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Stories by Tanya Lewis34 articles archived since 1845

Bad Timing to Blame for Big Dinosaur Extinction

The coupling of the space rock that crashed into Earth with a period of low diversity among herbivorous dinosaurs may have set the stage for the massive die-off 65-million years ago

July 28, 2014 — Tanya Lewis and LiveScience

How a Missile Could Take Down a Plane

An old Soviet-era, self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile could have been used to take down the flight that was shot down, killing 298 people

July 18, 2014 — Tanya Lewis and LiveScience

Spider Fangs Are Perfect for Piercing

A structural study of spider fangs found that their curved, hollow design gives them the necessary strength for piercing and injecting their prey

May 27, 2014 — Tanya Lewis and LiveScience