The Hidden Pattern Behind Earth’s Biggest Disasters


Scientists from New York University and the Carnegie Institution of Science analyzed 89 major geological events from the past 260 million years—everything from mass extinctions to volcanic activity, sea-level fluctuations to continental plate shifts.

And far from being totally arbitrary, these large-scale upheavals seem to come in pulses. These cataclysmic events seem to be grouped into 10 clusters, occurring every 27.5 million years or so.
Like an extremely slow heart rate. A pulse, if you will.

And this means that geological events, like the movement of continental plates or volcanic eruptions, may actually be tied to something, and may even be influencing each other.

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