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Vanishing Y Chromosome in Males Casts Uncertainty About Future of Men

The Y chromosome, which contains the male-determining gene in humans and other mammals, is degenerating in the human species and may cease to exist after a few million years. This would lead to extinction unless humans evolve a new...

Can the Extinct Tasmanian Tiger Be Brought Back to Life?

Almost 100 years after its extinction, scientists at The University of Melbourne are ready to try and bring the Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) back to life. The species has been declared extinct since the 1930s. The initiative now has a partnership...

Scientists Say They Discovered World’s First Swimming Dinosaur

Paleontologists have discovered a species of dinosaur that may have been able to swim. The species has been named Natovenator polydontus and was discovered in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. Natovenator lived 145 to 66 million years ago in Mongolia...

Miniature Horses on Rhodes Threatened by Extinction

A unique breed of only eleven miniature horses, known as the Rhodian Pony, found only on the island of Rhodes, is threatened by extinction. Efforts to save the breed began in 2001 when the organization Phaethon was established. The non-profit, based...

Half of the World’s Palm Trees Face Extinction

More than half of the world's palm species may soon face extinction according to a new study. Scientists conducted a study using artificial intelligence to assess the entire palm family, from tall trees to climbing plants. The international team was...

Almost 30% of All Tree Species in the Wild are Facing Extinction

Almost 30 percent of tree species in the wild are facing extinction, according to a report published by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International. The group's report, entitled "the State of the World's Trees," concluded that 17,510 out of Earth's 58,497...

Humans vs. Woolly Mammoths vs. Climate Change

Humans get a bad rap, and many times justifiably so, but apparently, we did not cause the extinction of the woolly mammoth; it was climate change that brought about the end of the gigantic mammals after having lived on...

Migrating Birds That Travel 4,000 Miles to Greece Threatened by Extinction

Migrating birds, Aproparis, journey 4000 miles from Africa to Greece to be threatened by immediate extinction by harsh travel, poisoning

US Government Declares 23 Animal Species Extinct

The ivory-billed woodpecker, the best-known American species that had been declared threatened years ago, was declared extinct, along with 22 other species, by the U.S. government on Wednesday. The iconic bird -- which several bird watchers believed they saw just...

Ancient Greek Shepherd Dog in Danger of Extinction

The Greek Shepherd, the dog which has been bred for centuries for guarding livestock in the mountainous regions of the country, is now in danger of extinction, experts are warning. The decline of livestock farming, along with an increase in...