The distinctive bird is among 23 species in the US that are about to be declared officially extinct by authorities.
Scientists believe that a historic reversal of the Earth's magnetic field may have proven catastrophic.
Scientists have determined that mass extinctions have occurred throughout history with striking regularity.
A new study has suggested that it was an asteroid strike, not volcanism, that ultimately wiped out the dinosaurs.
A new study has revealed how long it took for the world's oceans to recover after the death of the dinosaurs.
Researchers have identified a species of bird that went extinct, then evolved again from the same lineage.
Japanese scientists have achieved a 'significant step' towards the de-extinction of the woolly mammoth.
A new study has cast doubt on the idea that the dinosaurs had been in steady decline before the impact.
A new study has determined how a volcanic eruption 205 million years ago wiped out 90 percent of all life on Earth.
In some species, the key to success may be more about 'survival of the laziest' than 'survival of the fittest'.
A new study has revealed that a devastating event may have been responsible for the dinosaurs' dominance.
The dinosaurs may not have gone extinct if the asteroid had hit almost anywhere other than where it did.
The man behind this month's doomsday prophecy has pushed the apocalypse back another few weeks.
The species, which has long teetered on the edge of extinction, is finally starting to make a comeback.
Scientists have revealed the immense destructiveness of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.
A mass extinction event 200 million years ago made it possible for the dinosaurs to dominate the planet.
Scientists have been drilling in to the crater left behind by the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.
A catastrophic rise in temperature wiped out the vast majority of life on Earth 250 million years ago.
A new study has indicated that resurrecting long-extinct species could ultimately do more harm than good.
Biologists have warned that up to a half of all species could be wiped out by the end of the century.