought to have hit Earth with a force a billion times more powerful than the atomic bomb
A billion atomic bombs? Pfft, that's nothing. One time I put eight atomic fireballs in my mouth at the same time and kept them there until they weren't hot anymore. This was on the schoolbus. Two kids were so impressed they gave me their milk money.
It's official: An asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs [yahoonews]
Thanks to ech0z, SmokieMcD, Drewblu, Lunarion, Victor, Rocketboy Gid, Johnny and Grace, who GOD WHY COULDN'T IT HAVE BEEN THE PRIMATES?!
That happy little camper is a Pyrenean ibex. He's from Narnia. And sadly, he's dead. Along with all the other Pyrenean ibexes. But scientists just cloned one from frozen cells but then it died too. So there aren't any more. Which is a real shame, they look delicious.
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NUKEMAP is a Google Maps application created by Alex Wellerstein (who may or may yes live in a fallout bunker) to visualize the area affected if a nuclear bomb was dropped in your neighborhood. You just choose the size of the atomic bomb you want to drop (or a historical prese... / Continue →
Note: Must must must watch video of the sadness after the jump.
This is a local news report about a hunting camp in Louisiana that was allegedly ravaged by a zombie-monster. Admittedly, that picture does look totally for real.
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