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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

High-precision Timeline for End-Permian Extinction

High-precision Timeline for End-Permian Extinction

End-Permian Extinction Was Nearly Instantaneous,
According To MIT Researchers, RedOrbit, Feb. 11, 2014

It Took 60,000 Years to Kill Nearly Everything on
Earth by Becky Oskin, Live Science, Feb. 10, 2014

Giant mass extinction may have been quicker than
previously thought, Science News, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

An extinction in the blink of an eye. MIT researchers
find that the end-Permian extinction happened in
60,000 years — much faster than earlier estimates.
Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office, February 10, 2014

The paper is:

Burgess, S. D., S. Bowring, and S.-Z. Shen, 2014,
High-precision timeline for Earth’s most severe
extinction PNAS 2014 ; published ahead of print
February 10, 2014, doi:10.1073/pnas.1317692111


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