Humans 'sole culprits' in US parrot extinction

A study of North America's only native parrot confirms its disappearance was down to humans alone.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Dec. 13, 2019 ~5 min

When the Norse settled Iceland, its walrus disappeared

Icelandic Medieval literature, in addition to ancient DNA and carbon dating, tell the likely story of how Iceland lost its unique walrus population.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen • futurity
Sept. 16, 2019 ~5 min

Are really tiny tools what make humans special?

The tiny stone tools of our prehistoric ancestors were like the disposable razor blades or paperclips of today—pervasive, easy to make, and easily replaced.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
March 19, 2019 ~11 min

Wolf return sends mule deer to higher terrain

As gray wolves continue to make a strong comeback in Washington state, deer have had to get smart to avoid getting eaten.

Michelle Ma-Washington • futurity
March 7, 2019 ~5 min

Bones suggest Neolithic dogs hunted with people

11,500-year-old bones add new information to the story of dogs and people living and working together.

Carsten Munk Hansen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 16, 2019 ~3 min