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1 in 8 People That Have Ever Lived Are Alive Today

Earth is in the midst of a population crisis, and extremes are heading in both directions. While countless species have seen their numbers plummet in recent decades, with more than a few going extinct entirely, humans have seen theirs grow and grow — and the two trends are hardly unrelated. But incredibly, when considering the […]

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What Triggers Mass Extinctions?

Study Shows How Invasive Species Stop New Life An influx of invasive species can stop the dominant natural process of new species formation and trigger mass extinction events, according to research results published December 29 in the journal PLoS ONE. The study of the collapse of Earth’s marine life 378 to 375 million years ago […]

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