Keen sense of smell may have given birds the edge.
Find out everything there is to know about extinction and stay updated on the latest extinction news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and pictures at LiveScience. Learn more about amazing discoveries scientists are making as they uncover the causes and other details of mass extinctions throughout history.
New details on the Earth's first mass extinction event are revealed by a study that explored temperatures and glacier expansion at the time.
Fungi that appeared from nowhere are wiping out whole species of amphibians and more than a million bats just by attacking the skin.
Many of the recent reports of mass animal deaths worldwide have been compiled by an anonymous person into one big, unsettling Google Map.
The diversity of the Late Devonian oceans crashed because invasive species stifled the creation of new species, according to new research.
By reconstructing the brains of extinct birds, researchers could shed light on when birds evolved into flying creatures.
The fossil ecosystem reveals how life recovered after the most devastating mass extinction on Earth.
Before dinosaurs' demise, mammals were basically vermin scuttling around beasts. And then their size exploded.