Shards of Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs May Have Been Found in Fossil Site

In a North Dakota deposit far from the Chicxulub crater in Mexico, remains of the rock from space were preserved within amber, a paleontologist says.

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In Mexico, an Indigenous Women’s Softball Team Breaks Barriers

A Mayan team from a small community on the Yucatán Peninsula has caused a sensation by excelling as its athletes play barefoot and wear traditional dresses, breaking barriers with every game.

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Tropical Storm Grace Heads for Mainland Mexico After Landfall on Yucatán Peninsula

Grace was downgraded to a tropical storm after coming ashore as a hurricane. A hurricane warning was in effect for the eastern coast of mainland Mexico.

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Where Did the Dinosaur-Killing Impactor Come From?

A new study blames a comet fragment for the death of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. But most experts maintain that an asteroid caused this cataclysmic event.

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Zeta Turns Into Hurricane and Threatens to Dump Torrential Rains

Zeta could dump up to a foot of rain on some parts of the Yucatán by Tuesday before its projected landfall in the Gulf States.

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Hurricane Delta Intensifies to Category 2

The storm is the ninth named hurricane of the Atlantic season. It may reach the Gulf Coast by the end of the week.

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