Featured in Extinction
Identifying animals in photos is trickier than you might think
Images that supposedly showed the extinct thylacine were actually of a pademelon. But how could you even confuse the two?
Rhinos pay a painful price for oxpecker protection
Nothing ever comes free.
Australia’s horrific fires may permanently change the country’s landscape
Climate change has altered the rules irrevocably.
Mass extinctions made life on Earth more diverse—and might again
Given another huge extinction event on the horizon, it's crucial that we figure out how they work sooner rather than later.
Aliens used to keep our fear of extinction at bay—then we realized how alone we are
How a silent cosmos got us thinking about the future.
After the dinosaurs died, lichens found a way
The asteroid that destroyed much of life on Earth allowed other species to thrive.
Are we killing off all the wild buffalo that still know how to roam?
Most of the bison that wander out of Yellowstone National Park are fair game.
Tigers don’t want to eat humans, but we’re not giving them much choice
Man-eating tigers are a by-product of the human-caused climate crisis.
The UN’s devastating extinction report, explained in 5 charts
Unpacking how we got here.
Say ‘aloha!’ to this not-actually-extinct Hawaiian flower
Megapixels: It was rediscovered by a drone.