It was thought that the global landmark was perhaps 70million years old
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Saturday 05 January 2013
Gabrielle Giffords, the former congresswoman who survived a mass shooting in her Arizona constituency, held a private meeting yesterday with families of the 26 victims of last month’s gun rampage at a school in Connecticut.
Saturday 08 December 2012
The uncertainty posed by the looming US fiscal cliff is having an impact on the multimillion-dollar Powerball lottery.
A man who claimed half of the record $587.5 million (£366m) jackpot is collecting his winnings now rather than wait until next year.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Muniz's career since 2006 has not matched the success of his hit show
Saturday 24 November 2012
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Greg Rutherford was retracing his family roots yesterday. The London 2012 long jump champion had his Olympic gold medal with him for the launch of the 2013 European Team Championships at Gateshead, across the Tyne from St James' Park, where his late great-grandfather won three top-flight titles as a flying winger with the footballing Magpies in Edwardian times.
Friday 16 November 2012
It's the city that never stands still, but Simon Calder finds that the bright lights remain as warm as ever
Wednesday 07 November 2012
The date when stone-age humans first invented the lethal technology of spears and arrows has been set back many thousands of years with the discovery of small stone blades dating to 71,000 years ago.
Friday 02 November 2012
Chris Leadbeater finds epic views for all seasons in Monument Valley
Monday 30 July 2012
This afternoon, four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis will be just metres away, watching from the stands, as the 18-year-old Briton, who he prefers to call Thomas, competes in the men’s synchronised event alongside Pete Waterfield.
Saturday 14 July 2012
Like many a property investment, it must have seemed like a good idea at the time: for just $1.5m, the creators of the discrete new-build, which came with air-conditioning and fully installed electrics, expected to gain instant ownership of one of the world's most valuable pieces of commercial real estate.
Saturday 14 July 2012
Who knew that, 33, always an important number in Christianity, has acquired mystical significance for another major religion? It is a uniquely feared number for Scientologists, this being the age at which all three of Tom Cruise's wives have parted company from him. Thirty-three is the new 13 for the folk at Sea Org, no doubt about it.
Friday 13 July 2012
Two sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnels outfitted with lighting and ventilation systems have been discovered along the US-Mexico border.
Thursday 12 July 2012
A disgraced former Wall Street trader, who collapsed and died in a Phoenix courtroom moments after being found guilty of an insurance scam, committed suicide using home-made cyanide capsules, police believe.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
US Supreme Court Justices, one might imagine, are strenuously impartial, far removed from the political hurly-burly. They are modest and scholarly. A little dry judicial wit may be in order, but mostly they err on the boring side. Not, however, if you are Antonin Scalia.
Thursday 03 May 2012
A toddler was among five people killed yesterday when a gunman opened fire in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert, Arizona.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'