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July 3, 2012
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Mass Extinctions Reset the Long-Term Pace of Evolution

A new study indicates that mass extinctions affect the pace of evolution, not just in the immediate aftermath of catastrophe, but for millions of years to follow. The study’s authors, University of Chicago’s Andrew Z. Krug and David Jablonski, will … Continue reading

January 3, 2011
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What Triggers Mass Extinctions? Study Shows How Invasive Species Stop New Life

*Collapse of Earth’s marine life 378 to 375 million years ago holds key* 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 in the … Continue reading