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End-Permian extinction happened in 60,000 years—much faster than earlier estimates, MIT study says
The largest mass extinction in the history of animal life occurred some 252 million years ago, wiping out more than 96 percent of marine species and 70 percent of life on land—including the largest insects known to have inhabited the Earth. Multiple theories have aimed to explain the cause of what’s now known as the end-Permian extinction, including an asteroid impact, massive volcanic eruptions, or a cataclysmic cascade of environmental events. But pinpointing the cause of the extinction requires better measurements of how long the extinction period lasted.
Now researchers at MIT have determined that the end-Permian extinction occurred over 60,000 years, give or take 48,000 years—practically instantaneous, from a geologic perspective. The new timescale is based on more precise dating techniques, and indicates that the most severe extinction in history may have happened more than 10 times faster than scientists had previously thought…
Continue reading @ PhysOrg
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"The world’s covered with dust, but I want to see where it goes.
Climb the mountain of muck, because a fresh wind blows up there.” - Peter Fox, Alles Neu
And if you did not cry ugly ugly science!feels tears then there is something wrong with you.
Beez in tha alps
Napoleon crossing the alps, Jacques-Louis David (1801) / Beez in Tha Trap, Nicki Minaj
How great white shark research helps make the perfect Kentucky Bourbon
In honor of Bourbon’s history of aging on boats, distiller Trey Zoeller sent five barrels of recently distilled bourbon out to sea with his friend Chris Fischer. A high school friend of Zoeller’s, Fischer heads OCEARCH, an organization that tracks sharks and other endangered marine life. He kept the barrels on board his ship for three and a half years. Fischer covered more than 10,000 nautical miles, travelling south of the equator and in and out of the Panama Canal six times.
So what happened when Zoeller tapped those first barrels?
"The experiment totally exceeded our expectations," he says. "The bourbon went in clear as water and came out black. Bourbon always picks up color in the barrel, but this 4-year-old bourbon was darker than 30-year-old bourbon."
Read more more on NPR’s The Salt.
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nah not at all
no such thing it never existed
a miénkről miért ilyen béna képet raktak be :(
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I Come In Peace (a.k.a. Dark Angel)
Good Cop. Bad Alien. Big Trouble.
Dolph Lundgren - Dir. Craig R. Baxley - (1990)
Detective Jack Caine thought he’d seen every kind of crook on Earth.
Oh, god; Brian Benben!
it belongs in a museum!
Movies these days never get as based as this.