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anthropocene

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'Orbis Spike' in 1610 marks humanity's first major impact on planet Earth

Humans are as "Earth-changing as a meteor strike," says a researcher who has proposed a new start date for the so-called Anthropocene, or "human epoch."

By March 12, 2015

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Geology of thrones: Elaborate maps of Westeros over eons

"Game of Thrones" often feels like it's set in a real world. Feed the illusion with these fascinating geologic maps created by Stanford researchers.

By April 10, 2014

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Google Maps art magnifies our impact on Earth

Artist David Thomas Smith uses heavily manipulated satellite images of major cities as a vehicle for revealing humanity's excesses.

By April 5, 2013

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Are people changing geologic time?

Global warming and a host of changes caused by human industry have ushered in a new geologic epoch, geologists say.

By January 25, 2008