Many giant mammals in the Americas have died out but it has been hard to say whether humans or natural events were responsible. Now, in the Caribbean at least, we know
The extinction of the dinosaurs allowed our distant mammalian ancestors to start foraging during the day for the first time – and shaped our early evolution
A bird group named the Vegaviidae, which resembled modern loons and geese, is the first identified with members that lived before and after the Cretaceous extinction
A study of dodo bones has revealed how the legendary birds matured, bred and moulted, and explains discrepancies in sailors’ descriptions of them
Mass deaths might not be all bad, because local die-offs could help to ensure the survival of the species as a whole
The vaquita porpoise lives in the Gulf of California, Mexico, where illegal fishing with gill nets has slashed the population by a total of 90 per cent in the past five years
It would be wise to heed calls to build a dedicated rocket primed to defend Earth against a large incoming asteroid or comet, says Geraint Lewis
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Up to 60 per cent of prey species of iconic predators, such as the clouded leopard, are threatened, which puts them at risk of extinction, too
A new world will emerge out of the Anthropocene, shaped by the species humans create and foster as well as the ones they kill off. The post Humanity Is Killing Off Thousands of Species. But It's Creating Them, Too appeared first on WIRED.