Meteor Impact Or Volcanic Eruption; That Is The Question

Today it is widely accepted that the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs was caused by the giant meteorite impact at Chicxulub, Mexico; this has not always been the received wisdom, however. Fifty years ago it was thought that the enormous amount of volcanic activity of the Deccan Traps was what wiped them out. The reality… Read More Meteor Impact Or Volcanic Eruption; That Is The Question

I can’t resist a good dinosaur story and so, though this isn’t a new one, I’m going to run with it. A paper published last summer in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology speculated on just how harsh life was after the meteor impact 66 million years ago. We all know that that was the end… Read More