Death is inevitable for individuals and also for species. With help from the fossil record, paleontologists are piecing together what might make one creature more vulnerable than another.
The Earth is losing more and more biodiversity every day, and we should all be worried
A new study of an ancient fossil has found it to be the earliest lizard known, so far. It shows they survived one the greatest mass extinctions on Earth.
New research shows that ground-dwelling birds were more likely to survive the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period.
A drying climate caused a mass extinction among plants, but paved the way for the ancestors of modern reptiles, mammals, and birds.
Small asteroids can be hard to spot. But what kind of threat do they pose to the Earth?
The race may be on to send humans to live on Mars, but is it worth the effort -- and the spend -- when we have our own problems to deal with on Earth.
The mass extinction of the dinosaurs was down to the location of the asteroid's impact and the kind of rocks it landed on.
As much as one-third of animal species in the tropics could be eradicated if their habitats continue to be converted for monoculture farming. We can all do something to make a difference.