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Stories by Ramez Naam

Can Humans Survive Mass Extinction?

Threats that could wipe out the bulk of life on earth abound. Planetary catastrophe could come in the form of a killer asteroid impact, the eruption of massive supervolcanoes, a nearby gamma ray burst that sterilizes the earth, or by human-driven environmental collapse.Yet life will endure, says Annalee Newitz, and so will humanity...

May 31, 2013 — Ramez Naam

Arctic Sea Ice: What, Why, and What Next

On September 19 th , NSIDC, the National Snow and Ice Data Center, announced that Arctic sea ice has shrunk as far as it will shrink this summer, and that the ice is beginning to reform, expanding the floating ice cap that covers the North Pole and the seas around it...

September 21, 2012 — Ramez Naam
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