6 things to know about Earth's 6th mass extinction
June 23, 2015, 3:45 p.m. by Russell McLendon
A new study reports the long-suspected mass extinction of wildlife is 'already under way.'
Signs of blood cells found inside dinosaur fossils
June 11, 2015, 8:15 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Scientists have discovered structures that resemble an emu's red blood cells, and others that look like collagen, inside eight 75 million-year-old dinosaur bones.
Guarding the last male northern white rhino on Earth
April 14, 2015, 3:53 p.m. by Laura Moss
Sudan the rhino and 2 females of his subspecies are under constant surveillance in Kenya, but it may not be enough to save the creatures from extinction.
Ocean of acid blamed for Earth's 'great dying'
April 10, 2015, 3:54 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The collapse of marine life 251 million years ago may serve as a warning for today.
World's cutest endangered animal photographed for first time in over 2 decades
March 25, 2015, 10:06 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The Ili pika, sometimes referred to as the 'magic rabbit,' is more endangered than the panda.
Will N.C. remove world's last wild red wolf population?
March 23, 2015, 6:01 p.m. by Sami Grover
Re-wilding nature is always controversial, as evidenced by the conflicting views in North Carolina over the reintroduction of the red wolf.
Did dark matter cause many of Earth's mass extinctions?
February 23, 2015, 10:42 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
A new study suggests that dark matter from the galactic plane may have been what really killed the dinosaurs — and it may one day threaten us.
Extinct mega-rodent had teeth like elephant tusks
February 9, 2015, 12:10 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Given that the ancient animal dined on soft vegetation and fruit, the teeth had to serve a purpose other than biting into meat.
Earth's tiniest porpoise could be extinct in 3 years
January 7, 2015, 10:54 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Fewer than 100 vaquitas are left on Earth, and scientists say they could all be gone by 2018.