Human-caused climate change appears to have driven the Great Barrier Reef’s only endemic mammal species into the history books, with the Bramble Cay melomys, a small rodent that lives on a tiny island in the eastern Torres Strait, being completely wiped-out from its only known location.
<p>A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, Hank Green discusses 50 common science misconceptions about topics such as bats, dog years, and dinosaurs.</p>
The Columbia River Flood Basalts are an extensive sequence of stacked lava flows that occurred during the middle Miocene, between 17 and 15 million years ago. Attributed to the Yellowstone hotspot, they reach a cumulative thickness of up to 6000 feet. During the same time period the Oregon Basins and Range of the Pacific Northwest were also flooded with basaltic lava flows.
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