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Stem cell breakthrough brings de-extinction one step closer

3-7-2024 | 21

Scientists have achieved a significant breakthrough that could help to bring mammoths back to life.

Science & Technology

Is there really a 1 in 6 chance of human extinction this century?

10-7-2023 | 3

Toby Ord's 2020 book painted a grim picture of humanity's chances this century, but just how accurate is his prediction ?

Science & Technology

How specifically could AI cause the extinction of mankind ?

6-2-2023 | 3

Professor Nello Cristianini investigates how exactly artificial intelligence might bring about the doom of civilization.

Space & Astronomy

Odds of 'killer' asteroid impact in next 1,000 years are 'very low'

5-20-2023 | 4

A reassuring new study has found that we may be safe from extinction asteroid impacts... at least for the time being.

Nature & Environment

Extinction of the Tasmanian tiger has been moved up to the late 1990s

3-23-2023 | 8

Researchers now believe that the extinction of the thylacine occurred much more recently than the 1930s.

Science & Technology

De-extinction firm attracts $150M in funding to resurrect the dodo

2-2-2023 | 15

Texas-based firm Colossal Biosciences is already working on a way to bring back the long-extinct woolly mammoth.

Nature & Environment

Mauritius pink pigeons brought back from edge of extinction

5-16-2022 | 0

The remarkable success story saw the population grow from a mere 10 individuals in 1991 to over 400 today.

Palaeontology

Well preserved dinosaur leg may be from the actual day of the asteroid strike

4-15-2022 | 9

Palaeontologists believe that they may have found one of the victims of the extinction event that ended the dinosaurs.

Palaeontology

Shards of dinosaur-killing asteroid found preserved in amber

4-9-2022 | 2

Palaeontologists have discovered fragments of the asteroid that brought about the demise of the dinosaurs.

Nature & Environment

Ivory-billed woodpecker joins extinction list

10-1-2021 | 4

The distinctive bird is among 23 species in the US that are about to be declared officially extinct by authorities.

Palaeontology

Geomagnetic reversal linked to mass extinction

2-21-2021 | 19

Scientists believe that a historic reversal of the Earth's magnetic field may have proven catastrophic.

Palaeontology

Mass extinctions follow 27-million-year cycle

12-14-2020 | 16

Scientists have determined that mass extinctions have occurred throughout history with striking regularity.

Palaeontology

Volcanism ruled out in dino extinction debate

1-18-2020 | 2

A new study has suggested that it was an asteroid strike, not volcanism, that ultimately wiped out the dinosaurs.

Palaeontology

Mass extinction caused long-term disruption

9-30-2019 | 7

A new study has revealed how long it took for the world's oceans to recover after the death of the dinosaurs.

Nature & Environment

Extinct bird evolved itself back in to existence

5-10-2019 | 5

Researchers have identified a species of bird that went extinct, then evolved again from the same lineage.

Science & Technology

Mammoth resurrection is now one step closer

3-12-2019 | 59

Japanese scientists have achieved a 'significant step' towards the de-extinction of the woolly mammoth.

Palaeontology

Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike

3-8-2019 | 21

A new study has cast doubt on the idea that the dinosaurs had been in steady decline before the impact.

Science & Technology

Scientists unlock secrets of the Great Dying

8-28-2018 | 5

A new study has determined how a volcanic eruption 205 million years ago wiped out 90 percent of all life on Earth.

Palaeontology

Evolution may favor laziness, new study finds

8-23-2018 | 11

In some species, the key to success may be more about 'survival of the laziest' than 'survival of the fittest'.

Palaeontology

Mass extinction triggered age of the dinosaurs

4-16-2018 | 19

A new study has revealed that a devastating event may have been responsible for the dinosaurs' dominance.

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