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All rocks and minerals contain long-lived radioactive elements that were incorporated into Earth when the Solar System formed.

Additional complications come from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, and from the above-ground nuclear tests done in the 1950s and 1960s. The method was developed by Willard Libby in the late 1940s and soon became a standard tool for archaeologists.Libby received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in 1960.Military salaries were modest and my mother stayed at home in the early years. My recreation was simple and cheap: exploring the outdoors, in our neighborhood on foot or bike in early years, and in the mountains near our home with a backpack later on. My wife’s beginnings were similar to mine, her father also a government employee in a defense agency.She was the second youngest in a large family, with little room for luxuries.The older a sample is, the less (the period of time after which half of a given sample will have decayed) is about 5,730 years, the oldest dates that can be reliably measured by this process date to around 50,000 years ago, although special preparation methods occasionally permit accurate analysis of older samples.

The idea behind radiocarbon dating is straightforward, but years of work were required to develop the technique to the point where accurate dates could be obtained.

In countries where there are lots of stray cats and dogs, many are in poor condition, especially compared with the truly wild animals that live in the same places. The battle for survival must be incredibly tough for all these animals.

Is it because feral domesticated animals can somehow live on in poor health through their association with humans, whereas nature would ruthlessly pick off any weaklings in the wild animal population?

Yet supermarkets sell a lot of chilled meals that include rice and these can have "use by" dates up to a week away.

What is different about the cooked rice in these meals?

Are any mosquitoes evolving with delayed-action stings or reduced sting secretions so they can drink blood without the threat of imminent death?