Thursday, March 10, 2011

Homework for Next Week

Climate change played major role in mass extinction of mammals 50,000 years ago, study finds

ScienceDaily (2010-05-18) -- Scientists have discovered that climate change played a major role in causing mass extinction of mammals in the late quaternary era, 50,000 years ago. Their study takes a new approach to this hotly debated topic by using global data modeling to build continental 'climate footprints.' ... > read full article

New fossil site in China shows long recovery of life from the largest extinction in Earth's history

ScienceDaily (2010-12-23) -- A major new fossil site in south-west China has filled in a sizable gap in our understanding of how life on this planet recovered from the greatest mass extinction of all time, according to researchers. ... > read full article

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