Extinction


Woolly Mammoth will Return to Life from Extinction within Two Years

Woolly Mammoth will Return to Life from Extinction within Two Years

The woolly mammoth could be brought back from extinction within two years time period. Yet the important question to ask oursel...

Feb 17 2017, 7:48am CST

Waves Blamed for Earth's Largest Extinction

Waves Blamed for Earth's Largest Extinction

New evidence points to an uncharacteristic shoaling before and after great die-off 250 million years ago...

Feb 8 2017, 11:54am CST

World’s Smallest Porpoise is Racing Towards Extinction

World’s Smallest Porpoise is Racing Towards Extinction

There are now only 30 vaquita porpoises left on Earth...

Feb 5 2017, 8:56am CST

Sixty Percent of Primates Threatened With Extinction

Sixty Percent of Primates Threatened With Extinction

The experts have found that over half the primates of the world are headed for extinction....

Jan 19 2017, 5:38am CST

Scientist Aim to "De-Extinct" Ancient Cow

Scientist Aim to "De-Extinct" Ancient Cow

Scientists are working to bring back an ancient cattle species called an auroch. These animals were absolutely massive, cl...

Jan 3 2017, 2:36pm CST

Cheetahs Facing Extinction after Devastating Decline

Cheetahs Facing Extinction after Devastating Decline

Only 7,100 cheetahs are left in the wild, according to a new study...

Dec 26 2016, 10:58pm CST

Giraffes at Risk of Extinction

Giraffes at Risk of Extinction

Apparently, giraffes are a species that are fast disappearing from the face of the earth. Their population was in decline yet n...

Dec 19 2016, 4:06am CST

Stephen Hawking: We Have 1,000 Years Left on Earth

Stephen Hawking: We Have 1,000 Years Left on Earth

Scientist Stephen Hawking has said that the only way we can escape mass extinction is to find another planet - and it look...

Nov 17 2016, 1:22pm CST

Frankenstein's Monster Saved Mankind From Extinction

Frankenstein's Monster Saved Mankind From Extinction

It seems that the biological principle of competitive exclusion was mentioned in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley....

Oct 31 2016, 5:49am CDT

Humans may have Hunted Cave Lions to Extinction for Their Pelts

Humans may have Hunted Cave Lions to Extinction for Their Pelts

It appears to be the case that stone age humans may have killed the large lion species to the point of extinction for their fur...

Oct 27 2016, 5:33am CDT

World's Largest Living Eastern Gorilla Comes Closer to Extinction

World's Largest Living Eastern Gorilla Comes Closer to Extinction

It so happens to be the case that the Eastern Gorilla along with other primates is on the critically endangered species list....

Sep 10 2016, 11:52am CDT

Hawaiian Birds are Threatened with Extinction

Hawaiian Birds are Threatened with Extinction

Six of Seven birds native to Hawaiian island of Kauai are facing the risk of extinction...

Sep 8 2016, 4:38am CDT

Last Woolly Mammoths in Alaska Died of Thirst

Last Woolly Mammoths Extinction Caused by Lack of Water

It has been surmised that woolly mammoths that once lived in Alaska probably died out due to dehydration....

Aug 2 2016, 4:14am CDT

New Fossil Evidence Reveal that First Mass Extinction was Caused by Early Animals

New Fossil Evidence Reveals that First Mass Extinction was Caused by Early Animals

New research suggests that the evolution of more complex biological organisms altered the environment so radically that it drov...

Aug 1 2016, 8:48am CDT

First Mass on Extinction Caused by Early Animals

First Mass on Extinction Caused by Early Animals

The novel fossil record that has emerged proves that the first major extinction was due to ecosystem engineers. These were biol...

Aug 1 2016, 3:11am CDT

We will Likely Have 1-Year Warning Before the Extinction of Earth

We will Likely Have 1-Year Warning Before the Extinction of Earth

Scientists in the United States have found that rare volcanic eruptions that are so catastrophically powerful that they have th...

Jul 22 2016, 3:10pm CDT

Ancient Rocks Reveal How Life Bounced Back on Earth After Mass Extinction

Ancient Rocks Reveal How Life Bounced Back on Earth After Mass Extinction

By analyzing rock samples unearthed in Oman, researchers have found that low oxygen and iron-rich waters delayed the recovery o...

Jul 20 2016, 6:33am CDT

A Supernova Caused Mass Extinction on Earth

A Supernova Caused Mass Extinction on Earth

A supernova explosion may have caused a massive extinction of species on earth some 2.59 million years ago. At least, that is h...

Jul 12 2016, 8:35am CDT

Volcanic Eruptions in India Linked to Dinosaur Extinction

Volcanic Eruptions in India Linked to Dinosaur Extinction

Combined impacts of volcanic eruptions in India and an asteroid impact in Mexico brought about one of the Earth's biggest mas...

Jul 7 2016, 3:09am CDT

Mass Extinction Event that Killed Dinosaurs Also Deadly to Antarctic Creatures

Mass Extinction Event that Killed Dinosaurs Also Deadly to Antarctic Creatures

The cause of extinction of the dinosaurs was also inimical to Antarctic animals or so it seems to be after evidence came out re...

