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'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population
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'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

Nov 5th 2017, 10:00 AM 11,267 Views 3 Comments

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

Doomsday in Dublin: The impending apocalypse and what we can do to stop it
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# Uplifting Exhibition

Doomsday in Dublin: The impending apocalypse and what we can do to stop it

Jan 3rd 2017, 1:00 PM 18,640 Views 27 Comments

The Dublin Science Gallery’s “Collapse” exhibition will ask us some important questions in late-2017.

Over 100 native Irish plants are endangered, including these well-known favourites
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# Orchids

Over 100 native Irish plants are endangered, including these well-known favourites

Dec 9th 2016, 4:29 PM 21,594 Views 18 Comments

Twenty vascular plants (or 1.7% of those assessed) are critically endangered, 25 (2.1%) are endangered and 61 (5.0%) are vulnerable.

Humans and these very ugly unicorns once walked the earth together
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# Sounds Reasonable

Humans and these very ugly unicorns once walked the earth together

Mar 31st 2016, 6:04 AM 19,163 Views 7 Comments

To be fair, the Elasmotherium sibiricum was probably a bit more rhino.

10 animals that were hunted to extinction
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10 animals that were hunted to extinction

Feb 10th 2013, 9:15 AM 26,090 Views 93 Comments

It has emerged that the Tasmanian tiger – the last of which died in 1936 – was wiped out by human actions rather than an unknown disease.

Well-preserved mammoth may hold new clues about early man’s hunting habits
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Well-preserved mammoth may hold new clues about early man’s hunting habits

Apr 4th 2012, 12:31 PM 2,790 Views 14 Comments

A 10,000-year-old mammoth found in Siberia could shed new light on ancient human behaviour, say scientists.

Extinct 'giant penguin' species reconstructed from fossils
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# Giant Penguin

Extinct 'giant penguin' species reconstructed from fossils

Feb 29th 2012, 1:25 PM 3,177 Views 13 Comments

Bones of the ‘Kairuku’, extinct for about 26 million years, were discovered in New Zealand 35 years ago.

Western black rhino declared extinct
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Western black rhino declared extinct

Nov 10th 2011, 11:08 AM 1,231 Views 22 Comments

Other subspecies of rhino also face extinction due to commercial poaching and threats from international crime groups targeting rhinos for their horns.

Polar bear ancestry traced back to... Ireland?
# Irish Roots
# Irish Roots

Polar bear ancestry traced back to... Ireland?

Jul 7th 2011, 10:25 PM 710 Views 10 Comments

Yep. Scientist have linked modern polar bears with ancient Irish brown bears.

Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’
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# Extinction

Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’

Jun 21st 2011, 8:21 PM 909 Views 8 Comments

Different environmental factors are combining to accelerate the process of extinction in the oceans.

American wildcat declared extinct
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American wildcat declared extinct

Mar 2nd 2011, 3:16 PM 1,688 Views 2 Comments

Wildlife biologists announced today that there are no longer any wild populations of mountain lions in the eastern United States.