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Mass Extinctions

Are We In The Early Stages Of A New Mass Extinction? It's Complicated

Annalee Newitz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Science
Annalee Newitz

There are many signs today that we may be in the early stages of a new mass extinction. The climate is changing very rapidly, plus we're seeing an extraordinary number of extinctions among land animals.

The Trouble With Meteors

John Geoghegan | Posted 02.22.2013 | Home
John Geoghegan

Unfortunately for us, earth has experienced at least five mass extinctions during the past 540 million years. Some scientists believe it may be as many as twenty. In other words, mass extinction events are not uncommon.

Why America Slept

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.29.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

America was sleeping deeply, in a dream whose creators were hiding inside skyscrapers with smoked glass.

Man Against Nature is Man Against Man

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Valerie Tarico

In recent years I've found myself interested in one story to the exclusion of all others: the grand story of a universe, and a small blue planet, and her transient fabric of life.

Ancient Supervolcano Eruptions Possibly Triggered Mass Extinctions

AFP | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A supervolcano on the ocean floor might have spewed massive amounts of lava in a rapid amount of time, new findings that could help reveal the mysteri...