May 27 2016, 7:21am CDT

Bizarre Fossil Shows Early Marine Life Evolved Rapidly After Mass Extinction

Bizarre Fossil Shows Early Marine Life Evolved Rapidly After Mass Extinction

The discovery hints at life after mass extinction and shows early marine reptiles did not evolve slowly after Permian-Triassic...

May 23 2016, 10:26pm CDT

Rare Marine Mammal Vaquita Porpoise is on the Verge of Extinction

Rare Marine Mammal Vaquita Porpoise is on the Verge of Extinction

About 60 vaquita porpoise likely remain on Earth. We will lose the species forever if coordinated conservation efforts are not...

May 16 2016, 3:05am CDT

21% of World's Plants are at Risk of Extinction

21% of World's Plants are at Risk of Extinction

The Kew Report included quite a few new botanical species among the long list of the world’s plants....

May 10 2016, 5:57am CDT

Seeds Saved Bird Ancestors From Dinosaur Extinction

Seeds Saved Bird Ancestors From Dinosaur Extinction

The fossil record is proof of one thing - which is that seeds helped bird harbingers from undergoing total extinction....

Apr 22 2016, 6:45am CDT

Seeds saved Bird Ancestors from Extinction

Seeds saved Bird Ancestors from Extinction

After an asteroid impact that killed carnivorous bird-like dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, birds with toothless beaks surv...

Apr 22 2016, 6:31am CDT

Major Theory About Dinosaur Extinction Proved Insufficient

Major Theory About Dinosaur Extinction Proved Insufficient

About 66 million years ago, dinosaurs faced an asteroid that smashed into the Yucatan Peninsula that completely transformed the...

Apr 18 2016, 7:47pm CDT

Diseases carried by humans linked to extinction of Neanderthals

Diseases carried by humans linked to extinction of Neanderthals

London, April 11 (IANS) Ancestors of modern-day humans are thought to have wiped out the ancient Neanderthals from Europe by pa...

Apr 11 2016, 7:09am CDT

Supersizing Eggs Drove Giant Ancient Aussie Bird to Extinction

Supersizing Eggs Drove Giant Ancient Aussie Bird to Extinction

Burnt eggshell fragments found on various sites point to human's role in ancient bird's demise....

Feb 1 2016, 9:16pm CST

European Killer Orca Whales at Risk of Extinction due to Poisonous Chemicals

European Killer Orca Whales at Risk of Extinction due to Poisonous Chemicals

A recent study claims PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyl) have irreparably harmed Orca Whale populations....

Jan 15 2016, 9:49am CST

Large Animals Extinction could worsen Climate Change

Large Animals Extinction could worsen Climate Change

According to the latest news, if bigger creatures are wiped out, climate change could become much worse than it was before....

Dec 21 2015, 5:56am CST

Banana is Facing Extinction Due to a Deadly Fungus

Banana is Facing Extinction Due to a Deadly Fungus

Despite the quarantine measure, the fungus is continuing to spread in banana crops worldwide....

Dec 2 2015, 9:04pm CST

Early Americans saved Pumpkin, Squash and Gourd from Extinction

Early Americans saved Pumpkin, Squash and Gourds from Extinction

It is clear that early native American Indians saved such important vegetables as the pumpkin, squash and gourd from the inevit...

Nov 17 2015, 9:04pm CST

Larger marine animals

40 Million Years after Mass Extinction, Land and Sea Animals Became Smaller In Size

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, led by Lauren Sallan, an assistant professor at the Department of Earth and En...

Nov 13 2015, 8:40am CST

Puffins, Turtle Doves, Slavonian Grebes and Pochards are at Risk of Extinction

Puffins, Turtle Doves, Slavonian Grebes and Pochards are at Risk of Extinction

Many of the common animals we see today are about to enter the endangered species list and it is all thanks to climate change....

Oct 30 2015, 9:56pm CDT

Asteroid

Earth Might Be Hit By another Comet to Trigger a Mass Extinction, Scientists Warn

Considering the fact that scientists reasoned a large comet hit the Earth 26 million years ago and destroyed dinosaurs and othe...

Oct 26 2015, 12:14pm CDT

Humans Drove Woolly Mammoths to Extinction, Tusk Analysis Suggests

Humans Drove Woolly Mammoths to Extinction, Tusk Analysis Suggests

Tusks of Siberian woolly mammoths suggests humans were more responsible for mammoth's demise than climate change...

Oct 17 2015, 1:05am CDT

Sonoran Desert Tortoise No Longer At Risk of Extinction; Ceases To Be Endangered

Sonoran Desert Tortoise No Longer At Risk of Extinction

The US Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday announced that the Sonoran desert tortoise no longer faces risks of extinction – not...

Oct 7 2015, 4:27pm CDT

Cactus Species Is More Threatened than Mammals and Birds, New Study

Cactus Species Facing Extinction Due to Illegal Trade

Almost 31% of cacti species are experiencing a high risk of extinction....

Oct 6 2015, 9:18pm CDT

African Penguins Are Facing Extinction

African Penguins Are Facing Extinction

In 2001, there were 56,000 pairs of African penguins in South Africa. Only 19,000 were left in 2012, according to South Africa&...

Aug 30 2015, 2:59am CDT

Butterflies Headed for Extinction due to Climate Change

Butterflies Headed for Extinction due to Climate Change

Six species of butterflies in the UK happen to be headed for extinction due to climate change....

Aug 11 2015, 5:52am CDT