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Human-Made Climate Change May Be Suppressing the Next Ice Age (Update)
Science & Tech  (tags: Anthropocene, humans, geology, climate, climate change, ice age, glacial cycles, CO2, paleoclimatology, the Deglacial )

- 1283 days ago -
Humanity has become a geological force capable of suppressing the beginning of the next ice age....The bottom line is that we are basically skipping a whole glacial cycle, which is unprecedented.
Remains of Two Lion Cubs Preserved in Siberian Cold for 12,000 Years
Science & Tech  (tags: ice age, Lions, preserved in permaforst )

- 1340 days ago -
Russian scientists unveiled two specimens of pre-historic lion cubs that were discovered in a permafrost cave in Siberia that are at least 12,000 years old. The ancient cubs were exhibited on big ice slabs and were the size of a domestic cat
First Europeans 'Weathered Ice Age'
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, science, research, discovery, Ice age, First Europeans )

- 1719 days ago -
The genetic ancestry of the earliest Europeans survived the ferocious Ice Age that took hold after the continent was initially settled by modern people.
Killer Whale Populations Took Deep Dive During Ice Age
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, environment, interesting, research, study, killer whale, ice age, food, scarce )

- 1992 days ago -
Killer whale populations around the world may have suffered steep declines during the last Ice Age, when food for these top predators may have been scarce, a new study finds.
UK Scientists to Unearth Ice Age Secrets From Preserved Tree Rings
Science & Tech  (tags: study, tree rings, carbon dating, climate change, atmospheric carbon, ice age )

- 3400 days ago -
Oxford University is involved in a research project to unearth 30,000 year old climate records, before they are lost forever. The rings of preserved kauri trees, hidden in New Zealand's peat bogs, hold the secret to climate fluctuations...
Big Freeze: Earth Could Plunge Into Sudden Ice Age | LiveScience
Science & Tech  (tags: ice age, environment, climate change, science, world, study )

- 3512 days ago -
Looking ahead to the future, there is no reason why such a freeze shouldn't happen again -- and in ironic fashion it could be precipitated if ongoing changes in climate force the Greenland ice sheet to suddenly melt, scientists say.
When Genes Tell Species to Go Extinct
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, study, research, ice age, extinction, discovery )

- 3634 days ago -
The ice age may have caused the extinction of dinosaurs and the woolly mammoths may have disappeared because of declining sources of food, but extinction doesn't always have to be due to environmental triggers, as scientists at the University of
'Pickled' Baby Mammoth Opens Window to Ice Age
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, discovery, ice age, research, Mammoth, study, interesting )

- 3745 days ago -
A baby mammoth dubbed Lyuba had her brief life cut short in a swamp 40,000 years ago, but the well-preserved specimen will provide the world a window into the extinct creatures from the Ice Age.
Ice Age Geology Revealed at Ground Zero
Science & Tech  (tags: Ground zero, World Trade Center, ice age, geology, New York )

- 3954 days ago -
Crews excavating the World Trade Center site this summer for the foundations of a new skyscraper have uncovered features carved into the bedrock by glaciers about 20,000 years ago, including a 40-foot-deep pothole.
Great Beasts Peppered From Space
Science & Tech  (tags: ice age, mammoths, bison, mastodon, giant sloth, sabre-toothed tigers, animals, space, meteorites, impacts, discovery, evidence, DNA, scientists, research, extinction )

- 4239 days ago -
Startling evidence has been found which shows mammoth and other great beasts from the last ice age were blasted with material that came from space.
Failing Ocean Current Raises Fears of Mini Ice Age
Science & Tech  (tags: ocean, currents, ice age, science )

- 4308 days ago -
The ocean current that gives western Europe its relatively balmy climate is stuttering, raising fears that it might fail entirely and plunge the continent into a mini ice age.

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