An "extinct" bird that hadn't been seen since 1941 has been rediscovered. Scientists have found the Jerdon's babbler, Chrysomma altirostre, alive and well in the grasslands near the town of Myitkyo in Myanmar.
How much does dark matter impact our planet? It could potentially influence mass extinction events on Earth.
When it comes to avoiding extinction, size matters. Scientists have discovered that in the battle to diverse environments, animals that are sexually dimorphic, which means that the males and females differ in size, have a better chance at survival.
When it comes to surviving mass extinctions, plants do a lot better than animals. Scientists have taken a closer look at the mass extinctions over the course of Earth's history and have found that plants are especially resilient during these events.
It turns out that our world's seas are quickly becoming ecosystems where species are at risk for extinction. Scientists have discovered that 20 to 25 percent of species in our oceans are now threatened with extinction.
What caused the extinction of the dinosaurs? Scientists have long thought that an asteroid might have helped but now, new research has debunked the theory that a massive impact also caused vast global firestorms that led to a global mass extinction.
It turns out that mass die-offs may be rising among birds and fish. Scientists have analyzed 727 mass die-offs of nearly 2,500 animal species from the past 70 years and found out that these events are increasing.
A massive, cosmic impact probably wasn't responsible for the mass extinction event that killed off mammoths.
What did extinct animals eat? That's a question that scientists are now studying, thanks to tooth enamel.
Scientists have found that bony fish, the most biodiverse fish group in both salt- and freshwater, achieved their diversity only after mass extinction events during the Permian and Triassic periods.
Scientists have discovered the complete body of a 9,000-year-old bison within Eastern Siberia.