Latest mass extinction News

Searching for a female partner for the world’s ‘loneliest’ plant
Fossil captures starfish splitting itself in two – showing this has been happening for 155 million years
Why evolution often favours small animals and other organisms
How a teenager helped identify a new species of giant marine reptile
Museum Partnership Invites Public Into Research
Flowers may be more ancient than dinosaurs – but scientists can’t agree on when they evolved
Growing quickly helped the earliest dinosaurs and other ancient reptiles flourish in the aftermath of mass extinction
Exploding stars are rare but emit torrents of radiation − if one happened close enough to Earth, it could threaten life on the planet
A brief guide to birdwatching in the age of dinosaurs
Mass extinction: our fossil study reveals which types of species are most at risk from climate change
Titanosaurs were the biggest land animals Earth’s ever seen − these plant-powered dinos combined reptile and mammal traits
A Nasa mission that collided with an asteroid didn’t just leave a dent – it reshaped the space rock
Past gives us glimpse of our future, hotter planet
Becoming specialist generalist
Giant eagles and scavenging vultures shared the skies of ancient Australia
Dig This: ‘Neglected’ Dinosaur Had Super Senses
At top of world and nowhere to go?
Back from the dead and back again? A Mountain Pygmy Possums tail
New evidence suggests the world’s largest known asteroid impact structure is buried deep in southeast Australia
Scientists name new species of giant amphibian found in retaining wall
Plastic rocks, plutonium, and chicken bones: the markers we’re laying down in deep time
Living on borrowed time: Earth Overshoot Day on 2 August means the rest of the year is in overshoot
Melbourne’s lungs breathing space
The secret lives of silky sharks: unveiling their whereabouts supports their protection
Community resident’s walk through time
50th anniversary of World Environment Day and it’s been mainly downhill since
Special treatment for the worst polluters: Government admission highlights the need to stop new and expanded coal mines in NSW
These 5 spectacular impact craters on Earth highlight our planet’s wild history
Extinction cascades will decimate world biodiversity by 2050
Avoiding climate breakdown depends on protecting Earth’s biodiversity — can COP15 summit deliver?
How big were ancient amphibians?
Scientists estimate weight of two giant extinct amphibians
Limiting Animal Extinction Requires Preventing Environmental Deterioration and Nuclear War
Astronomers have detected another ‘planet killer’ asteroid
We found oldest ever vertebrate fossil heart
NO consent to seismic blasting
Supervolcano study finds CO2 emissions key to avoiding climate disasters
Bigger Temperature Change, Larger Extinction Event, Reveals Researcher
2022 Premier’s Science Awards finalists announced
On this Environment Day – remember Stockholm
Protecting diversity of life
Unchecked global emissions on track to initiate mass extinction of marine life
Study finds soil erosion and wildfire another nail in coffin for Triassic era
Food insecurity breeds conflict
Ancient oxygen levels provide clues to timing of life and death on Earth
Canberra well placed to play role in global asteroid detection
Shocked zircon find ‘one-off gift’ from Mars
Low Volcanic Temperature Ushered in Global Cooling and Thriving of Dinosaurs