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Reindeer are shrinking – will Santa need more to pull his...

Svalbard reindeer in the Arctic wilderness. Copyright: Erik RopstadOften portrayed as pulling Santa’s sleigh, reindeer are a Christmas staple. Now, ecologists have found that...

New bird species and giraffe under threat

The global giraffe population has plummeted by up to 40% over the last 30 years, and the species has been listed as Vulnerable on...

New extinct carnivorous marsupial discovered

Illustration showing size comparison of Australian marsupials including new extinct species of carnivorous marsupial, Whollydooleya tomnpatrichorum, from New Riversleigh fossil site in Queensland.Credit: Illustration:...

Ancient rocks reveal how Earth recovered from mass extinction

Analysis of rocks unearthed in Oman that were formed in an ancient ocean around the time of Earth's greatest mass extinction have helped explain...

Soot may have killed off the dinosaurs and ammonites

Global climate change caused by soot aerosol at the K-Pg boundary.Credit: Kunio Kaiho A new hypothesis on the extinction of dinosaurs and ammonites at the...

Sharks have individual personalities: Study

A new study indicates that sharks of the same species can have different personalities.Certain Port Jackson sharks were bolder than others in tests of...

Strange sea-dwelling reptile fossil hints at rapid evolution after mass extinction

This is Sclerocormus parviceps, the newly described marine reptile. Credit: Copyright Da-yong Jiang Two hundred and fifty million years ago, life on earth was in...

American beekeepers lost 44 percent of bees in 2015-16

This chart presents ten years' worth of results from an annual survey of honey bee colony loss conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership. Originally...

Prehistoric peepers give vital clue in solving 300 million year old...

This is an image of the 'Tully Monster' fossil and 'meatball' and 'sausage' melanosomes. Credit: University of Leicester A 300 million year-old fossil mystery has...

240-million-year-old fossils indicate how dinosaurs grew from hatchlings to adults

In this artist's rendering of the Asilisaurus kongwe, the animal is shown as it would walk and move about. The stripes are artistic license,...

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