Reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles may have triggered Neanderthal extinction — and it could happen again

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The reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles, along with a temporary breakdown of the world’s magnetic field about 42,000 years ago, could have triggered a raft of environmental changes, solar storms and the extinction of the Neanderthals, according to a new study.

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