How humans survived an ancient volcanic winter and how disgust shapes ecosystems

Science | AAAS | 3/15/2018 | Staff
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When Indonesia’s Mount Toba blew its top some 74,000 years ago, an apocalyptic scenario ensued: Tons of ash and debris entered the atmosphere, coating the planet in ash for 2 weeks straight and sending global temperatures plummeting. Despite the worldwide destruction, humans survived. Sarah Crespi talks with Online News Editor Catherine Matacic about how life after Toba was even possible—were humans decimated, or did they rally in the face of a suddenly extra hostile planet?

Next, Julia Buck of the University of California, Santa Barbara, joins Sarah to discuss...
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