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Dozens of bee species extinct or on verge of disappearing across UK, study finds
Many species of bee are on the brink of extinction in parts of the UK — and some types have been lost entirely, a report has found.
Five back-from-the-brink species once thought extinct
From wild dogs to horned frogs, all manner of animals are still capable of keeping out of our sight, some for over 100 years.
Wondrous extinct flying reptiles boasted rudimentary feathers
A microscopic examination of fossils from China revealed that the fur-like body covering of pterosaurs, the remarkable flying reptiles that lived alongside dinosaurs, was actually made up of rudimentary feathers.
Bacteria go extinct at rates much higher than scientists ever expected
Between 45,000 to 95,000 types of bacteria disappeared in the past million years — contradicting the widely held theory they rarely die off, it found.
Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb
An ape that is new to science has been discovered buried in an ancient tomb in China.
DNA of extinct humans found in caves
The DNA of extinct humans can be retrieved from sediments in caves — even in the absence of skeletal remains.
Extinct shark is related to Ginormous Megalodon
About 20 million years ago, a shark the size of a car swam along the ancient coastlines of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, hunting for medium-size fish with its pointy teeth, a new study finds.
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