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Global warming caused by volcanoes triggered mass extinction and wiped out 85% of the marine species

Global warming caused by volcanoes triggered a mass extinction that wiped out 85% of all marine species on Earth 450 million years ago, scientists say Scientists have proposed a new explanation for the late Ordovician extinction Researchers say they have heated stones that come from a stream in southern Scotland The rocks release large amounts of mercury, which indicates volcanic …

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Bizarre new species discovered … on Twitter

The centipede photo shared on Twitter Cambala by Derek Hennen. The two red circles indicate the presence of the mushroom. Photo credit: Derek Hennen While many of us use social media to get silly tickled by cat videos or to be delighted with delicious cakes, others use them to discover new species. The latter group includes researchers from the Natural …

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The loss of charismatic marine species can lead to a “massive” collapse of the ecosystem

Think of annihilation.photo:: Getty A new study, published on Friday in Science, found that 18 percent of marine megafauna could go extinct within the next century if current trends continue. These include charismatic whales, sharks, sea turtles, polar bears and emperor penguins. But it’s not just sad, because many of these animals are icons. It is also bad news for …

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Three human-like species lived side by side in ancient Africa

Image rights science Image description Remains of the cave complex include the earliest example of Homo erectus – a direct human ancestor Two million years ago, three different human-like species lived side by side in South Africa, as a study shows. The results underscore a growing understanding that the current situation in which a human species dominates the globe can …

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Remains of a child from mysterious human species discovered 300,000 years ago

Researchers have discovered the remains of a young Homo naledi, the most recently discovered old human relative. The authors of the research article published in PLOS ONE say that the find could improve our understanding of this mysterious species. The results of a youthful individual named DH7 are among the few skeletal remains before the adult in the fossil record. …

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New species of peacock spiders are discovered that resemble Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night”.

A spider similar to Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting “Starry Night” was discovered in Australia. This male, named Maratus constellatus, is no longer than four millimeters and was spotted in Little Desert National Park. The colorful arachnid is one of seven new species of peacock spider, tiny, harmless creatures that are usually smaller than a grain of rice. The new …

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According to Louis Theroux, Carole Baskin is not the only Joe who is threatened by exotic species

The dirty story of “Joe Exotic” as portrayed in the successful Netflix documentaries, Tiger King: murder, chaos and madnessis getting stranger (if that is possible at all). The seven-part series showed the exotic animal keeper of Oklahoma, Joseph Maldonado-Passage (née Joseph Schreibvogel), who calls himself the “Tiger King” because he rules over his kingdom of the big cats. It is …

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New bird of prey species discovered in New Mexico

About 67 million years ago, a previously undiscovered dinosaur roamed the New Mexico San Juan Basin. The dineobellator bird of prey was incredibly manoeuvrable – like a cheetah – with a long tail that looked like an oar to move precisely and with strong sharp claws, and got its name, meaning “Navajo warrior,” reports Gizmodo. The two-legged carnivore was only …

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