Stories tagged biological species change over time

Proof of extinction: The fossil remains of Knightia, an extinct Eocene fish found in the Green River Formation.
Proof of extinction: The fossil remains of Knightia, an extinct Eocene fish found in the Green River Formation.Courtesy Mark Ryan
Over at Smithsonian.com, Sarah Zielinski writes that when the concept of extinction first came into the public consciousness some 300 years ago, it caused much the same controversy as evolution does today. But she views extinction’s undeniable acceptance now as a hopeful sign that evolution will someday enjoy the same.

Charles Darwin

by Anonymous on Feb. 12th, 2010

Darwin as art
Darwin as artCourtesy Public domain
Naturalist Charles Robert Darwin was born this day in 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. His groundbreaking book titled On the Origin of Species was published in 1859, and laid out his revolutionary theory of evolution through natural selection. Want to learn more about this great scientist? Go here.

Is it the changing climate, nasty bugs, a virus or some other mysterious cause? That's what researchers are asking right now in northern Minnesota as they investigate the dramatic decline in moose numbers. The Star-Tribune has excellent coverage of the situation and what's being done to figure out this problem.