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Dinosaurs got an evolutionary assist from huge volcanic eruptions

Blown away.

In addition to erupting bits of rock, gas, and ash, volcanos also send elements like mercury into the air.

Humans rule Earth. We dominate every corner of the planet, to the point that we’re debating whether we have left a permanent classifiable mark on the globe.

But when it comes to the history of Earth, our dominion is merely a momentary tyranny built on the remnants of animals that lasted on our wet, volatile planet for

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