M.I.T. Prof To Probe Earth's 'Great Dying'

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Two colossal events in Earth's history took place about 250 million years ago: a gigantic volcanic eruption and massive extinction of species. Were they related? Lindy Elkins-Tanton of M.I.T. has won a major grant to explore that question. She tells Alex Chadwick about "The Great Dying."

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