News tagged with fossil record

What makes some species more likely to go extinct?

Though they say "'tis impossible to be sure of anything but death and taxes," a bit of financial chicanery may get you out of paying the taxman. But no amount of trickery will stop the inevitability of death. Death is the ...

dateAug 22, 2018 in Ecology
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Old species learn new tricks... very slowly

A quick look at the fossil record shows that no species lasts forever. On average, most species exist for around a million years, although some species persist for much longer. A new study published in Scientific Reports ...

dateAug 15, 2018 in Evolution
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