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Jim Daley | Jun 1, 2018
During the last ice age, there wasn’t much plant matter to eat on northern steppes, but herbivorous woolly mammoths were abundant. How did they survive?
Gigantic “Tree Lobsters” Not Extinct After All
Catherine Offord | Oct 8, 2017
Researchers identify the Lord Howe Island stick insect on the remains of a large volcano in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand.
The Topography of Teeth
Bob Grant | Nov 29, 2016
Intricate, digital maps of animals’ teeth, created using the same geographical tools used by mapmakers, may help researchers determine the diets of extinct species.
Karen Zusi | Nov 19, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Snail Revival Raises Peer Review Debate
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 15, 2014
Rediscovery of a snail thought to be extinct has raised questions about the peer-review process that approved the publication of the extinction report.
2012’s Noteworthy Species
Sabrina Richards | Dec 18, 2012
A roundup of species that made their scientific debut in 2012, and a few that said goodbye as well