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Jul 9, 2016

Oldest American, Goldie Michelson, dies at home at age 113

The oldest American person has died at her Massachusetts home at age 113. Goldie Michelson was a month short of her 114th birthday. Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group senior consultant Robert Young says Michelson died Friday. He says she’d been “very frail and confined ...

Jul 6, 2016

'One-two punch' delivered dino death blow: study

The dinosaurs’ long reign was not ended by a merciful knockout punch, but torturous millennia of climate change before and after the oft-blamed space rock slammed into Earth, scientists said Tuesday. The impact at Chicxulub in modern-day Mexico certainly contributed to the disappearance of ...