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Earth’s magnetic field flipped 42,000 years ago, extinctions and upheaval followed: Study
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Earth’s magnetic field flipped 42,000 years ago, extinctions and upheaval followed: Study

Scientists were aware of a temporarily flip in the magnetic poles some 40,000 years ago, but not if & how it impacted life on Earth.

Mass extinction cycle of land animals occurs every 27.5 million years, study reveals
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Mass extinction cycle of land animals occurs every 27.5 million years, study reveals

As per the study, the extinctions also align with major asteroid impacts and volcanic activity.

David Attenborough's new documentary warns humanity to save other species from mass extinction to protect themselves
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David Attenborough's new documentary warns humanity to save other species from mass extinction to protect themselves

At the start of the Extinction: The Facts documentary, Attenborough said, "We are facing a crisis and one that has consequences for us all."

Asteroid, climate change is not responsible for the mass extinction that took place 215 million years ago
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Asteroid, climate change is not responsible for the mass extinction that took place 215 million years ago

This mass extinction is termed as the Adamanian-Revueltian turnover, which saw a “decline in diversity among crocodylian-line archosaurs and the extinction of several taxa”.

Australia wildfires: Mass extinction events that reshaped the Earth, were caused by bushfires
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Australia wildfires: Mass extinction events that reshaped the Earth, were caused by bushfires

Around 66 million years ago, a mass die-off called Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, put an end to the reign of dinosaurs.

Were other humans the first victims of the sixth mass extinction?
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Were other humans the first victims of the sixth mass extinction?

The spread of modern humans out of Africa has caused a sixth mass extinction, an event that has last more than 40,000-years.

Earth saw its sixth mass extinction 260 million years ago, new research proposes
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Earth saw its sixth mass extinction 260 million years ago, new research proposes

The end-Guadalupian event was previously underestimated to be a minor event, however, that has changed.

Researchers find the reason behind mass extinction on Earth 420 million years ago
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Researchers find the reason behind mass extinction on Earth 420 million years ago

This event is considered as one of the ten most dramatic extinctions in Earth's history.

New IPCC report due 8 August to thoroughly examine link between global warming, land use
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New IPCC report due 8 August to thoroughly examine link between global warming, land use

Double of India's landmass needs to be devoted to biofuels, carbon capture & storage to cap warming at 1.5-deg C.

Highlights on UN IPBES report on species loss: Damage isn't permanent, as long as we remedy it soon, dramatically
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Highlights on UN IPBES report on species loss: Damage isn't permanent, as long as we remedy it soon, dramatically

The report talks about the degree of biodiversity loss & how much of it can be prevented in the future.

We're in trouble: UN report claims species in Nature are being lost in the thousands
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We're in trouble: UN report claims species in Nature are being lost in the thousands

The report reads like a charge sheet against the most destructive creatures in History: HUMANS

Volcanoes caused the 'Great Dying' mass extinction 252 million years ago: Study
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Volcanoes caused the 'Great Dying' mass extinction 252 million years ago: Study

Over 95% of life on Earth was killed off over hundreds of thousands of years in the Great Dying.

Earth's collapsing systems led to dinosaurs dying out – we're headed the same way
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Earth's collapsing systems led to dinosaurs dying out – we're headed the same way

Humans are prove to be ultimate generalists owing more to technology than evolution.

Podcast roundup: The best this week, from The Documentary to Someone Else's Movie, and The Inquiry
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Podcast roundup: The best this week, from The Documentary to Someone Else's Movie, and The Inquiry

When there is a podcast on nearly every subject under the sun, finding one to suit your interests may seem daunting. To help you tune into one that's really worth your while, here is our weekly list of curated podcasts.

Largest mass extinction 250 million years ago from hot oceans mirrors our fate
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Largest mass extinction 250 million years ago from hot oceans mirrors our fate

The ancient die-off shows almost exactly what lies at the end of the road we’re on: Researcher.

As forests, wildlife and tribals exist in uneasy equilibrium, could lions be prey to sixth mass extinction?
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As forests, wildlife and tribals exist in uneasy equilibrium, could lions be prey to sixth mass extinction?

We are in the middle of the sixth great mass extinction in Earth’s history. To put this in perspective, Earth lost the dinosaurs in the last great mass extinction event, 65 million years ago — so this is kind of a big deal | #FirstCulture

Volcanic eruptions may have played key role in triggering dawn of dinosaurs: Study
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Volcanic eruptions may have played key role in triggering dawn of dinosaurs: Study

The Triassic extinction, one of the largest mass extinctions of animal life on record, was proceeded by the dinosaur era.

Lethal heat after mass extinction made Earth inhabitable
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Lethal heat after mass extinction made Earth inhabitable

Experts have long been puzzled by the 'broken world' scenario that followed the Permian-Triassic mass extinction 250-million-years ago.