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Fossils Entombed in Pompeii-like Eruption

Fossils Entombed in Pompeii-like Eruption

A fossil bed in China with a well-preserved set of dinosaurs and mammals frozen in death poses has long puzzled scientists. Now, a new analysis of the fossils and the sediments they were buried in suggests that an explosive volcanic eruption like the one that destroyed Pompeii is what killed the animals. More at LiveScience.

Pictured: Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, Indonesia spews volcanic smoke on November 24, 2013.

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