geochronology

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geochronology

the measurement of time in relation to the age of the earth.
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If you haven't yet reached the absolute age for getting a state old-age pension (68-70), the National Insurance Institute will take into consideration how much you earn in deciding whether you're entitled to a state old-age pension.
"As I said when I first signed, I was part of a Warrington team that took an absolute age to reach where they are now and it was always going to take a while for the Vikings to achieve something similar.
"Crossing the line, I didn't know if we'd made it and it seemed like an absolute age when I was sitting on the horse after the finish line, but it was probably only 30 seconds before we got the verdict.
Playing a character based on real-life American illusionist Criss Angel, he hasn't been this funny in an absolute age. Whether sleeping on a bed of red-hot coals or going for 12 long days without having a pee, he's a hoot and also delivers one of the film's funniest lines.
"We just failed to kick the ball out on 80 minutes, they kept it for an absolute age and eventually scored the winner with the very last play.
"Absolute age dates from new missions to the ancient highlands of the moon will be absolutely critical in tying down what the relative crater densities that we observe mean," Fassett says.
AT long last we are finally at home again after what seems like an absolute age.
However, a discrepancy relating to the absolute age of the fossils was revealed later when Silurian U-Pb ages were obtained from volcanic rocks elsewhere in the Eastport Formation (Van Wagoner and Dadd 2003).
Another mathematical model, based on age difference data from a study in Gugulethu near Cape Town (M Kamupira, L Myer--unpublished data), pointed out that it is the variance of age differences between an individual and his/her sexual partners rather than the absolute age difference that is responsible for the sustainability of the HIV epidemic in South Africa.
But it failed to keep my attention, especially towards the end which takes an absolute age to arrive.
A preexisting average ridge formation rate of 35.7 years was used to establish an absolute age chronology, spanning about 1,500 years back in time.
MY friend Julie is a big fan of We Are Scientists, pictured below, and informed me an absolute age ago about this week's Middlesbrough gig at The Empire.