Extinction

'Transformers: The Last Knight' — What You Need to Know Before Seeing It

Even die-hard fans likely need a refresher on the franchise's confusing continuity.<p>To those who have never watched a <i>Transformers</i> movie — as well as …

Movies

I Create Paper Cuttings Of Extinct Animals

Rhinos throughout Africa are constantly being hunted, both for trophy hunting and for their horn. The horn serves as a status symbol and as a …

Wildlife

De-extinction is like any other conservation program

<i>Our Expert Voices conversation on de-extinction.</i><p>Bringing back extinct species should be treated like any other conservation program — a case-by-case …

Yellowstone National Park

Volcanoes may have caused the mass extinction that started the age of dinosaurs

Before dinosaurs ruled Earth, something wiped out roughly 60% of all life on the planet. Past research showed that this extinction corresponded with …

Dinosaurs

Farming, Hunting Push Thousands of Species Toward Extinction

Unless we sort out how we feed the growing human population, thousands of birds and mammals will face the specter of extinction in coming decades, …

Endangered Species

Iron Galaxy’s Extinction Being Considered For Nintendo Switch

Just a few days before the Electronic Entertainment Expo started, Iron Galaxy, the developers of the last two seasons of <i>Killer Instinct</i>, announced a …

Gaming

Humans Are Driving the Next Mass Extinction

"Species are like a house of cards, you can't just sort of take one card out of the deck and not expect the deck to crumble," said Dr. Michael …

American Museum of Natural History

The sun may have an evil twin with a flare for mass extinction

Scientists call this infrequent visitor Nemesis.<p>Not every sun is an only child. In fact, the universe often gives birth to a litter of stars. And the …

Universe

Earth Is Not in the Midst of a Sixth Mass Extinction

“As scientists we have a responsibility to be accurate about such comparisons.”<p>At the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Smithsonian paleontologist Doug Erwin took the podium to address a ballroom full of geologists on the dynamics of mass extinctions and power grid …

One of Malaysia's Last Sumatran Rhinos Has Died

Back in April, a team of veterinary specialists flew to Malaysia to perform urgent dental surgery on Puntung, one of the country’s last three …

Wildlife

Prime 1 Studio’s limited edition Optimus Prime statue from Transformers: The Last Knight

Sideshow has unveiled Prime 1 Studio’s Optimus Prime statue from the upcoming blockbuster sequel <b>Transformers: The Last Knight</b>. The collectible is …

Movies

Did volcanic 'geoengineering' cause a huge extinction?

A volcanic eruption 440 million years ago may have killed off most animals. What happened then raises concerns about modern geoengineering schemes.

Volcanoes

“Sixth Mass Extinction” Underway Due To Human Activity, New Study Finds

A new study says that human activities are indeed altering the environment — by killing off swaths of it.The post “Sixth Mass Extinction” Underway …

Cool Stuff

The Sixth Extinction

There have been five major extinctions since the evolution of multicellular life on earth. These are events marked by a geologically rapid loss of …

Ecology

Iron Galaxy announces Extinction for the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC

Iron Galaxy and Maximum Games have announced their brand new action title <b>Extinction</b>. This fast paced action game will be available in early 2018 for …

PlayStation 4

Here's why bringing back extinct species may have worrying repercussions

De-extinction – the science of reviving species that have been lost – has moved from the realm of science-fiction to something that is now nearly …

Humans are killing the planet and all its inhabitants

We’re our own worst enemy.<p>Humans — rather than a giant meteor or a super-volcano — will be behind Earth’s next mass extinction, researchers predict …

Ecology

Iron Galaxy announces Extinction ahead of E3

We come from the land down ogre<p><i>Extinction</i> cuts an imposing first impression. The newly announced game from Iron Galaxy and Maximum Games pits players …

These are the books Stanford is asking students to read this summer

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

Books

Humans are bringing about the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth, scientists warn

Humans are bringing about the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth, according to scientists writing in a special edition of the leading journal</i> …

Environment

We're on the brink of mass extinction—but there's still time to pull back

Imagine being a scuba diver and leaving your oxygen tank behind you on a dive. Or a mountain climber and abandoning your ropes. Or a skydiver and …

Ecology

Scientists are accidentally helping poachers drive rare species to extinction

If you open Google and start typing “Chinese cave gecko”, the text will auto-populate to “Chinese cave gecko for sale” – just US$150, with delivery. …

Wildlife

Why do animals go extinct? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>A man pulls from his pocket a futuristic, streamlined flat metallic box that has been constructed in China but filled with chemical components dug from …

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Giraffes Are Going Extinct

<b>By Federico Cheever; Annecoos Wiersema, University of Denver</b><p>On April 19 of this year, five major wildlife protection groups petitioned the United …

Endangered Species

Volcano Eruption May Have Caused First Mass Extinction 450 Million Years Ago | International Business Times

Toward the end of the Ordovician Period about 444 million years ago, life was still largely confined to Earth’s oceans and seas, but it still had a …

Maybe we can, but should we? Deciding whether to bring back extinct species

De-extinction – the science of reviving species that have been lost – has moved from the realm of science-fiction to something that is now nearly …

Island extinctions weren't inevitable

In the last few thousand years, the arrival of humans in new territory almost always brought overhunting, habitat destruction, or invasive species …

Australian National University

Giraffes are in trouble – the US Endangered Species Act can help

On April 19 of this year, five major wildlife protection groups petitioned the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to list the giraffe (<i>Giraffa</i> …

Conservation

New Zealand's iconic yellow-eyed penguins face extinction

New Zealand’s iconic yellow-eyed penguins – displayed on billboards greeting people arriving at the country’s main airports – could become extinct …

Environment

Nicholas School Faculty: Stuart L. Pimm

Stuart L. Pimm<p>Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology <i><br>Division of Environmental Sciences & Policy</i> <i><br>Division of Marine Science & Conservation</i><p>Ph.D., …

Education