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La Brea fossils
2014-04-11 04:43:36

For the first time, researchers have documented the impact that global climate change had on the evolution of Ice Age-era predators whose remains were discovered in California’s La Brea Tar Pits.

Bringing Extinct Animals Back To Life
2013-03-15 04:45:55

The idea of bringing woolly mammoths and saber tooth cats back from the dead has been a popular one, and this concept of "de-extinction" is the focus for National Geographic's cover for its April issue.

2012-06-12 14:17:21

Although humans and woolly mammoths co-existed for millennia, the shaggy giants disappeared from the globe between 4,000 and 10,000 years ago, and scientists couldn't explain until recently exactly how the Flinstonian behemoths went extinct.

Canadian Family Finds Ancient Bison Skeleton In Their Basement
2012-05-03 12:52:57

Canadian Craig Duncan was digging a trench in the basement of his new house in the Yukon Territory capital of Whitehorse when he stumbled over something unusual.

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2010-03-31 11:07:40

The woolly mammoth died out suddenly and without a loss of genetic variation, all but ruling out climate change and inbreeding as possible causes of their extinction.

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2009-01-13 08:55:34

Scientists found that Tasmanian “tigers” may have gone extinct due to inbreeding and are considering resurrecting the Australian marsupials 70 years after they ceased to exist.

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2008-11-03 09:35:00

The sabertooth cat (Smilodon fatalis), one of the most iconic extinct mammal species, was likely to be a social animal, living and hunting like lions today, according to new scientific research.

2008-08-16 00:00:09

U.S. researchers said the bones of wolves can provide scientists with a better picture of environmental change than tree rings can.

2008-05-20 16:22:23

DNA from an extinct creature has been resurrected in a live animal for the first time. The genetic material, extracted from the extinct Tasmanian tiger, proved functional in mice.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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