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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.

Natural World

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.

Palaeontology

Dino-killing asteroid hit worst possible place

11-9-2017 | 7

The dinosaurs may not have gone extinct if the asteroid had hit almost anywhere other than where it did.

Modern Mysteries

'Doomsday' has been postponed until October

9-25-2017 | 211

The man behind this month's doomsday prophecy has pushed the apocalypse back another few weeks.

Natural World

The snow leopard is no longer 'endangered'

9-15-2017 | 7

The species, which has long teetered on the edge of extinction, is finally starting to make a comeback.

Science & Technology

Extinction asteroid caused an 18-month winter

8-23-2017 | 9

Scientists have revealed the immense destructiveness of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Palaeontology

Intense volcanism gave rise to the dinosaurs

6-20-2017 | 5

A mass extinction event 200 million years ago made it possible for the dinosaurs to dominate the planet.

Palaeontology

Extinction asteroid hit 'worst possible place'

 VIDEO  5-15-2017 | 5

Scientists have been drilling in to the crater left behind by the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Science & Technology

Permian mass extinction 'could happen again'

3-25-2017 | 6

A catastrophic rise in temperature wiped out the vast majority of life on Earth 250 million years ago.

Science & Technology

Should we really bring back extinct species ?

2-28-2017 | 53

A new study has indicated that resurrecting long-extinct species could ultimately do more harm than good.

Natural World

Half of all species could disappear by 2100

2-27-2017 | 5

Biologists have warned that up to a half of all species could be wiped out by the end of the century.

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