It was thought that the global landmark was perhaps 70million years old
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Saturday 03 April 2010
Friday 12 March 2010
A "great performers" season, showcasing the Barbican’s classical music programme, will kick off this autumn as the Houston Symphony play Gustav Holst’s symphonic classic The Planets on 16 October.
Friday 19 February 2010
The many fans of Richard Fortey's Dry Store Room No.1, about the outlandish denizens of the Natural History Museum, should try this rather more sober but engaging ramble round Britain's geological marvels. They would learn that the division between north and south was once more marked than it is today.
Thursday 03 December 2009
One of the most distinguished Directors of the National Museum of Wales in recent years, Douglas Bassett was by training a geologist and an authority on such matters as the use and conservation of water resources. Among the public bodies which benefited from his expertise were the Welsh Office, the Ordnance Survey and the Nature Conservancy Council, forerunner of the Countryside Council for Wales, which he chaired. He was also a founder member of the National Welsh-American Foundation and its Vice-President between 1996 and 1998.
Friday 13 November 2009
Scientists announced tonight that they have discovered “buckets” of water on the Moon following the analysis of data from a spacecraft that was deliberately crashed into a lunar crater last month.
Thursday 15 October 2009
A Tory MP accused of using his Commons expenses to pay more than £100,000 of public money into his own company said today he was "deeply hurt" by the claims.
Saturday 10 October 2009
Thursday 01 October 2009
A major rescue operation was under way today after a second powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing hundreds and leaving thousands trapped in rubble.
Thursday 01 October 2009
Friday 11 September 2009
Academy award-winning director Werner Herzog's preoccupation with themes of nature, conflict and triumph in troubling conditions leads him to the Antarctic in this warm-hearted documentary.
Monday 07 September 2009
Sunday 30 August 2009
The narrator of this classic novel has a hunger for all things geological and never tires of the company of precious stones. He has the blood of a mineralogist in his veins; his uncle, Professor Lidenbrock, is a professor of mineralogy, and it is his uncle who will be the source of his adventures.
Thursday 13 August 2009
A renowned British gem expert has been hacked to death with machetes by a gang of illegal miners who ambushed him in Kenya.
Thursday 09 July 2009
Thursday 02 July 2009
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
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Tunisia beach attack: How can British Muslims respond to the latest outrages?
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- 2 Iain Duncan Smith's expenses credit card is suspended after he runs up £1,000 debt to taxpayer
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 French woman dies in freak bungee jumping accident
- 5 Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck to divorce and end their 10-year marriage