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A distant asteroid collision gave Earth's biodiversity an age-old thrust

About 466 million years ago, there was an asteroid collision in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The collision caused the breakup of a large asteroid and created a dust shower throughout the entire solar system. This event is called Ordovician Meteor Event and its dust caused an ice age here on Earth. This ice age contributed to a …

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Humans can have an age-old ability to capture magnetic fields

Humans may have a sixth sense to capture Earth's magnetic field. Known as magnetoreception, meaning is one of the ways birds and fish can travel vast distances with surprising accuracy – a built-in compass for traveling around the globe. So far, however, it had not been seen in humans. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology and the University of …

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