The meek inherited the Earth instead
New evidence settles a troubling discrepancy in the timeline of events that led to Earth's last great mass extinction.
But one thing's for sure: This creature of the deep has an incredible memory.
Scientists say amphibian death could be the start of the first mass extinction since the dinosaurs
Scientists are still working out why some species are more likely to die out than others.
The most explicit look yet at the impact that wiped out more than half of all life on earth
It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
Most of the world's ocean species died--and lots of land-based ones, too--and it might have been the fault of a microbe.
The meteorite impact was a big factor too
Footwear has come a long way since 40,000 years ago.
What would the United States look like without bats? As winter approaches, biologists seek new methods and technologies to help control a potentially devastating ecological disaster
A recent fossil discovery gives renewed credence to a theory of massive and swift extinction
Competition, not climate change, led to Neanderthal wipe-out
Record-setting space walks, the dawn of the International Space Station, and other highlights from the retiring shuttle's 25-mission career
An excerpt from the book
But the findings are not without their fair share of critics.
Almost half of mass shooters die during the attack, but certain factors raise the likelihood of that happening.
But you'd never know, because everyone is getting more massive at the same time.