Today it looks like humans will have to launch themselves into space to get enough room for our collective population, but we weren’t always so robust a species. There are three times in history during which humans nearly went extinct. Here’s what threatened us, and how we survived.
Are you in North America? Statistically speaking, yes. Do you like monkeys? Of course you do. Have you noticed that you live in an extremely monkey-poor region of the Earth? Well, here’s what ruined your chance to have monkeys hanging around in your hometown. Yes, I’m bitter too.
“EXCLUSIVE: Could this asteroid destroy Earth in just SIX weeks?” According to NASA, the answer is “absolutely not, you imbeciles.”
The mass extinctions that wiped out the dinosaurs aren't the worst in our planet's history, Paul Gilster explains. The absolute worst extinction event occurred around 2.4 billion years ago.
Among paleontologists, it's sometimes called the "Great Dying." Roughly a quarter of a billion years ago, 90-95 percent of all life on Earth died out. It took 30 million years for the planet to recover. What happened?