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Scientists Just Measured The Drought That May Have Brought Down The Ancient Maya

Scientists Just Measured The Drought That May Have Brought Down The Ancient Maya

The ancient Mayan pyramid Pirámide de los Cinco Pisos is over 30.48m tall.Photo: Nick Evans, University of Cambridge The ancient Maya were an innovative people. They constructed intricate cities throughout the tropical lowlands of the Yucatán Peninsula, communicated using one of the world’s first written languages, and created two calendar…

Our Atmosphere Is Leaking Oxygen And Scientists Don’t Know Why

Our Atmosphere Is Leaking Oxygen And Scientists Don’t Know Why

It’s nothing to lose sleep over — really, I promise — but Earth’s atmosphere is leaking oxygen. Atmospheric oxygen levels have dropped by 0.7 per cent over the past 800,000 years, and while scientists aren’t sure why, they’re rather excited about it.