FORA.tv (Aug. 19, 2013) Mass Extinction Looks Like a GMO Field in Iowa
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Our planet gets up to no end of apocalyptic-like tricks over time---periods when it is nearly all ice, all melting ice, all ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Oct. 21, 2012) A major Chinese, British and German study of the mass species extinction 250 million years ago claims it was caused by high temperatures.
The joint study was published Friday in Science, one of the ... watch video
Newsy (Mar. 11, 2014) A new study says volcanoes provided warm areas for various species like mosses and bugs to thrive while the rest of the world was covered in glaciers.
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Reuters (Mar. 20, 2013) A landmark study has concluded that almost one in five reptile species are threatened with extinction. The more than 200 world experts involved in the study say loss of habitat is the driving force ... watch video
Newsy (June 20, 2015) Scientists are warning the planet is in the early stages of a mass extinction, but they say there is something humans can do to try to prevent it.
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AFP (Nov. 19, 2015) A British-led project called "Frozen Ark" is preserving the DNA of endangered species before they disappear as the Earth undergoes what scientists are calling the sixth mass extinction.
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Nov. 23, 2015 From an evolutionary perspective, it happened almost overnight. In less than 800 years Yakutian horses adapted to the extremely cold temperatures found in the environments of eastern Siberia. The ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 Urban environments struggle with contaminated water running off, causing pollution and algal blooms. In response, cities often use natural landscapes of soil, grasses, and ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 Fruit fly windpipes are much more like human blood vessels than the entryway to human lungs. To create that intricate network, fly embryonic cells must sprout "fingers" and ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team tested social correlates of both objective and subjective contact with nature in a systematic way, revealing complex linkages between nature, ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 Many birds travel in flocks, sometimes migrating over thousands of miles. But how do the birds decide who will lead the way? Researchers now have some new insight based on ... read more
Nov. 24, 2015 Spontaneous and synchronized drumming tempo has been assessed in a female bonobo who self-selected to participate by regularly approaching a human drummer in a designated research area within a ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 A tick that is not known to bite people may play a role in the transmission of Lyme disease, according to a new article. This study adds to a growing body of evidence that indicates that in order to ... read more
Nov. 22, 2013 Around 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, there was a mass extinction so severe that it remains the most traumatic known species die-off in Earth's history. Some ... read more
July 11, 2011 Scientists have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands. Using ship-borne sea-floor mapping technology during research cruises onboard the ... read more
Mar. 28, 2011 Most deep-sea volcanoes produce effusive lava flows rather than explosive eruptions, both because the levels of magmatic gas tend to be low, and because the volcanoes are under a lot of pressure from ... read more
Jan. 23, 2011 About 250 million years about 95 per cent of life was wiped out in the sea and 70 per cent on land. Researchers now believe they have discovered evidence to support massive volcanic eruptions burnt ... read more