Articles (Extinction)

World Without Viruses
(Life Sciences)

If all viruses suddenly disappeared, the world would be a wonderful place for about a-day-and-a-half, and then we would all die.

From the Brink of Extinction: Animals that Made a Comeback
(Animal and Plant Life)

While we know that the amount of threatened biodiversity is aplenty, there are some success stories that give us hope and serve as a real evidence of what protecting biodiversity actually looks like.


Abel: The T-Rex of Ancient Southern Continents
(Earth Sciences)

Welcome to the "Land of Death" in the Bahariya Oasis; the most dangerous place during the Cretaceous period!


Natural Habitat Loss and Its Influence on Biodiversity
(Environment and Climate Change)

The loss of natural habitats is the main threat to 85% of all species listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List—a comprehensive information source on the extinction risk of animals, fungi, and plants.


Plastic Waste: The Monster that Threatens Us
(Oceans and Marine Life)

Since human beings started using plastic, life has become so much easier; as a result, plastic has accumulated and flooded our world, unleashing a monster that is suffocating Earth.


Digging Hope
(Energy and Water)

Lack of fresh and healthy drinking water is a serious problem that is addressed through a number of methods, such as digging lakes or wells.


Can Aquacultures Feed the World without Collapsing the Marine Food Chain?
(Oceans and Marine Life)

If you are craving fish; no matter how you buy it or what type you will have on your plate, it will be sourced in one of two ways: capture or aquaculture.

The Return of the Woolly Mammoth
(Animal and Plant Life)

Scientists claim that the dream of resurrecting extinct animals may very likely come true. Will the woolly mammoth walk the Earth again?


The Benguela Marine Ecosystem
(Oceans and Marine Life)

One of the most precious resources that have been facing many challenges is the Benguela Marine Ecosystem, which runs along southwestern Africa and the coastline of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa.


Nocturnal Animals: When Stars Guide the Way
(Animal and Plant Life)

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you got lost in the desert? Well, that will not be a problem if you were a dung beetle, a bird, or a seal.

Godzilla between Fact and Fiction
(Science and Art)

Godzilla movies are one of the most famous and successful movies in the history of cinema; yet, fans wonder if the story could actually be true.

Illegal Wildlife Trade
(Science Policy and Ethics)

Mankind has always been fascinated with what is deemed exotic and rare. 


Pandas: A Black and White Issue
(Animal and Plant Life)

China’s lovely giant pandas were listed as endangered species; however, in 2016, their status changed from “endangered” to “vulnerable”.


Do Not Let the Sky Fall!
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Predictions that the world is about to end have been going on for centuries based upon the estimated effects of several long-term influences.

Protecting Our Seas
(Oceans and Marine Life)

Looking at marine ecosystems, we can see how human intervention has caused great distress; let us have a look at their problems.


Global Warming… Danger at All Measures!
(Environment and Climate Change)

The impacts of a warming world are scary enough when considered one-by-one. Together, the view is simply shocking!


The Rite of Spring
(Science and Art)

Fantasia has held a special place in my heart. I remember watching it as a little kid, and still vividly recall its segments.

Working with Nature
(Environment and Climate Change)

We all have different jobs that impact our societies differently, bur have you ever thought what it would be like if you have a job that mainly aims at protecting and conserving nature?


Fire Breathing Dragons
(Human Civilization)

While most scientists believe that dragons are the product of the rich imagination, some  believe that they one day roamed the Earth and might have been the last surviving dinosaurs.


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