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Climate change may not claim as many species as we thought
A new estimate has some good news, but some regions could still be hard hit.
These adorable sharks have evolved to walk across the seafloor
They’re also champion hitchhikers.
These newly discovered iridescent bees are already at risk of extinction
Scientist found nine new bee species in Fiji, but their unique habitat puts their population at risk.
Biologists discovered two new species of shrew rat, no thanks to peanut butter
These two shrew-rats from the Philippines slurp earthworms and hop like tiny kangaroos.
The UN’s devastating extinction report, explained in 5 charts
Unpacking how we got here.
Scientists thought they lost the world’s largest bee, but it was hiding in plain sight
This time, they GIFed it.
Blow flies help us solve murders—but climate change is forcing them out
Rising temperatures are driving these crime-fighting insects from their homes.
“Survival of the laziest” may help some species avoid extinction
Scientists are still working out why some species are more likely to die out than others.
Caught in a race against climate change, lizards hit an evolutionary dead end
The brown anole has little room left to evolve.
A new study on whales suggests Darwin didn’t quite get it right
Evolution is too complicated to plot out like a family tree.