In memory of species declared extinct in 2018 — plus one we've already lost in 2019
January 10, 2019, 12:05 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Extinctions are a wake-up call to protect what's left.
A timeline of the distant, disturbing future of life on Earth
January 4, 2019, 10:59 a.m. by Russell McLendon
If humans are still around millions or billions of years from now, they'll have to deal with supervolcanoes, asteroids and worse.
The North Atlantic right whale could be extinct in 20 years
January 2, 2019, 10:47 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
19 of the 450 remaining whales died from 2017-2018, pushing the species even closer to the edge of extinction.
Mysterious Texas canines have 'ghost' DNA of red wolves
December 26, 2018, 8:21 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Genetic relics from a 'ghost population' of red wolves seem to live on in these coyote-like creatures.
What we can learn about longevity from Lonesome George
December 4, 2018, 1:41 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Researchers study the genetic secrets of the world's last Pinta Island tortoise.
Conservationists record a 'surreal' encounter with a rare forest rhino taking a mud bath
November 19, 2018, 9:15 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Only 68 critically endangered Javan rhinos are left on Earth.
Why we're so fixated on bringing back the woolly mammoth
October 18, 2018, 8:21 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
Scientists have been working to resurrect one for years now. How close are we, and should we even be doing it?
A Brazilian rainforest is now being called an 'extinction vortex'
September 27, 2018, 12:09 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Brazil's once-expansive Atlantic Forest has now almost completely disappeared.
These 8 bird species are the first to be declared extinct this decade
September 9, 2018, 11:02 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
5 of the species were from South America, their extinctions likely the result of deforestation.
Prehistoric shark with the head of a toothy snake found swimming off coast
This is why I wear my hair in a bun when I sleep
'Signing Day' recognizes high school seniors starting jobs, not college
6 exercises for building muscle without equipment
9 of the world's largest dog breeds
Brinicles: What are 'icicles of death'?