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Attenborough’s Ark

If you can save ten animals from extinction, which animals would you pick? Sir David Attenborough shows us his pick in his new TV series Attenborough’s Ark [warning: auto-starting video]. The BBC has the slideshow of the [...]

New Zealand ‘night parrot’ numbers increase

A mammoth conservation effort has helped bring one of the rarest birds back from the brink of extinction. The flightless green kakapo or “night parrot…

Did egg-laying cause dinosaur extinction ?

Scientists have suggested that egg-laying may have been a factor in the extinction of the dinosaurs. Scientists including University of Zurich’s Marcu…

Elephants under threat as ivory demand soars

Elephant populations in Africa are at risk of extinction due to increased ivory demand in China. Conservationists have warned that a rise in poaching …

One Sided Pokemon Battles

As boring as the Pokemon cartoon is for grown folks, can you imagine how much worse it would have been if the battles that took place were like these fight cards by Dorkly? Seems like some races of Pokemon were just asking for extinction! And what exactly is the Vanillish’s Pokemon power-deliciousness, or perhaps going straight [...]

Fossil of extinct owl discovered in Madeira

Scientists describe how the scops owl species flourished but was driven to extinction by humans. A group of international scientists is studying the d…

What is the risk of human extinction ?

As our population grows in excess of seven billion are we really vulnerable to extinction ? Professor Nick Bostrom seems to think so; he believes that…

10 Cool and Frightening Facts About Ants

Antdude, if you’ve been waiting for an article to be specifically dedicated to only you, here you go. Of course, even those of you who aren’t insect/human hybrids will be sure to enjoy io9′s fascinating article featuring 10 frightening facts about ants. For example, did you know: Ants have already survived a mass extinction event The Cretaceous-Paleogene [...]

Ice age animals not wiped out by humans

The idea that man hunted some species to extinction during the ice age has been called in to question. While human activity did have at least some imp…

Prince Charles: "mankind is endangered"

The Prince of Wales has stated that mankind is facing a “sixth great extinction event”. Speaking as president of the British wildlife charity WWF-UK, …