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The Scientist Staff
Aug 7, 1988
The Scientist has asked a group of experts to periodically comment upon recent articles that they have found noteworthy. Their selections, presented here in every issue, we neither endorsements of content nor the result of systematic searching. Rather, they are personal choices of articles they believe the scientific community as a whole may also find interesting. Reprints of any articles cited here may be ordered through The Genuine Article 3501 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104, or by telephoning (215)386-4899.

By PETER J. SMITH
Department of Earth Sciences
Open University
Milton Keynes, U.K.

" Two new sets of reliable data show that most of the Deccan traps of India were generated 66.6 million to 68.5 million years ago and 65 million to 69 million years ago, respectively. This lends support to the suggestion that the traps could have been responsible for the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinctions.

R.A. Duncan, D.G. Pyle, “Rapid eruption of...

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