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Birth Defects Marked End of Mammoths

By | March 26, 2014

New research suggests that the wooly beasts may have succumbed to a shrinking gene pool or intense environmental pressures as their species went extinct.

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Capsule Reviews

By | March 1, 2014

The Sixth Extinction, Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love, Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why, and Ten Thousand Birds

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Sharks and Rays in Danger

By | January 23, 2014

A new report finds that about a quarter of the world’s cartilaginous fish species are at risk of extinction.

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New Species Abound

By | December 26, 2013

A look at 2013’s noteworthy new species

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Trouble for Darwin’s Frogs

By | November 21, 2013

Chytrid fungus has likely driven the decline of two South American frog species named for Charles Darwin.

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Genome Digest

By | November 18, 2013

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Ancient Bee Die Out

By | October 24, 2013

Researchers show that one group of bees likely suffered a mass extinction about 65 million years ago.

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The Turtle That Never Was

By | July 1, 2013

A species of freshwater turtle deemed to be extinct may never have existed in the first place.

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Reviving an Extinct Pigeon

By | March 18, 2013

The passenger pigeon was hunted to extinction 99 years ago, but researchers are planning to use DNA from museum specimens to bring the bird back to life.

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Opinion: Paradoxical Amphibians

By | February 7, 2013

New amphibian species are being discovered at an exciting rate, yet they are also the vertebrates most at risk of extinction.

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