A new exhibit coming to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City examines elephants’ past, present, and future.
When did woolly mammoths go extinct? Their fossilized bones say one thing, but their poop paints a messier picture.
A new study explains how T. rex's feathered ancestors may have survived the extinction event that wiped out nearly half of all quadrupeds.
How many ice ages have there been so far? The same number of ‘Ice Age’ movies that have been released. (Five.)
New research suggests that the real-life inspiration for Ghost from 'Game of Thrones' wasn’t a wolf species.
Massachusetts already has its fair share of state symbols (including Boston cream pie and Boston cream doughnuts), but you can never have too many.
The 68-million-year-old fossil egg’s mystery mother may have been one of the fiercest marine predators from the Late Cretaceous period.
The 21-second clip shows the last Tasmanian tiger—or thylacine—ever in captivity roaming her cage at Beaumaris Zoo.
Thomas Jefferson thought mastodons might still be lurking somewhere out West—and he was determined to find them.
Its been just over 60 years since we discovered the species—and now there may be less than 20 of them left in the world.
The Chauvet Cave paintings are tens of thousands of years old and depict iconic animals that are now extinct. Even Werner Herzog was impressed.
The Bramble Cay melomys was a tiny rodent that lived on a tiny Australian island. The now-extinct animal was killed off by climate change, scientists say.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is designed to safeguard the world's crops against extinction, and it's getting a major upgrade to keep it safe.
Some of 2017’s best feel-good stories involved the sudden, dramatic reappearances of ultra-rare animals.
California-based artist Laurel Roth Hope brings extinct birds to life by making costumes designed to fit the common rock dove.
The presumed remains of the ancient penguins are a “jumbled mixture” of bones from three modern species.
Ninety percent of frogs alive today descend from just three lineages that survived the extinction 66 million years ago.
There’s a gooey time capsule in the heart of Los Angeles, left over from an era when saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, camels, and giant sloths prowled southern California.
The next time you’re feeling less than brave, remind yourself you’re already one of nature’s great success stories.