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Ancient DNA traces extinct Caribbean ‘Island Murderer’ back to the dawn...

From skeletal remains found among ancient owl pellets, a team of scientists has recovered the first ancient DNA of the extinct West Indian mammal...

The Origin of Life: RNA World Deep Beneath the Surface

Where did life begin—in a shallow lagoon, or in a vent of superheated water spewing from the ocean floor? If we knew, we might...

NZ wren DNA analysis reshapes geological theory

A DNA analysis of living and extinct species of mysterious New Zealand wrens may change theories around the country's geological and evolutionary past. A University...

Ancient DNA shows perfect storm felled Ice Age giants

Giant Ice Age species including elephant-sized sloths and powerful sabre-toothed cats that once roamed the windswept plains of Patagonia, southern South America, were finally...

Out of the pouch: ancient DNA from extinct giant roos

Scientists have finally managed to extract DNA from Australia's extinct giant kangaroos ─ the mysterious marsupial megafauna that roamed Australia over 40,000 years ago. A...

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