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Food may be key to why giant beavers died out

The beavers that now live in Canada typically weigh 27 kg, but the giant beavers that lived in North America during the Pleistocene era weighed as much as 100 kg and became extinct. Now, two researchers connected to Western University »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

The end of the south Selkirk caribou virtually certain

They were called the “ghost herd” because there were so few in number, and so seldom seen. Now they’re on their way to become just that, ghosts. Of a herd which once had vast numbers at the beginning of the »

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New research: We’re on the brink of mass extinction

In the history of the Earth, there have been five mass extinctions when three-quarters (or more) of life on our planet was wiped out. They have all previously been “natural” such as an impact from a large asteroid, or from »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Re-creating extinct species; We might see woolly mammoths soon

Hamilton scientist says recreating mammoths technologically possible in just a few decades, the passenger pigeon perhaps sooner  Who hasn’t heard of the 1993 hit film Jurassic Park? At the time, scientists considered it to be mostly a complete fantasy, that »