When the dinosaurs went extinct, some species took over the world. Adaptability, not survivability, explains why.
July 20, 2020 • ~9 min
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New research on the Late Devonian extinction suggests the ozone layer could be naturally depleted as the temperature rises.
June 1, 2020 • ~7 min
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The trajectory of the Chicxulub asteroid led to the most efficient release of gas and projectile rocks – which was disastrous for life on Earth.
May 27, 2020 • ~6 min
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Large numbers, huge ranges, and adaptibility make the human species very difficult to eradicate
May 5, 2020 • ~8 min
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