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Asteroids didn't kill dinosaurs, scientists say



Hey, everyone,

        Just got this story from Newspot.

Asteroid didn't kill dinosaurs, scientists say
A team of London scientists challenged the theory Wednesday that an
asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The mass extinction
had already been under way for several million years when the asteroid
smashed into the Earth near what is now Mexico, giving what amounted to the
"coup de grace," they wrote in the Journal of the Geological Society.
According to experts, a period of violent volcanic eruptions combined with
a big drop in global sea level to weaken dinosaurs' dominance. For the full
text story, see F U L L   S T O R Y
<http://www.merc.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=2121339-3db>

-Mikiel

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