Blog Posts - Extinction



No evidence climate change is to blame for Australian megafauna extinctions

Last July I wrote about a Science paper of ours demonstrating that there was a climate-change signal in the overall extinction pattern of megafauna across the Northern Hemisphere between about 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. In that case, it didn’...
by Conservation Bytes on Jan 29, 2016

Getting your conservation science to the right people

A perennial lament of nearly every conservation scientist — at least at some point (often later in one’s career) — is that the years of blood, sweat and tears spent to obtain those precious results count for nought in terms of improving re...
by Conservation Bytes on Jan 22, 2016

Ancient Extinction Revealed: Atlantis, Gobekli Tepe and Mysteries of the Gods

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); An ancient extinction event that wiped out Atlantis more advanced societies 12,000 years ago is iluminated with author Graham Hancock. From the megalithic structures at Gobekli Tepe and Gunung...
by UFOs and Space Anomalies on Jan 12, 2016

Outright bans of trophy hunting could do more harm than good

In July 2015 an American dentist shot and killed a male lion called ‘Cecil’ with a hunting bow and arrow, an act that sparked a storm of social media outrage. Cecil was a favourite of tourists visiting Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, and so the...
by Conservation Bytes on Jan 5, 2016

‘Transformers 5’: Michael Bay Promises This One Will Be His Last

We've heard many directors say that the latest installment of a feature franchise will be their last, and often times it's not. The only possible way that could happen is if said director is already moving on with a new project or the franchise has a...
by Geeks of Doom on Jan 4, 2016

Michael Bay Confirms Helming of Transformers 5 Plus Concept Art

Michael Bay has officially confirmed that he would be directing the untitled Transformers 5 movie together with a returning Mark Wahlberg. The post Michael Bay Confirms Helming of Transformers 5 Plus Concept Art appeared first on The Fanboy SEO.
by The Fanboy SEO on Jan 4, 2016

Influential conservation papers of 2015

As I did last year and the year before, here’s another arbitrary, retrospective list of the top 20 influential conservation papers of 2015 as assessed via F1000 Prime. — Changing habitat areas and static reserves: challenges to species...
by Conservation Bytes on Dec 24, 2015

The Resin For The Season

Biology concepts – sap, resin, latex, mucilageFrankincense is a solid material than starts out as a liquid that oozes from a tree. In the presence of air, the resin turns hard. When burned, many fragrant and brain altering compounds...
by As Many Exceptions As Rules on Dec 23, 2015

The Dog Family: Raccoon Dogs and the Fate of the Warrah

Raccoon dogThe Wikipedia page on the dog family includes, on its attached discussion page, a complaint that the article includes a picture of a raccoon - an animal that is clearly not part of the Canidae. Except, of course that there isn't (and wasn'...
by Synapsida on Nov 28, 2015

Extinction (2014) BRrip

Sinopsis: En lo profundo de la selva amazónica un equipo de investigación dirigido por un respetado profesor se esfuerzan por proteger las especies vulnerables y en peligro de extinción, pero cuando sus guías los abandonan pronto se dan cuenta de...
by Peliculasmas.com on Nov 18, 2015

When science is ignored: Mauritius starts culling 18,000 threatened fruit bats

Here’s a depressing emergency post by Fabiola Monty. — I started working on this article to discuss how useful science is being ignored in Mauritius. The Mauritian government has decided to implement a fruit bat cull as an ‘urgent respo...
by Conservation Bytes on Nov 7, 2015

Notre sélection de Novembre chez Fleuve Noir

Nous vous proposons un aperçu en image des quelques sorties à ne pas manquer chez Fleuve Noir, de quoi vous faire frissonner sous votre couette lors de vos lectures ! Les Sorties en Images Cliquez sur la couverture pour voir sa date de parution et...
by Songe d'une nuit d'été on Nov 3, 2015

Extinction de Matthew Mather

Chroniqué par Anarya :star: Extinction de Matthew Mather Nombre de pages : 476 pages Éditeur : Fleuve éditions Date de sortie : 12 novembre 2015 Collection : Thriller Policier Langue : Français ISBN-10 : 226509868X ISBN-13 : 978-226509868...
by Songe d'une nuit d'été on Oct 21, 2015

Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie

“Man and the environment are meant for each other” — Tony Abbott, former Prime Minister of Australia (2014) “I know the human being and the fish can co-exist peacefully” — George W. Bush, former President of the USA (2000)...
by Conservation Bytes on Oct 19, 2015

THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING … By Maribeth Shanley

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. Today, I began watching a film that follows the life of one of my heroes, Nelson Mandela.  The film, “Mandela … The Long Walk to Freedom,” lit up the fire that’s been … Cont...
by Second Wind Publishing on Oct 2, 2015

Box Office Buz: DVD and Blu-ray releases for September 1, 2015 | North America

Now this is more like it. I hope you have your couch change saved up, there are lots of great titles this week including a huge box office hit, lots of television and a nice chunk of catalog. These are your new releases for September 1, 2015.
by Box Office Buz on Sep 3, 2015

Extincion: Extinction Bienvenido a Harmony (2015) BRrip

Sinopsis: Nueve años después de que una infección convirtiese a gran parte de la humanidad en criaturas salvajes y sin intelecto, Patrick, Jack y Lu, una niña de nueve años, sobreviven en aparente tranquilidad en Harmony, un rincón olvidado, cu...
by Peliculasmas.com on Aug 18, 2015

Scariest part of climate change isn’t what we know, but what we don’t

My good friend and tropical conservation rockstar, Bill Laurance, just emailed me and asked if I could repost his recent The Conversation article here on ConservationBytes.com. He said: It’s going completely viral (26,000 reads so far) in just th...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 6, 2015

Extinction (2015) BRrip

Sinopsis: Nueve años después de que una infección convirtiese a gran parte de la humanidad en criaturas salvajes y sin intelecto, Patrick, Jack y Lu, una niña de nueve años, sobreviven en aparente tranquilidad en Harmony, un rincón olvidado, cu...
by Peliculasmas.com on Jul 31, 2015

Ice Age? No. Abrupt warmings and hunting together polished off Holarctic megafauna

Did ice ages cause the Pleistocene megafauna to go extinct? Contrary to popular opinion, no, they didn’t. But climate change did have something to do with them, only it was global warming events instead. Just out today in Science, our long-tim...
by Conservation Bytes on Jul 23, 2015


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