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Mass extinction event wiped out bees as well as dinosaurs

Manchester - Fossil records show dinosaurs suffered mass extinction about 65 million years ago. Scientists have long suspected bees underwent a similar fate but they’ve only now documented a mass extinction event affecting bees.

Stinking seas not the cause for 'mother of all mass extinctions' during the Permian

At the end of the Permian era, as much as 95 per cent of marine species and 70 per cent of land species were wiped out. Initially it was thought rotting gas (hydrogen sulfide) from the seas was the main culprit but scientists have disproved that theory.
 

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