July 23, 2021

About That Toba Volcanic Eruption

About That Toba Volcanic Eruption

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 84


*Claims the Toba volcanic eruption disrupted climate but not human evolution

A new study claims the biggest volcanic eruption in human history – Indonesia’s Toba eruption 74,000 years ago -- likely caused severe climate disruption but didn’t affect human evolution as much as thought.

*Why Comet Halley was a dumper in 86

It was billed as being an astronomical spectacular but for most people Comet Halley’s 1986 visit to the inner solar system failed to live up to expectations.

*Virgin Orbit carries out its third space flight of the year

Virgin Orbit has launched its second space mission in a month placing seven small satellites into orbit.

*The Science Report

Delta variant of COVID-19 survives in patients who have only been partially vaccinated.

The global cryosphere has shrunk by 87,000 square kilometres every year since 1979.

The growing problem of plastic pollution.

Growing levels of harmful antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in livestock.

Skeptic's guide to bad journalism and its link to flying saucers

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