Ancient relic points to a turning point in Earth’s history 42,000 years ago

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Douglas Adams might have been on to something when he wrote that “42” was “the answer to life, the universe, and everything” in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. An international study has found that the earth went through a period with increased electrical storms, mass extinctions, and ever-present auroras 42,000 years ago. The earth’s magnetic field had broken down during that period, leaving the world vulnerable to cosmic radiation and solar flares. Read full article here

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