Gigantopithecus blacki went extinct at least 215,000 years ago after climate change caused its forest home to vanish.
Catch data from 2012 to 2019 reveal shark deaths from fishing increased from 76 million to 80 million per year. Researchers stress that more action is needed to save threatened species.
Instead of bludgeoning Australia's invasive cane toads to death, scientists advise popping them in the fridge for a day or two before transferring them to the freezer to finish them off.
The newly identified tyrannosaur species is the closest known relative of T. rex and could have been even larger than the famous dinosaur king.
An adult male silky shark was spotted with a huge chunk of its fin missing. A year later, it had almost completely regrown. Here's the amazing story behind the discovery.
Black footed cats are already a threatened species, and habitat fragmentation is now causing increased rates of interbreeding, placing them at higher risk of disease.
Researchers found a new species of fanged frog when they noticed clutches of eggs laid on leaves and mossy boulders unusually far above water.
Scientific research on how cats view us is mixed, but one thing is clear — they don't adore us the way dogs do.
Countless sardines beached themselves on an island in the Philippines around 48 hours before a major earthquake. But experts say a phenomenon known as "upwelling" was to blame instead.
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