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Stonehenge may be a rebuilt Welsh stone circle, research shows
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/stonehenge-may-be-a-rebuilt-welsh-stone-circle-research-shows/ar-BB1dC3IO

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  20:41:41  15 February 2021
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Life found beneath Antarctic ice sheet 'shouldn't be there'

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2267737-life-found-beneath-antarctic-ice-sheet-shouldnt-be-there/
  00:47:24  18 February 2021
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Mysteries of massive holes forming in Siberian permafrost unlocked by scientists
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/17/world/siberia-craters-arctic-climate-change-scn/index.html

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  03:58:00  20 February 2021
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The Magnetic Poles are truly one of the Earth's strangest places

Reversal of Earth's magnetic poles may have triggered Neanderthal extinction -- and it could happen again
https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/reversal-of-earth-s-magnetic-poles-may-have-triggered-neanderthal-extinction-and-it-could-happen-again/ar-BB1dPVVY

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  00:32:03  21 February 2021
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Earth's magnetic north pole is skittering wildly across the Arctic. By 2040, our compasses 'will point eastward of true North,' an expert says.
https://www.businessinsider.com/magnetic-north-moving-wildly-compass-problem-2019-12

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Earth's north magnetic pole has moved — here's what that means for our navigation systems
https://www.businessinsider.com/earths-magnetic-north-pole-moved-navigation-2019-2

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Neanderthals died out after Earth's magnetic poles flipped, causing a climate crisis 42,000 years ago, a study says
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/neanderthals-died-out-after-earth-s-magnetic-poles-flipped-causing-a-climate-crisis-42-000-years-ago-a-study-says/ar-BB1dRh7n

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  21:52:03  21 February 2021
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The Magnetic Poles are truly one of the Earth's strangest places
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Interesting!

But I suspect it's just fearmongering. One of the researchers even say: "A magnetic pole reversal or extreme change in Sun activity would be unprecedented climate change accelerants. We urgently need to get carbon emissions down before such a random event happens again", which sounds like utter hysteriah to me. According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomagnetic_reversal "Reversal occurrences are statistically random. There have been 183 reversals over the last 83 million years (on average once every ~450,000 years)", so statistically speaking it seems unlikely to happen for the next 400k years (for comparison, the next Glacial is assumed to arrive in just 50k years).

The other article says:

Scientists know that Earth's magnetic field has weakened about 9% in the past 170 years. The magnetic North pole has also been drifting more rapidly since the 1990s, at a rate of 30 to 40 miles per year.

This has "increased speculation that a field reversal may be imminent," the researchers wrote. Such an event could potentially topple power grids and satellite networks. An increase in radiation could also expose more people to diseases like cancer.


I'm not sure if today's changes mean that much, since the magnetic field's exact location has only been known since 1831. Maybe it always behaves like this? The question about sensitive electronics is good though.

This paper https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6531/766 is also sceptical of the evolutionary consequences (I only read the abstract): However, ice cores capture no record of a large climate change during this time, which came during a period already known to feature drastic climate swings related to the Atlantic Ocean.
  05:51:55  22 February 2021
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Here's some better graphics on the changes and the increased speed in the last few decades:

Santa’s New Home: The North Pole is Moving to Russia
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/magnetic-north-pole-moving-to-russia/

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Magnetic North is Constantly Shifting
https://www.geographyrealm.com/magnetic-north-constantly-shifting/

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Magnetic north moved 50 miles last year (let's map it!)
https://blogs.sas.com/content/graphicallyspeaking/2020/01/31/magnetic-north-moved-50-miles-last-year-lets-map-it/

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This desert ghost town has been swallowed by sand
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/this-desert-ghost-town-has-been-swallowed-by-sand/ss-BB1dNw8t

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  16:41:25  17 March 2021
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Bible scroll fragments among dazzling artifacts found in Dead Sea Cave of Horror

https://www.timesofisrael.com/bible-scroll-fragments-among-dazzling-artifacts-found-in-dead-sea-cave-of-horror/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/dead-sea-scroll-discovery-brings-tantalizing-prospect-of-more-yet-to-be-found/
  09:14:00  18 March 2021
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Top secret Cold War project turned up plants that once thrived beneath mile-deep Greenland ice
https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/top-secret-cold-war-project-turned-up-plants-that-once-thrived-beneath-mile-deep-greenland-ice/ar-BB1eG8n7

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  10:03:45  21 March 2021
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This man was locked down in his own private ghost town
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/this-man-was-locked-down-in-his-own-private-ghost-town/ss-BB1eNpRC

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