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