extinction rates
Image of the Day: The Last Sloth
Image of the Day: The Last Sloth
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 16, 2017
An artist’s impression suggests what the Caribbean may have looked like before humans arrived. 
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2014
The Sixth Extinction, Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love, Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why, and Ten Thousand Birds
Drivers of Tropical Diversity
Drivers of Tropical Diversity
Erin Weeks | Sep 10, 2013
Researchers pinpoint rapid speciation, reduced extinction rates as reasons for increased diversity among tropical amphibians.
Old New Species
Old New Species
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 20, 2012
Decades can pass between the discovery of a new animal or plant and its official debut in the scientific literature.
Extinction Risk for Invertebrates
Jef Akst | Sep 4, 2012
A new report estimates that human activities as well as other factors are threatening 20 percent of all invertebrate species, including corals and freshwater snails.
Conserving Our Shared Heritage
Thomas E. Lovejoy | Oct 1, 2011
Reversing catastrophic threats to our planet’s biodiversity is not optional: our lives depend on it.