Earth news stories

Cataclysm, Mass Extinctions, and the Consequent Myths
5th December 2019 | ancient-origins.net | Ancient, Earth, Humans

None of the mainstream theories which attempt to account for these great extinctions are entirely satisfactory.

Europe Officially Signs on for Asteroid-Smashing Effort
3rd December 2019 | space.com | Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

Europe has confirmed its participation in humanity’s first full-on planetary-defense demo.

Belfast’s Prof Fitzsimmons calls for help from amateur astronomers
3rd December 2019 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Earth, Space

Professor Alan Fitzsimmons is calling for amateur astronomers to help a multinational space mission which could ultimately help save Earth.

Research unravels mystery of how early animals survived ice age
3rd December 2019 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

How did life survive the most severe ice age? A McGill University-led research team has found the first direct evidence that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline to eukaryotes during Snowball Earth.

Ancient Earth Rocks Give Clues About Life on Mars
3rd December 2019 | technologynetworks.com | Ancient, Earth, Space

Research which suggests that structures previously thought to be fossils may, in fact, be mineral deposits could save future Mars missions valuable time and resources.

Antarctica: Metal meteorite quest set to get under way
2nd December 2019 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Earth, Space

A team of British scientists has arrived in the Antarctic to try to find the continent’s “missing meteorites”.

Species in Danger as Humans Hack at Tree of Life
2nd December 2019 goodmenproject.com | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Humankind is now extinguishing animal and plant species so swiftly that evolution cannot keep up, according to new research.

African evidence support Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis
25th November 2019 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

A team of scientists from South Africa has discovered evidence partially supporting a hypothesis that Earth was struck by a meteorite or asteroid 12 800 years ago.

Earth’s magnetic song recorded for the first time during a solar storm
19th November 2019 phys.org | Earth, Space, Weird

Data from ESA’s Cluster mission has provided a recording of the eerie “song” that Earth sings when it is hit by a solar storm.

It wasn’t an instant goodnight for all when the asteroid hit
17th November 2019 | abc.net.au | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

It measured 10Km across. It hit at a speed of 20Km/second. Everything within one thousand kilometres would have been incinerated. This was the asteroid which impacted with Earth 66 million years ago.

Earth’s odd rotation may solve an ancient climate mystery
15th November 2019 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Earth

A geologic change might have plunged lush landscapes into arid zones, killing off an array of creatures—and it might happen again one day.

Did an Extraterrestrial Impact Trigger the Extinction of Ice-Age Animals?
30th October 2019 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Archaeologist Christopher Moore and 16 colleagues present further evidence of a cosmic impact based on research done at White Pond near Elgin, South Carolina.

Remarkable Fossils Capture Mammals’ Recovery After the Dino-Killing Asteroid
28th October 2019 | sciencenews.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Space

Survivors grew from the size of a rat to that of a wolf within 700,000 years of the impact.

New Evidence That an Extraterrestrial Collision 12,800 Years Ago Triggered an Abrupt Climate Change for Earth
25th October 2019 theconversation.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Space

The evidence is mounting that the cause of the Younger Dryas’ cooling climate came from outer space.

Canadians Were Better at Clamming 3,500 Years Ago
23rd October 2019 | atlasobscura.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans, Tech

New research has found that indigenous clam gardens are more productive than current practices.

Native American Tribe Regains Island Taken After 1860 Massacre
23rd October 2019 | aljazeera.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Most of an island off northern California will again belong to the Wiyot Tribe, which was decimated by settlers in 1860.

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