extinction

More Than 500 Vertebrate Species Are on the Brink of ‘Biological Annihilation’

More Than 500 Vertebrate Species Are on the Brink of ‘Biological Annihilation’

A new study finds further evidence that humans are driving the world’s sixth mass extinction. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Monday, this research focuses on terrestrial vertebrates ” amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles ” and found that more than 500 species are “on the brink…

Forget The Woolly Mammoth — Let’s Resurrect Some Extinct Plants

Forget The Woolly Mammoth — Let’s Resurrect Some Extinct Plants

From Jesus to “Jurassic Park,” people dream of resurrection, cheating death, defying nature, and uncovering the mysteries of the past. We debate the ethics of reviving extinct species like the passenger pigeon or woolly mammoth, with scientists clamoring to make some poor, hairy proboscidean clone baby take its first awkward…