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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...

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...

Aftermath of a mass extinction

A new study of fossil fishes from Middle Triassic sediments on the shores of Lake Lugano provides new insights into the recovery of biodiversity...

For ancient deep-sea plankton, a long decline before extinction

A new study of nearly 22,000 fossils finds that ancient plankton communities began changing in important ways as much as 400,000 years before massive...

Rocks chart Earth’s recovery from extinction

Scientists have shed light on why life on Earth took millions of years to recover from the greatest mass extinction of all time. The study...

Our ancestors evolved faster after dinosaur extinction

Our ancestors evolved three times faster in the 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs than in the previous 80 million years,...

A 100-million-year Partnership on the Brink of Extinction

A relationship that has lasted for 100 million years is at serious risk of ending, due to the effects of environmental and climate change....

Strange sea-dwelling reptile fossil hints at rapid evolution after mass extinction

Two hundred and fifty million years ago, life on earth was in a tail-spin—climate change, volcanic eruptions, and rising sea levels contributed to a...

Fossil teeth suggest that seeds saved bird ancestors from extinction

When the dinosaurs became extinct, plenty of small bird-like dinosaurs disappeared along with giants like Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops. Why only some of them survived...

When life returned after a volcanic mass extinction

A worldwide mass extinction 201.5 million years ago wiped out 60 percent of sea life, including coral reefs and shelled marine animals. On land,...

Slower evolution and climate change drove ichthyosaurs to extinction

Ichthyosaurs -- shark-like marine reptiles from the time of dinosaurs -- were driven to extinction by intense climate change and their own failure to...

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