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Dating pinpoints volcanoes that killed half of species, split continents.

New techniques for dating rocks have helped narrow the time frame of a chain of massive volcanic eruptions that wiped out half of the world’s species 200 million years ago, a study said Thursday.

The result is the most precise date yet — 201,564,000 years ago — for the event, which is known as the Triassic-Jurassic extinction event, said the study, published in the journal Science. The event was the fourth mass extinction in the history of our planet.

The eruptions “had to be a hell of an event,” said coauthor Dennis Kent, an expert on paleomagnetism at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
They may offer a historic parallel to the human-caused climate change happening today, by showing how sharp increases in carbon dioxide can outpace vulnerable species’ ability to adapt, researchers said.

The new analysis narrows the estimated date from its previous range of up to 3 million years to just 20,000 years at most — a blink of an eye in geological terms.

The eruptions caused an already hot Earth to become even more stifling, killing off plants and animals and making way for the age of the dinosaurs — before they, too, were eventually obliterated some 65 million years ago, possibly by another volcanic event combined with a devastating meteor strike.

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Holiday Dating: Should You Rekindle the Spark With an Ex?

Being single at the holidays is emotional for most, but it also gives you the chance to reflect on relationships of your past.

If you’re thinking of reconnecting with a former love at the holidays, you’re not alone.

As a dating expert and relationship coach, many of my clients and their friends are telling me they’ve reconnected this holiday season with long-lost loves. Yes, you’re recycling an ex, but why not give it a shot again with someone you have a history with and still have fond memories of?

Perhaps it starts off innocently in November with a text message or email saying “Happy Thanksgiving.” It’s a safe way to reach out and reconnect without feeling you’ll get rejected by picking up the phone.

Often, you may receive a favorable reply, which makes you feel warm and fuzzy.

The next thing you know, you’re projecting into the future wondering if you should ask him or her to the office holiday party. What are their Christmas and New Year’s plans? Could you be kissing under the mistletoe?

With holiday break-up season at its peak, it’s normal to wonder if he or she is in a relationship or still thinks about you from time-to-time.

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