News tagged with extinction

Dino-killing asteroid sped up bird evolution

Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as their only descendants. That's one conclusion drawn ...

dateSep 21, 2017 in Evolution
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Celebrity fossil reveals all for science

With the help of an artist, a geology professor at Lund University in Sweden has figuratively speaking breathed life into one of science's most well-known fossil species; Agnostus pisiformis. The trilobite-like arthropod ...

dateSep 15, 2017 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Variation in the recovery of tetrapods

The end-Permian mass extinction (EPME) occurred about 250 million years ago and represents the Earth's most catastrophic extinction event. Up to 96% of marine species and 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species went extinct, ...

dateAug 24, 2017 in Archaeology & Fossils
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