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Old 25-05-18, 00:08
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Default How birds survived asteroid strike

This story is from BBC News Science & Environment:

How ancestors of living birds survived asteroid strike - BBC News
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The ancestors of modern birds may have survived the asteroid strike that wiped out the rest of their kin by living on the forest floor.

The new theory, based on studying fossilised plants and ornithological data, helps explain how birds came to dominate the planet.

The asteroid impact 66 million years ago laid waste to the world's forests.

Ground-dwelling bird ancestors managed to survive, eventually taking to the trees when the flora recovered.
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I posted this story yesterday.

http://forum.webuser.co.uk/showthread.php?t=153418
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Sorry FratPark, I missed it. At least my post has got a different link though, so hopefully it's not a total disaster! Both articles are definitely worth reading.

Edit: This video is worth watching too:

This Terrifying Worm Snatches Fish From the Ocean Floor | Smithsonian
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