Who Becomes Dominant After a Mass Extinction?
May 3, 2013 | National Science Foundation
"These scientists have identified an outcome of mass extinctions--that species ecologically marginalized before the extinction may be 'freed up' to experience evolutionary bursts then dominate after the extinction." Quote from H. Richard Lane, Program Director, National Science Foundation.
Color in Dinosaurs
March 4, 2014 | University of Texas at Austin
"New research that revises recently established conventions allowing scientists to decipher color in dinosaurs may also provide a tool for understanding the evolutionary emergence of flight and changes in dinosaur physiology prior to the origin of flight." Quoted from the University of Texas at Austin press release.
Permian Extinction Caused by Acid Rain?
November 25, 2013 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Rain as acidic as undiluted lemon juice may have played a part in killing off plants and organisms around the world during the most severe mass extinction in Earth’s history." Quoted from the MIT press release.