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If Humans Went Extinct, Would a Similar Species Evolve?

If Humans Went Extinct, Would a Similar Species Evolve?

The rise of powerful new technology means that humanity must face the risk of its own demise. The invention of nuclear weaponry, for example, has already shown just how quickly humanity’s destructive power could grow. The atomic bomb was a thousand times more powerful than conventional explosives; many hydrogen bombs were a thousand times more …

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Huge Groundwater System Discovered Under Antarctica

The research team collected data in blistering cold of Antarctica for weeks to map the continent’s subsurface.Photo: Kerry Key Antarctica, far from just a sprawling mass of ice, is a geologically complex continent made of expansive glaciers, jagged bedrock, and, as new research finds, large amounts of groundwater. HAS study published today in the journal …

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