Mass extinction

Global mass extinction date predicted!

Global mass extinction date predicted!

While many scientists argue that the sixth mass extinction has already begun, the total number of species that have disappeared from the planet comes nowhere near the most apocalyptic events of the past and the rate of species loss is comparable.

Sep 21, 2017, 10:56 AM IST
Biological annihilation: Earth undergoing sixth mass extinction

Biological annihilation: Earth undergoing sixth mass extinction

Calling the loss of wildlife a "biological annihilation" that represents a "frightening assault on the foundations of human civilisation", they say billions of regional or local populations have been lost.

Jul 11, 2017, 15:38 PM IST
2 million-year-old mass extinction event wiped out a third of marine life!

2 million-year-old mass extinction event wiped out a third of marine life!

As many as 43 percent of sea turtle species were lost, along with 35 percent of sea birds and nine percent of sharks.

Jun 27, 2017, 19:03 PM IST
Chewing like cows helped early mammals survive mass extinction

Chewing like cows helped early mammals survive mass extinction

 Pitch rotation results in basic up and down movement, and yaw rotation results in side-to-side, crosswise motion like a a cow munching away on grass.

Mar 28, 2017, 00:45 AM IST
'Great Dying' was followed by more extinctions

'Great Dying' was followed by more extinctions

The researchers said that the extinction events were linked to climate change caused by massive volcanic activity.

Mar 16, 2017, 20:53 PM IST
One of Earth's biggest mass extinctions the result of ice age, not global warming!

One of Earth's biggest mass extinctions the result of ice age, not global warming!

It is the first time that the various stages of a mass extinction have been accurately understood and that scientists have been able to assess the major role played by volcanic explosions in these climate processes.

Mar 07, 2017, 20:13 PM IST
Earth totally unprepared for surprise asteroid or comet strike, warns NASA scientist (Watch video)

Earth totally unprepared for surprise asteroid or comet strike, warns NASA scientist (Watch video)

As per reports, an award-winning NASA scientist had warned that human race at this moment remains ill-prepared for any life-threatening event from outer space.

Dec 15, 2016, 10:59 AM IST
Is the world approaching a sixth mass extinction event? Scientists confirm signs!

Is the world approaching a sixth mass extinction event? Scientists confirm signs!

Authors of the study are shocked because this kind of pattern hasn't been seen before in the half billion years of the animal fossil record.

Sep 19, 2016, 09:22 AM IST