You know that asteroid that struck the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and supposedly killed all the dinosaurs? Well it turns out it hit earth at just the right angle for maximum damage.

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A new research paper published in Nature journal suggests the asteroid that formed the 66 Ma Chicxulub crater struck earth at just the right angle to create maximum damage. The asteroid’s trajectory was determined by studying “asymmetries int he subsurface structure of the Chicxulub crater” and 3D simulations. According to researchers, the impact direction and…

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The Doomsday Clock – a grim reminder that the human race is not immortal

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Called the Doomsday Clock, it hangs on a wall in the University of Chicago. In over 65 years, the time has only changed twenty-one times. Created in 1947, during the dawn of the atomic age, the universally-recognized clock represents the countdown to human extinction. The closer they set the clock to midnight, the closer the…

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