|January 21, 2014||Posted by News under Climate change, Evolution, extinction, News|
Just think; we will finally have evidence for the evolution of new species. A silver lining in the clouds of climate change.
|November 12, 2013||Posted by News under Animal minds, extinction, News|
It’s been said that people note the dinosaur extinction because they are big, bad, and dead. No one cares about the trilobite extinction because they weren’t big or bad, just dead. And bees, as an order, don’t even make the third checkoff.
|September 9, 2013||Posted by News under extinction, News|
Researchers: This suggests there is no particular difference in morphological diversity between the very first mammals and their immediate cynodont predecessors.
|September 8, 2013||Posted by News under extinction, News|
Perhaps further study will show that the spread of asexuality is a common cause of extinction of susceptible species.
|August 24, 2013||Posted by News under extinction, News|
Researchers: Native mammals were most likely to die off on islands that had rats, but not cats, foxes, or dingoes.
|July 13, 2013||Posted by News under extinction, Genetics, News|
But it depends on intelligent design. When they get round to reviving extinct pig species, we get to call it Jurassic Pork.
|July 11, 2013||Posted by News under extinction, News|
One good thing about these guys’ hypothesis is that it is testable today (not like “What really happened to the dinosaurs?”).
|May 30, 2013||Posted by News under extinction|
If this find holds up, watch for people reopening the recent debate about bringing extinct creatures back to life by cloning them.
|August 20, 2012||Posted by News under extinction, Intelligent Design, News|
Is it possible that some species just get by secretively with low numbers, for far longer than we might expect?
|August 7, 2012||Posted by News under extinction, News|
“After dark the crayfish clambered out from the footprints and grazed on the surrounding terrestrial plants.”
|August 3, 2012||Posted by News under extinction, Intelligent Design, News|
Extinction filter: A lost susceptible trait “may no longer be relevant to surviving species even though it is still the original cause of past extinctions. “
|July 18, 2012||Posted by News under extinction, News|
“species that weighed less than 10 kilograms and had big brains for their body size were less likely to have gone extinct … “
|June 21, 2012||Posted by News under extinction, News|
“On a second trip, the researchers discovered more than 100 toads in a 200-square-meter sampling area. ” The species still needs protection, of course.
|June 17, 2012||Posted by scordova under Ecology, extinction, Global Warming, Media, Peer review, Science|
I believe this is already the 2nd time that Nick has graced the pages of the world’s leading science journal. See: Predicting a state shift in the biosphere, and communicating it. Looks like it is the cover story too! Nick and I have been opponents in the ID / Evolution debate for years. I’m glad […]
|May 8, 2012||Posted by News under extinction, News|
“Many recent studies of extinction by paleobiologists are coming out with findings that are contrary to what we see in modern environments and sometimes even contrary to what other paleontologists see in other geologic eras, … ”
|May 7, 2012||Posted by News under extinction, Global Warming, Intelligent Design, News|
Maybe it’s a good thing if man did not walk with the dinosaurs … ,
|May 4, 2012||Posted by News under extinction, News|
“The Vero site is still the only site where there was an abundance of actual human bones, not just artifacts, associated with the animals,” …
|May 2, 2012||Posted by News under extinction, Intelligent Design, News|
If large plant-eaters were declining, the future can’t have been rosy for large meat-eaters like the tyrannosaurs, even if they were not in absolute decline.
|May 1, 2012||Posted by News under Evolution, extinction, Intelligent Design, News|
It’s true that some birds do look that way sometimes, but if convergent evolution teaches us anything, it is that appearances deceive.
|April 21, 2012||Posted by News under extinction, News|
Limited genetic diversity may predispose a life form to extinction because all members of the population may be similarly at risk from a given cause.