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Past mass extinctions could help scientists prevent the next one

Black rhinos, red wolves, whooping cranes: the global list of endangered species grows every year to the point where some researchers say we're witnessing...

Mammals switched to daytime activity after dinosaur extinction

Mammals only started being active in the daytime after non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out about 66 million years ago (mya), finds a new study...

Research provides unique insight into extinction dynamics in late Triassic

One of the most exciting discoveries that paleontologists can make is finding the causal relationship between the extinction of ancient creatures and the environmental...

Lost mountains in the Karoo reveal the secrets of massive extinction...

Fossil records near the lost Gondwanides mountains show that the Permian-Triassic extinction started 1 million years prior to what was previously believed. Millions of years...

Mass extinctions led to low species diversity, dinosaur rule

Two of Earth's five mass extinction events -- times when more than half of the world's species died -- resulted in the survival of...

Siberian volcanic eruptions caused extinction 250 million years ago

A team of scientists has found new evidence that the Great Permian Extinction, which occurred approximately 250 million years ago, was caused by massive...

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...

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