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DEC 17, 2014 - Forbes

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Impact That Killed Dinosaurs Wiped Out Kangaroo Cousins (And Almost Us, Too)

When a huge asteroid hit the Earth millions of years ago, it wiped out the dinosaurs, but new research indicates it may have taken numerous mammal species with it, too.

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DEC 12, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Geminid Meteor Shower Of 2014: How To Watch The Year's Best Sky Show

Listen up, skywatchers. What's expected to be the year’s best meteor shower is set to light up the skies this weekend. The 2014 Geminid meteor shower will peak overnight on Saturday, Dec. 13 through Sunday, Dec.14. If the sky is dark and clear, viewers in the Northern Hemisphere may be treated to as many as 120 meteors per hour starting ...

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DEC 11, 2014 - The Week

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Study finds that volcanoes may have played role in dinosaur extinction

Scientists have widely accepted the idea that a comet or asteroid forced the dinosaurs into extinction when it crashed into Earth. But a new study suggests that volcanic eruptions may also have played a role in the extinction.Volcanoes in the Deccan volcanic province were undergoing a series of eruptions at the same time as the asteroid collision, according to a ...

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DEC 10, 2014 - Seattle Times

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NASA: Recently spotted asteroid no risk for Earth

NASA says a newly spotted 1,300-foot wide asteroid is not a threat to hit Earth, despite recent media reports.

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DEC 10, 2014 - Wall Street Journal

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Comet Data Support Asteroid Origin for Oceans

Data from Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft support the view that most of Earth’s water was brought here by asteroids, contrary to a more recent theory that indicated the oceans were seeded by comets.

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