News tagged with extinction

The ethics of resurrecting extinct species

(Phys.org) —At some point, scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals, and perhaps early humans, raising questions of ethics and environmental disruption.

Apr 08, 2013
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Wet 2012 'catastrophic' for UK butterflies

Britain's butterflies suffered a "catastrophic" year in 2012 with almost all species declining as a result of torrential rains, according to a study published on Tuesday.

Mar 26, 2013
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3Qs: The ethics of species 'de-extinction'

Scientists are closing in on the capacity to clone extinct species using biotechnology and DNA samples from the ancient past, a process that is called "de-extinction." The prospect of bringing back extinct ...

Mar 25, 2013
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Seeing inside a pterosaur skull

(Phys.org) —The inside of the skull of a 100-million-year-old pterosaur has been seen by Natural History Museum fossil experts for the first time. Computed tomography (CT) scans revealed details of the ...

Mar 22, 2013
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