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Double catastrophe caused demise of dinosaurs, study suggests

New research suggests that dinosaurs wiped out 66 million years ago by an asteroid or comet may have also faced another natural disaster during their demise.<p>A study published in the journal Science suggests that dinosaurs were finished off by volcanic activity in a mountainous region of India known …

Earth Science

The Supermoon, Harvest Moon, Tetrad-Completing Total Lunar Eclipse

Coincidences, coincidences, coincidences. It's all coming together on Sunday for THE astronomical event of the year.<p>On Sunday September 27 sky watchers in North and South America, Europe and Africa will be treated to a total lunar eclipse. No big deal, right? After all, we had two lunar eclipses in …

The shrinking moon is being 'massaged' by Earth

Earth is giving our shrinking moon a cosmic massage.<p>Scientists have known for a while that the moon is actually shrinking. As the interior of the …

Don't be fooled by a viral science GIF that claims Earth is actually lumpy, not round

If you are one of the 56,600 people who follow @DesignTimes on Twitter, then there's something you should know.<p>One of the account's latest tweets was of a science GIF that shows a lumpy version of Earth, stating that this is what the planet would look like without any oceans. Wrong!<p>Don't be fooled: …

Earth Science

Everyone Thinks Drake’s Brutal ‘Diamonds Dancing’ Verse Is About Nicki Minaj

History was made Sunday night when two artists at the top of their respective genres – Drake (hip-hop) and Future (mumblecore) – got together and released the joint album <i>What a Time to Be Alive</i>. While the project is rife with possible barbs thrown at Drake’s various opponents, one of them may …

Rap & Hip-Hop