It Looks Like an Asteroid Strike Can’t Cause a Worldwide, Dinosaur-Killing Firestorm

Computer generated simulation of an asteroid strike on the Earth. Credit: Don Davis/AFP/Getty Images

Computer generated simulation of an asteroid strike on the Earth. Credit: Don Davis/AFP/Getty Images

For decades, scientists have debated the cause of the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs and other life 65 million years ago. While the majority of researchers agree that a massive asteroid impact at Chicxulub, Mexico is the culprit, there have been some dissenters. Now, new research is questioning just a portion of the asteroid/Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction scenario. While the scientists involved in the study don’t doubt that such an asteroid impact actually happened, their research shows it is just not possible that vast global firestorms could have ravaged our planet and be the main cause of the extinction.
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It Looks Like an Asteroid Strike Can’t Cause a Worldwide, Dinosaur-Killing Firestorm

Computer generated simulation of an asteroid strike on the Earth. Credit: Don Davis/AFP/Getty Images

Computer generated simulation of an asteroid strike on the Earth. Credit: Don Davis/AFP/Getty Images

For decades, scientists have debated the cause of the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs and other life 65 million years ago. While the majority of researchers agree that a massive asteroid impact at Chicxulub, Mexico is the culprit, there have been some dissenters. Now, new research is questioning just a portion of the asteroid/Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction scenario. While the scientists involved in the study don’t doubt that such an asteroid impact actually happened, their research shows it is just not possible that vast global firestorms could have ravaged our planet and be the main cause of the extinction.
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‘Star Wars’ Volkswagon Super Bowl Ad Will Always Be Our Favorite

And now for a quick replay of the best Super Bowl commercial of all time.

In this 2011 Volkswagon ad above, a young boy decked out in Darth Vader gear tries to use “The Force” to start household appliances and wake the family dog — all to no avail. Finally, the boy succeeds in magically starting the car, though there happens to be a secret power at play: dad.

The ad gained traction in 2011 after it was released online before the Super Bowl, which was a new strategy at the time. And it’s legacy has left a lasting dent.

The ad’s runaway success changed how advertisers approach Super Bowl Sunday ever since,” Time noted.

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‘Star Wars’ Volkswagon Super Bowl Ad Will Always Be Our Favorite

And now for a quick replay of the best Super Bowl commercial of all time.

In this 2011 Volkswagon ad above, a young boy decked out in Darth Vader gear tries to use “The Force” to start household appliances and wake the family dog — all to no avail. Finally, the boy succeeds in magically starting the car, though there happens to be a secret power at play: dad.

The ad gained traction in 2011 after it was released online before the Super Bowl, which was a new strategy at the time. And it’s legacy has left a lasting dent.

The ad’s runaway success changed how advertisers approach Super Bowl Sunday ever since,” Time noted.

The spot has been watched more than Like Us On Facebook
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If E.T. Comes Calling

So what happens if the aliens land? Here, on Earth.

I’m not talking about detecting a radio signal or a laser flash from hundreds of light-years away. I’m speaking of visitors who actually set their boots on the ground. What do we do?

It may surprise you to learn that there’s precious little preparation for such an eventuality.

Now if you’re among the many tens of millions of Americans who think aliens are already afoot in the land, you’re confident you know humanity’s reaction. Scoffing denial.

But face it: Few scientists are convinced by the evidence offered for visitation. So let’s consider the question assuming that the extraterrestrials aren’t here.

First, there’s the popular take. Thanks to a half-century of movies featuring aliens who’ve steered themselves to our watery world, the public reckons that a landing will play out in only one of two ways: (1) The whole incident, which is usually high on weirdness and low on damage to humans, will be covered up by a paranoid government (think UFO’s); or, door number two, (2) the aliens haven’t come in peace, and will proceed to either ravage the planet or remodel it to suit themselves —> Read More Here

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