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  1. Ecosystems

    How mammoths competed with other animals and lost

    Mammoths, mastodons and other ancient elephants were wiped out at the end of the last ice age by climate change and spear-wielding humans.

  2. Archaeology

    A nearly 44,000-year-old hunting scene is the oldest known storytelling art

    Cave art in Indonesia dating to at least 43,900 years ago is the earliest known storytelling art, and shows otherworldly human-animal hunters.

  3. Paleontology

    Hyenas roamed the Arctic during the last ice age

    Two teeth confirm the idea that hyenas crossed the Bering land bridge into North America, a study finds.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Life

    Readers debate ethics of resurrecting extinct species

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.