mass extinctions

Extinct ‘Siberian Unicorns’ Walked The Earth Alongside Modern Humans

Weighing up to 3,500kg, Elasmotherium sibiricum—an extinct hairy rhino popularly known as the “Siberian unicorn”—was thought to have disappeared as long as 200,000 years ago. An updated fossil analysis suggests this formidable species was still around some 39,000 years ago, and that Ice Age conditions, not human hunters, contributed to…

Mammals Literally Came Out Of The Dark Once The Dinos Were Gone

Mammals Literally Came Out Of The Dark Once The Dinos Were Gone

The first mammals emerged during the reign of the dinosaurs, adopting a nocturnal lifestyle to stay safe. It was only until the dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the planet that certain mammals began to assert themselves during the daylight hours, according to new research.