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When a Full Moon coincides with its closest approach to Earth, it is called a Super Full Moon. There is a clear view of the moon, appearing 14 per cent bigger and up to 30 per cent brighter than usual. Last November 14, people from across the globe waited until nightfall to view the stunning ‘Supermoon’, which was set to the closest it has been to Earth since January 26, 1948.

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Sinkholes tend to form where limestone dominates the subsurface. The soft susceptible rock over time weathers and forms caverns underneath the surface of the Earth, which eventually may collapse.

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A giant sinkhole appeared in the middle of a busy Japanese city road last November 08. Two separate holes steadily expanded as they sucked asphalt and soil. Not too long afterward, the sinkhole extended to a massive 27 meters wide by 30 meters long by 15 meters deep. This occurred near the city’s Hakata Station in the central business district of Fukuoka City. Fukuoka is the biggest city on the southernmost main Japanese island of Kyushu. Its railway station is a major intersection, including for the superfast bullet trains that criss-cross the country.

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In 1963, what John Ostrom, an American paleontologist, discovered was a claw, obviously goes to a foot, but not for walking on. Deinonychus was small with a delicate build and was an active predator that clearly killed its prey by leaping and slashing or stabbing with its “terrible claw”. It ran upright on two legs. It had a long stiff tail for balance. He saw that they both had lightly-built, hollow bones. And they shared even more features, including long arms and similar hip and shoulder bones. Ostrom concluded that birds did descent from dinosaurs as Huxley had argued.

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Scientists have scoured fossil records to find out one of the greatest mysteries of the “origin of bird”. They have uncovered surprising twists in the evolution of birds from their flightless ancestors. The quest to understand the origin of birds and other animals began in earnest over 150 years ago.

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T-rex was one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs to ever live. Evidence took from the fossilized feces of T-Rex suggested it even ate fairly large dinosaurs like Edmontosaurus and Triceratops. T-Rex fossils are found in western North America. The Hell Creek Formation in northern Montana is an area that is world-famous for its fossil dinosaur sites.

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