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Life Reemerged Just Years After Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impact
Ashley Yeager | May 30, 2018
Nutrient-rich water helped marine organisms reinhabit Chicxulub crater relatively quickly after the mass-extinction event.
Present-Day Arboreal Birds Have Ground-Dwelling Past
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 24, 2018
A mass extinction event from an asteroid hitting Earth wiped out forests and, concurrently, tree-dwelling birds.
Newly Described Salamander Species Nearly Extinct
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 21, 2018
The Chinese giant salamander is not one but five different species.
Slowing Global Warming Could Save a Majority of Earth’s Species
Ashley Yeager | May 17, 2018
Following the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement would benefit plants and animals around the world, according to a new study.
Endangered Right Whales Have No New Babies This Breeding Season
Ashley Yeager | Mar 27, 2018
Trained spotters haven’t seen any newborns, suggesting trouble for the animal’s overall survival.
World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies
Shawna Williams | Mar 20, 2018
Only two members of the subspecies are now left alive.
Image of the Day: Pterosaur Fossils
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 14, 2018
Paleontologists find fossils from at least seven species of the flying reptiles in Morocco.
Paradise Regained: How the Palmyra Atoll Got Rid of Invasive Mosquitoes
Ruth Williams | Feb 28, 2018
The elimination of the biting pests was an added bonus after researchers unleashed a rat-eradication endeavor on the tiny islands.
Romeo the Frog
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 14, 2018
When forlorn mating calls went unanswered, biologists set him up with an online dating profile.
Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 3, 2018
A once critically endangered species of leaf frog has made a comeback.