Latest Extinction event Stories
Scientists are calling it Eohupehsuchus brevicollis.
The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently nowadays than they used to. That’s 10 times worse than the old estimate of 100 times.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a desert that was once an ocean, 35 fossilized bodies waited patiently for 250 million years to tell their story.
Mass extinction certainly sounds like it would be the end of the line, and perhaps even evoke images of the end of the world. However, new research suggests that the end can also be the beginning.
The vertebrate class of fish, which comprises 99 percent of all fish species, arose from a small, shell-crushing predatory fish called Fouldenia that survived a massive extinction event 359 million years ago.
Hydrogen sulfide, known to many as ‘sewer gas,’ is a deadly substance that many evolutionary biologists blame for several mass extinction events throughout Earth’s history.
A massive asteroid that crashed into Earth left behind a large impact crater in Australia and changed the entire landscape of the planet.
Ecologists at the University of Toronto and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) have found that, given time, invading exotic plants will likely eliminate native plants growing in the wild despite recent reports to the contrary.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.