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Of dragons and unicorns 

When the last lamb is slaughtered

and the last tiger is skinned,

when the last scallop is eaten

and the last donkey is beaten,

when the last gazelle is poached… 68 more words

415-million-year-old malformed fossil plankton reveal that heavy metal pollution might have contributed to some of the world's largest extinction events

Several Palaeozoic mass extinction events during the Ordovician and Silurian periods (ca. 485 to 420 to million years ago) shaped the evolution of life on our planet. 350 more words


Earliest baboon found at Malapa

A team from Wits University’s Evolutionary Studies Institute has discovered a fossil monkey specimen representing the earliest baboon ever found.

Dating back more than 2 million years ago (between 2.026-2.36 million years ago), the partial skull was found at Malapa, in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, the same site where the partial skeletons of the new early hominin species, … 468 more words


Computer scientists find mass extinctions can accelerate evolution

Computer scientists have found that robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modeled after real-life disasters such as the one that killed off the dinosaurs. 482 more words


It's time to ban hunting trophies once and for all

Most of us would like to think big game hunting is nothing but some sort of Victorian relic – a humiliatingly cruel chapter in humanity’s past that we’d prefer to sweep under the rug. 654 more words


Are 30 thousand species going extinct every year?

Summary: The warnings become increasingly dire and shrill as we approach November’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. One theme warns about the increasing rate of extinctions, described with astonishing numbers — and projected to add… 1,838 more words

Science & Nature


I think I’m dying. My heart is beating too fast, I’m too weak to get out of bed most days, and some days I don’t even have the energy to eat. 753 more words