How do we know what dinosaurs and other extinct organisms looked like? The animals and plants in the picture are carefully imagined reconstructions. The dromaeosaurs, for example, are shown standing o
Is bringing extinct animals back from the dead a good idea? Scientists are trying to make it happen.
With cutting-edge reproductive technology offering hope for the "functionally extinct" northern white rhino, can resurrection science right past wrongs — or is it a distraction from protecting the ani
‘We ignore the decline of other species at our peril – for they are the barometer that reveals our impact on the world that sustains us’
Brining extinct species back to life is now a reality. Find out which species we might be giving a second shot. But, just because we can, does that mean we should?
Tasmania’s Lost Tiger It wasn’t a tiger, at least not in the biological sense. But in the cultural imagination of British and Irish sheepherders transplanted to “Van Diemen’s Land” off the southeaster
A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of deextinction
Science probes the risks and rewards of “de-extinction”
The revival of an extinct species is no longer a fantasy. But is it a good idea?
A woolly mammoth. Will we see it, or something like it, roam the earth again?
How do endangered species and animals become extinct? Hunting, pollution, loss of habitat, and introduced species all play a part.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) ranks a species as extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. This might sound like a simple definition,
In biology, extinction is the termination of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual