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Volcanoes roiled the Earth at a time when most land was united in one big continent, spewing out roughly 10 million cu. km of lava. Over time, the eruptions split the supercontinent apart and led to the creation of the Atlantic Ocean.

For the study, scientists analyzed rock samples from Nova Scotia, Morocco and outside New York City, all of which came from this once-united landmass, known as the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province.
An analysis of the decay of uranium isotopes in the basalt, a type of rock left by the eruptions, offered researchers more precise dates.
The eruption in Morocco was the earliest, followed by Nova Scotia about 3,000 years later and New Jersey 13,000 years later.

Sediments that lie below that time hold fossils from the Triassic era. Above that layer, they disappear, the study said.
Some of the lost creatures include fish resembling eels, called conodonts, early crocodiles and tree lizards.

“In some ways, the end Triassic extinction is analogous to today,” said lead author Terrence Blackburn, who carried out the study while at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology but is now with the Carnegie Institution.

“It may have operated on a similar time scale. Much insight on the possible future impact of doubling atmospheric carbon dioxide on global temperatures, ocean acidity and life on earth may be gained by studying the geologic record.”


Joining The Pulpit Hypocrisy Pimps.

Jack Schaap. Eddie Long. Ted Haggard. Creflo Dollar. Jimmy Swaggart. Jim Bakker. Megachurch pastors and televangelists who have peppered America’s religious landscape with scandals in the last generation and have shown America that the pulpit is the most revered source of hypocrisy, hate speech or misogyny – backed by God Himself, of course:

“No woman ever got me involved in ministry. I didn’t follow a woman into ministry. A woman didn’t write this book. No woman wrote the scriptures right here. A man wrote the Bible — got it from God. A man hung on the cross. His name is Jesus Christ and God called a man to lead the church here. Hey! I’m glad I’m a man!”

The portrait of Jack Schaap that will emerge from this latest development in Christian Right circles will no doubt be the same as he has always had, just a trifle more intense. And whether or not he can weather it as one of the supreme hypocrites of the Right remains to be seen: Dollar, Long, Swaggart and Haggard are still around.

Online dating

Online dating: Ten things to consider.

Are you one of those millions of individuals around the world who are single and seeking? Have you not been able to find the right match in the past and therefore you are lacking confidence to try it for another time? If so, you may wish to consider the tips on how to date successfully.

1. The first thing you need to consider is that that way you present yourself is the first thing that appeals others to come towards you. For this reason, always upload your photos on your online profiles to attract the potential mates you are looking for.

2. The second important thing to consider are the characteristics that you are seeking in a potential mate. Dating websites enable you to fill out such characteristics as your academic background, your age range, your tastes and your dislikes. This helps you to find the right match for you at the end of the day.

3. The third best tip for you would be to make sure that you are consistently refreshing your online dating profile. This will promote your image to others as a lively and engaged person and will attract more individuals towards you.

4. Next, always express as much as possible who you really are through your profile. This will also enable your match to be able to more easily find you. Once you are interacting with different girls and guys on such dating websites, never try to pretend to be a celebrity or a super hero.

5. Remember, all users of such websites are simply human beings and all they are often looking for are simple human beings as well. Do not portray yourself like someone who you are not. Be what you are and this is what will pay you at the end of the business day.

6. Now comes, probably the most important piece of advice for you. Always communicate positively and in a well mannered and cultured way. Yes, this is very important as well since most of the individuals get impressed with the way you are talking with them.

7. Now, remember that you should not be hasty in asking the girl or the guy to come out to date with you. Always take time to let her know about you and then ask for this when it seems appropriate, without appearing to be desperate.

8. Remember, you need to be confident in yourself. Do not underestimate yourself.

9. You need courage to ask the partner to come out for a date. A coward’s approach will not appeal to most women.

10. Never try to pressure someone for a date. Let it be a simple and natural instinct in both of you to be out for a date.


A perfect example are the integrated displays. PearsonLloyd had wanted to connect these in a center band to optimize their complexity of articulation. And while this didn’t affect roominess, the band blocked a view into the next row, cutting down on perceived space. So they abandoned the idea. The precise shape of the head/shoulder compartment was honed to accept users of multiple broadness. The lower lumbar adjustments were given massage functions (which sounds like a godsend for anyone who’s gone numb during a long flight). And even the seat textile is wholly custom, bringing in flecks of yellow to warm the otherwise silver sheen. I asked Pearson why many of these pretty obvious improvements hadn’t been made before, why if V-shaped seating is so efficient, it wasn’t simply implemented in the first place? “Simply because design and engineering knowledge evolves,” he responded. “People never arrive immediately at the optimum solution.” Which makes you wonder, with a few more great ideas, how wonderful could Lufthansa’s next new business class be?