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Earth’s magnetic fields headed towards switch: Rare event believed to have caused extinction of Neanderthal species

By Andre Mitchell | November 8, 2015 Do not be surprised if one day, compasses will point to the south by default instead of the north. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) confirmed that the Earth’s magnetic fields are headed towards a complete reversal—a rare event believed to have once caused the wiping out of the Neanderthal species. Principal investigator Bruce Jakosky from the University of Colorado made this announcement recently while discussing how NASA …

Five near-blind monk seals become ambassadors for vanishing species | Environment | The Guardian

… myself quickly enamoured. You may think I’m on a Hawaiian beach soaking up the sun when I see my first living, breathing monk seals, but I’m not. I’m thousands of miles away in the cold, landlocked Midwest at a press event a few days before the public debut of five female seals at the Minnesota Zoo. It’s a landmark debut: these are the first Hawaiian monk seals on public display outside of the Aloha State. “We have been working for a long time to get more high quality zoos and …

Fossils suggest animals and not a meteorite wiped out planet’s first ‘Ediacarans’ microbes | Daily Mail Online

By Ellie Zolfagharifard for DailyMail.com | September 3, 2015 Did critters cause Earth’s first mass extinction? Fossils suggest animals and not a meteorite wiped out planet’s first microbes Earth’s first ever mass extinction event took place 540 million years ago This is when Ediacarans – immobile, tube-like creatures – were wiped out Some evolved into animals such as, mollusks, anthropoids and jellyfish It was these hungry creatures that killed off early Ediacarans, …

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