Animal Life news stories
Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international, Yale-led team of researchers. It was all about the asteroid.
Marine die-offs after the impact may have created opportunities for the life that survived around the globe, new data reveal.
Be warned. If the rise of the robots comes to pass, the apocalypse may be a more squelchy affair than science fiction writers have prepared us for.
New evidence gleaned from Antarctic seashells confirms that Earth was already unstable before the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.
New 96-million-year old turtles from Texas connect North America with Asia and the Southern Hemisphere, suggesting vast intercontinental migrations during this time.
Even before the Chicxulub asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago, dinosaurs and other life forms were dealing with toxic mercury levels, a new study suggests.
Scientists have calculated the lifespans of extinct animals, including ancient humans, from the DNA they left behind.
An extended bout of warm wet weather 232 million years ago may have profoundly altered life on Earth.
In this first interview of our series exploring the Neuroscience of Psychedelics, we talk to Johns Hopkins Associate Professor Gul Dölen, who has spent years exploring the effects of MDMA on the mammalian (and more recently, cephalopod) brain.
A new study examines how early animals endured the worst ice age in Earth’s history, and why it might have set the stage for our existence.
Plants are usually thought of as silent. But now, for the first time, they have been recorded making airborne sounds when stressed.
Ancient Australia’s super-sized animals, the megafauna, became extinct about 42,000 years ago, but the role of humans in their demise has been debated for decades.
A young pup that spent 18,000 years buried in Siberian permafrost looks remarkably lifelike and pettable — for a freeze-dried mummy.
How did life survive the most severe ice age? A McGill University-led research team has found the first direct evidence that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline to eukaryotes during Snowball Earth.
Humankind is now extinguishing animal and plant species so swiftly that evolution cannot keep up, according to new research.
Throughout history there have been theories that have either driven us forward or become historical oddities. It is all part of our stumbling quest to feel our way through this morass of mysteries….