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Paleontologists find evidence of new mass extinction 233 million years ago

Paleontologists find evidence of new mass extinction 233 million years ago

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Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have unearthed evidence of a new mass extinction that occurred during the Late Triassic, some 233 million years ago. The extinction event, which scientists dubbed Carnian Pluvial Episode, was characterized by significant reductions in biodiversity and the loss of 33 percent of marine genera. Advertisement In a new paper, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, researchers suggest the episode may have created the ecological space for the emergence of a variety of important modern plant and animal lineages -- including conifers, insects, dinosaurs, crocodiles, lizards, turtles and mammals. Through analysis of both paleontological assemblages and geological evidence, researchers confirmed that biodiversity declines coincided with stark chemical ...
‘Irretrievably broken’: Cardi B files for divorce from husband of three years

‘Irretrievably broken’: Cardi B files for divorce from husband of three years

Entertainment
Rapper Cardi B has filed for divorce from her husband Offset, whom she has been married to for the past three years.Cardi B, real name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, married the Migos singer Offset, real name Kiari Cepheus, in a secret ceremony in September 2017. The 27-year-old singer made the filing on Tuesday in Atlanta in Georgia - near their marital home. Image: Cardi B had a daughter with Offset in 2018, called Kulture Tuesday's filing states that the divorce is being contested by Offset, 28, with whom the rapper has a daughter Kulture.Cardi B is asking for "primary physical custody" of their daughter, while asking that Offset contributes to her "support and maintenance". ...
Earthquake may have destroyed Canaanite palace 3,700 years ago

Earthquake may have destroyed Canaanite palace 3,700 years ago

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Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A new archaeological analysis suggests an earthquake may have destroyed a Canaanite palace 3,700 years ago. Excavations at a large dig site outside of Tel Kabri, Israel, have revealed an impressive palatial complex. Evidence suggests the city and palace flourished during the Middle Bronze Age, from 1900 to 1700 B.C. But roughly 3,700 years ago, the palace was abandoned. Advertisement "We wondered for several years what had caused the sudden destruction and abandonment of the palace and the site, after centuries of flourishing occupation," Assaf Yasur-Landau, co-director of the excavation, said in a news release. "A few seasons ago, we began to uncover a trench which runs through part of the palace, but initial indications suggested that it was modern, perhaps dug within ...
Ex-Salvadoran colonel gets 133 years in prison for Jesuit slayings

Ex-Salvadoran colonel gets 133 years in prison for Jesuit slayings

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Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A Spanish court on Friday sentenced a former Salvadoran colonel to 133 years in prison for the slayings of five Jesuit priests during his country's civil war three decades ago. The National Court in Madrid handed down a sentence of 26 years, eight months and one day in prison to Inocente Orlando Montano for each of the five deaths. Advertisement The killings happened in 1989, during El Salvador's civil war. Catholic priests were accused during this time of collaborating with left-wing opposition members. Troops dragged the five priests, a sixth priest, their housekeeper and the housekeeper's daughter from their beds at Central American University, and killed them. The court found Montano responsible for the three other slayings but couldn't sentence him on those charges ...
Millionaire crowns first winner in 14 years – can you guess the final answer right?

Millionaire crowns first winner in 14 years – can you guess the final answer right?

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A history and politics teacher has been crowned as the first winner of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in 14 years.Donald Fear, 57, now plans to spend some of his £1m prize money on a motor home to holiday across the UK. The father of four, who lives in Telford, correctly answered the final 15th question about the death of a famous pirate in 1718 (scroll down to see the question).Mr Fear, who has been married to his wife Debs for 33 years, is the sixth champion in the ITV programme's 22-year history.The streak runs in the family as his elder brother Davyth won £500,000 as a contestant on the same programme last year.