As human civilization drives more animals to extinction, extreme sizes will likely become the new norm.
We have the whole dinosaur extinction thing figured out, right? A big rock smashed into Earth and wiped them all out. But an NYU geophysicist wonders what sent the rock Earth's way in the first place and pins the deadly event on a novel culprit.
The sixth mass extinction on Earth is upon us, confirms an extensive new study. Here are just a handful of its victims.
Venezuela's first-known dinosaur provides some of the earliest evidence that at least some dinosaurs lived in herds.
Its name might be a tongue-twister, but Leikupal Laticauda has vaulted into the upper reaches of dinosaur stardom. Why? Because it lived after almost nothing else did.
Dozens of fossilized whales, seals and other marine animals have been discovered piled up in an ancient tidal flat in northern Chile.
The species actually survived the mass extinction event of 250 million years ago and lived another 120 million years.
Ten million years after the largest mass extinction, a lineage of animals thought to have led to dinosaurs took hold in Tanzania and Zambia.
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