Bunnies may be to blame for the extinction of Neanderthals 30,000 years ago.
How does elevation impact evolution? That's exactly what scientists have asked themselves as they've examined the mammals of the ancient past.
A total of one in six species may become extinct by 2100. Scientists have found for every degree that global temperatures rise, more species will become extinct.
The decline of the world's large herbivores, especially in Africa and parts of Asia, may cause an "empty landscape" in some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet in the future.
It turns out that the asteroid that slammed into Earth about 66 million years ago and killed off the dinosaurs probably rang our planet like a bell. The results were massive volcanic eruptions around the globe.
Since the Cambrian Explosion, ecosystems have suffered repeated mass extinctions: five in total. Now, scientists have identified a sixth major extinction that occurred 262 million years ago in China.
A mass extinction event that may have been the largest in all of Earth's history may have been triggered by changes in the planet's oceans.
Researchers from the Institut Català de Paleontologia, Spain and colleagues created a 3D model of the endangered Chinese giant salamander to reveal just how the creature feeds on prey. The animal captures prey that is quickly scooped up in front of it. However, it can also survey the area for any q...
Scientists have learned a bit more about a mass extinction event that occurred millions of years ago. They've discovered how carbon offered a mode of survival for some ocean life after this catastrophic event.
Toxic, oxygen-depleted oceans may have caused a massive extinction event 200 million years ago.
The Yangtze River is the longest in Asia--what was once one of the only two rivers in the world that were home to two different dolphins: the Yangtze finless porpoise and the Baiji dolphin.