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  1. Paleontology

    ‘End of the Megafauna’ examines why so many giant Ice Age animals went extinct

    ‘End of the Megafauna’ ponders the mystery of what killed off so many of Earth’s big animals over the last 50,000 years.

  2. Earth

    Greenland crater renewed the debate over an ancient climate mystery

    Scientists disagree on what a possible crater found under Greenland’s ice means for the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis.

  3. Science & Society

    To assemble a Top 10 list, Science News starts in June

    Editor in Chief Nancy Shute discusses creating Science News' annual Top 10 science stories of the year.

  4. Paleontology

    What male bias in the mammoth fossil record says about the animal’s social groups

    Male woolly mammoths were more often caught in natural traps that preserved their remains, DNA evidence suggests.

  5. Paleontology

    Saber-toothed cats were fierce and family-oriented

    New details shift the debate on whether Smilodon lived and hunted in packs, and answer questions about other behaviors and abilities.

  6. Climate

    Why won’t this debate about an ancient cold snap die?

    Critics are still unconvinced that a comet caused a mysterious cold snap 12,800 years ago.

  7. Life

    Readers debate ethics of resurrecting extinct species

    Readers raised questions about using gene editing tools to bring species back from the dead.

  8. Earth

    A massive crater hides beneath Greenland’s ice

    The discovery of a vast crater in Greenland suggests that a 1-kilometer-wide asteroid hit the Earth between 2.6 million and 11,700 years ago.

  9. Genetics

    Resurrecting extinct species raises ethical questions

    'Rise of the Necrofauna' examines the technical and ethical challenges of bringing woolly mammoths and other long-gone creatures back from the dead.

  10. Science & Society

    Top 10 stories of 2018: Climate change, gene-edited babies, hidden craters and more

    2018 was a year all about impact — on the planet, on solving crimes, on mosquito populations, on reversing paralysis, and more.

  11. Science & Society

    Before it burned, Brazil’s National Museum gave much to science

    When Brazil’s National Museum went up in flames, so did the hard work of the researchers who work there.

  12. Animals

    De-extinction probably isn’t worth it

    Diverting money to resurrecting extinct creatures could put those still on Earth at risk.