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toxic triassic
2015-04-02 08:56:47

The Triassic extinction took place over 200 million years ago and a new study has found that a major factor in that global die-off was the oceans becoming toxic, according to a new study in the journal Geology.

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2015-03-29 16:02:56

The blue whale is the largest animal on Earth ever, well, besides your mom.

Metoposaurus algarvensis
2015-03-24 13:30:27

We like to think of salamander as little cute pets or harmless amphibians you can catch near local stream or lake, but millions of years ago a somewhat more terrifying version of these animals stalked the very same bodies of water.

Eohupehsuchus brevicollis
2014-12-19 15:48:13

Scientists are calling it Eohupehsuchus brevicollis.

dodo bird
2014-09-04 03:30:00

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.

2014-02-10 12:22:32

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.

End-Permian Mass Extinction Paved Way For Modern Mammals
2013-08-28 16:19:55

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.

Scientists Study Emergence Of Ray-Finned Fish
2013-07-22 17:47:50

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.

Sewer Gas Accelerates Plant Growth, Development
2013-04-18 18:14:55

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.


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