Diverse animals across the globe are slipping away and dying as Earth enters its sixth mass extinction, a new study finds.
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Only five northern white rhinoceroses are left on Earth. Can reproductive technology save a subspecies driven to near extinction?
The Chicxulub meteor impact 66 million years ago may have triggered a magnitude-11 earthquake that shook loose massive amounts of lava in India.
Scientists plan to drill deep into the Chicxulub crater formed by a space rock that smashed into Earth 65.5 million years ago, killing off the dinosaurs.
A deformed frog, preserved and stained with its disfigurations, is a poignant statement on environmental destruction.
Sometime between 300 million and 600 million years ago, a massive space rock split in two before colliding with the planet.
Fossils left behind by a penguin that was hunted to extinction reveal a remarkably fast turnover in species occurred after Polynesians settlers wiped out New Zealand's weird island wildlife.
During the worst mass extinction in Earth's history, the soil may have been as acidic as lemon juice, new research shows.
Life didn't immediately rebound after the world's greatest extinction, but cropped up in fits and starts.
New, more precise dates for India's Deccan Traps eruptions could revive the idea that the massive set of lava flows caused the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) extinction.
A new study of fossil records estimates that the 60-foot-long (18 meters) Megalodon shark went extinct 2.6 million years ago.
On the one-hundredth anniversary of the last passenger pigeon's death, reflections on the loss of darkened skies.
A new fossil find reveals that a family of lizardlike reptiles survived the Cretaceous extinction that killed the dinosaurs and lived for millions more years in South America.