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Understanding Caribbean mammal extinctions of the past spurs renewed focus on...

A Johns Hopkins paleontologist and her collaborative team of scientists report they have clear evidence that the arrival of humans and subsequent human activity...

Extinction mystery solved? Evidence suggests humans played a role in monkey’s...

Radiocarbon dating of a fossilized leg bone from a Jamaican monkey called Xenothrix mcgregori suggests it may be the one of the most recent...

What caused the world’s greatest extinction?

A study by a researcher in the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences offers new clues to what may have triggered the world's...

New bird that humans drove to extinction discovered in Azores

Inside the crater of a volcano on Graciosa Island in the Azores archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean, an international team of researchers has discovered...

Large-mouthed fish was top predator after mass extinction

The most catastrophic mass extinction on Earth took place about 252 million years ago -- at the boundary between the Permian and Triassic geological...

Earth’s major ‘mass extinction’ events

Most scientists agree that a "mass extinction" event is underway with the Earth's wildlife disappearing at an alarming rate, mainly due to human activity. But...

Size not important for fish in the largest mass extinction of...

Understanding modern biodiversity and extinction threats is important. It is commonly assumed that being large contributes to vulnerability during extinction crises. However, researchers from the...

Large volcanic eruption may have caused the first mass extinction

Researchers in the USA and Japan say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of life. There have been five mass...

Battered Earth revived by mineral weathering after mass extinction

Bedrock of Earth got severely beaten up by hothouse climate conditions during one of planet’s mass extinctions some 200 million years ago. But the...

Mars volcano, Earth’s dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian shield volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3...

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