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If asteroid hit was 30 seconds off, dinosaurs might still be here

Dinosaurs were wiped out 66 million years ago after an asteroid struck Earth in the Yucatan Peninsula. Scientists now believe had the asteroid arrived 30 seconds earlier or later, dinosaurs might still roam the Earth and humans might not be here.

Seeds may have helped birds survive extinction of the dinosaurs

While there's plenty of evidence to suggest that dinosaurs were already in decline millions of years before the asteroid impact that spelled their doom, we know that those small, feathered theropod dinosaurs, otherwise known as birds, did survive.

Clues to a mass extinction found behind New Jersey shopping mall

Mantua - It looks like a typical rock quarry behind a shopping mall just 15 miles away from Philadelphia, but it contains a trove of 66-million-year-old fossils that may provide evidence that the dinosaurs became extinct as a result of a massive meteor strike.

Did dinosaur-killing asteroid trigger world's largest lava flows?

The meteor impact long associated with the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may have also caused a magnitude-11 earthquake that shook loose massive quantities of lava in what is now India.

Archaeologists find traces of 2,500-year-old chocolate in Mexico

Archaeologists working in Mexico have announced a discovery of 2,500-year-old chocolate. While the existence of chocolate is not surprising, what did amaze researchers is that the traces of chocolate were found on a plate instead of a cup.

Karl becomes a hurricane, threatens Mexican Gulf Coast

Miami - Tropical Storm Karl gained strength today in the Gulf of Mexico and became a Category 1 hurricane after crossing the Yucat√°n Peninsula and heading now to the Mexican state of Veracruz, said the US-National Hurricane Center.

Locusts Swarm Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula has again been overtaken by swarms of migrating locusts to the dismay of local farmers.

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Map showing the extent of the Maya civilization (red)  compared to all other Mesoamerica cultures (b...
Map showing the extent of the Maya civilization (red), compared to all other Mesoamerica cultures (black). Within Central America and southern North America (Mexico).
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