Did a perfect supernova storm wipe out the Megalodon?

For millions of years, the apex predator of the oceans was a bus-sized shark known as the Megalodon. But around 2.6 million years ago they just disappeared, and nobody really knows why. So what could wipe out a 50-ft (15-m) shark? According to a new study, the culprit wasn't Jason Statham but a series of supernovae exploding fairly close to Earth... Continue Reading Did a perfect supernova storm wipe out the Megalodon? Category: Science Tags: Astronomy Extinction Marine Biology Ocean Radiation Sharks Supernova University of Kansas

Did a perfect supernova storm wipe out the Megalodon?

For millions of years, the apex predator of the oceans was a bus-sized shark known as the Megalodon. But around 2.6 million years ago they just disappeared, and nobody really knows why. ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from Gizmag

Sea sponge study offers clues to how life adapts to harsh environments

A new study of modern sea sponges is beginning to tell us how early life forms such as sea sponges found ways to survive in extreme environments prior to the evolution of modern life and the ...

Tue 11 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Global warming today mirrors conditions leading to Earth's largest extinction event, study says

More than two-thirds of life on Earth died off some 252 million years ago, in the largest mass extinction event in Earth's history.

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Warming Water and Lack of Oxygen Caused Massive Extinction

Simulations of Earth's climate 252 million years ago reveal that the same symptoms of modern climate change likely account for the time period's extensive loss of marine life.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from The Scientist

Climate change and marine mass extinction

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Science Now

Biggest mass extinction caused by global warming leaving ocean animals gasping for breath

The largest extinction in Earth's history marked the end of the Permian period, some 252 million years ago. Long before dinosaurs, our planet was populated with plants and animals that were ...

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Phys.org

12 weird science facts to share with your family this holiday

Science A taxidermied man, a real-life Wolverine, and a professional farter. Sorry, flatulist. English philosopher Jeremy Bentham was taxidermied. The U.S. Air Force tested ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Popular Science

Mass extinction, 'Great Dying' could happen again, scientists warn

The largest extinction event in Earth's history was caused by global warming - and our planet may be in for another enormous wipeout, scientists warn.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from FOXNews

252 million years ago, climate change nearly wiped out life on Earth; something similar is happening today

If this sounds a bit alarming... it should.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from ZME Science

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