Tagged: Yellowstone

Science Tank | Supervolcanoes - Guest Work

Guest Work Dec 15, 2017

It was 75,000 years ago, and all was peaceful in the Sumatran jungle – birds were chirping and swishing through sunlight-dappled tree canopies, while insects chirruped busily on the jungle floor. Suddenly, a sonic boom pierced the air; rumbling shook the earth. All living things fell dead instantly as the supervolcano Mount Toba started erupting, unleashing forth a, conservatively low, … Read More

Hannibal, Yellowstone and dinosaurs with malaria – weird microbes - Pointing At Science

Steve Pointing Apr 06, 2016

Today on my Dear Science show on 95.0 bFM radio we have a special feature on weird microbiology stories that are making the headlines this week.  You can listen to the podcast here. Poo microbes reveal Hannibal’s route over the Alps Source: Wikimedia Let’s start with a history lesson: Hannibal was Commander in … Read More