The Long Now Foundation has created a list of extinct species that it believes we should consider resurrecting via DNA and other modern technologies. Some argue that this would amount to “playing God,” but the reintroduction of some of these species could revitalize natural habitats and increase flora and fauna.
New evidence gathered from the Karoo Basin in South Africa sheds light on a catastrophic extinction event that occurred more than 250 million years ago and wiped out more than 90 percent of life in Earth’s oceans and about 70 percent of animal species on land.
Just as we all die, all species eventually go extinct. However, the rate of extinction varies dramatically, and a new estimate suggests we are currently ru