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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...

Recovery after ‘great dying’ was slowed by more extinctions

Researchers studying marine fossil beds in Italy have found that the world's worst mass extinction was followed by two other extinction events, a conclusion...

One of greatest mass extinctions was due to an ice age...

Earth has known several mass extinctions over the course of its history. One of the most important happened at the Permian-Triassic boundary 250 million...

Exploring gigantic volcanic eruptions that caused worldwide mass extinctions

A paper published in Nature Communications by Virginia Tech researchers confirms a major feature in the formation of large igneous provinces -- massive worldwide...

Greenland fossils reveal global ecosystem recovery after mass extinction

A paper published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports shows how higher latitude ecosystems recovered after the World's most cataclysmic extinction event 252 million...

Research may help to discover the true colour of extinct animals

An international team of scientists led by The University of Manchester has used state-of-the-art X-ray methods to analyse the chemistry of feathers of birds,...

Lack of water likely caused extinction of isolated Alaska mammoths

A remnant population of woolly mammoths on a remote Alaska island was likely pushed to extinction by rising sea levels and a lack of...

Beaked birds champions of the last mass extinction

A new study shows that teeth are not too good for you if you're a dinosaur trying to not go extinct. Around 66 million years...

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