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- #WhatIf The #Neanderthals Had Not Gone #Extinct?



Neanderthal #DNA is 99.7% #identical to our own, and #researchers #claim that some #humans might be carrying as much as 2% of the #Neanderthal #genome. Making things even weirder is that #scientists recently #recovered a nearly #complete DNA #sequence from a 50,000-year-old Neanderthal #skeleton.
So in #theory, Neanderthals could make a #comeback. But how would they #adapt? And how long would they #survive?
https://invidio.us/watch?v=CSgkeyqRvIY
 
- #Resurrecting the #Genes of #Extinct #Plants



Scientists at Gingko Bioworks have resurrected the smell of an extinct flower by putting together the pieces of its DNA.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/video/resurrecting-the-genes-of-extinct-plants/
 
In #Sweden, #cash is almost #extinct and #people #implant #microchips in their #hands to #pay for #things


More than 4,000 Swedes have gone the microchip route as cash use fades and the government scrambles to figure out the effects on society and the economy
https://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/swedens-push-to-get-rid-of-cash-has-some-saying-not-so-fast
 
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‘Southern Benet - Reconstruction’ (2018)

Once found in the rainforests of Tasmania little is known of this koala-sized marsupial and its behavior. Only a few were ever observed in the wild by the scientific community during the nineteenth century. The only specimen skin collected (1883) was destroyed by the collector's dog while the hide was pegged to the cabin wall to dry. It is speculated that it was an insectivore but a several records found in old farming diaries mention that the benet was observed eating if not gorging on the wild Tasmanian purple apple berry, Billardiera longiflora, during the autumn and winter. Given few fruits are available throughout the year insects are assumed to have made up the large majority of its diet between the fruiting seasons. Various scientific expeditions over the past one hundred years have failed to observe the Southern benet. This does not suggest the benet is extinct but the chances... Show more...
 


http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/09/10/fishermen-haul-in-monstrous-skull-and-antlers-extinct-irish-elk.html
#Fishermen #haul in monstrous skull and antlers of #extinct #Irish #elk

Fishermen in #NorthernIreland #NI pulled in the catch of a lifetime on Wednesday (Sept. 5), when they caught an enormous Irish elk skull that's estimated to be more than 10,500 years old. The impressive specimen is about 6 feet (1.8 meters) across and is almost fully intact.
 
#Banana.


Are #Bananas Going #Extinct? Everything You Need to Know.

Genetic diversity is single-handedly one of the most important evolutionary attributes organisms have achieved through processes of reproduction.
 
- #People Thought This #Animal Was #Extinct — Until A #Tourist Took This #Photo



The last time this animal was seen was 1928.
https://www.thedodo.com/in-the-wild/wondiwoi-tree-kangaroo-sighting
 
New #Research #Shows How #Primitive #Humans Got #Extinct Due to #Laziness


The study finds that our ancient ancestors were too lazy to craft new tools and adapt to the changing environmental conditions.
https://interestingengineering.com/new-research-shows-how-primitive-humans-got-extinct-due-to-laziness
 
First-Ever #Test #Tube #Rhino #Embryos Give #Hope for #Functionally #Extinct #Species



Northern white rhinos are functionally extinct, as only two females of this species are left on the planet – but there is still hope for the species thanks to a revolutionary scientific breakthrough.
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/first-ever-test-tube-rhino-embryos-give-hope-for-functionally-extinct-species/
 
- #Study #Reveals #America’s First #Dogs were Made #Extinct by the #Introduction of #European #Breeds


A new study has shown that ancient American dogs were wiped out by the arrival European species at the beginning of the 15th Century.
https://interestingengineering.com/study-reveals-americas-first-dogs-were-made-extinct-by-the-introduction-of-european-breeds
 
- #Study #Reveals #America’s First #Dogs were Made #Extinct by the #Introduction of #European #Breeds


A new study has shown that ancient American dogs were wiped out by the arrival European species at the beginning of the 15th Century.
https://interestingengineering.com/study-reveals-americas-first-dogs-were-made-extinct-by-the-introduction-of-european-breeds
 
- #Right #whales could be #extinct in less than 30 #years



Things are getting worse for North Atlantic right whales. But it's not too late to save them, researchers say.
https://www.futurity.org/right-whales-extinction-conservation-1798662/
 
- #Right #whales could be #extinct in less than 30 #years



Things are getting worse for North Atlantic right whales. But it's not too late to save them, researchers say.
https://www.futurity.org/right-whales-extinction-conservation-1798662/
 

New evidence in Cuba’s ‘sonic attacks,’ and finding an extinct gibbon—in a royal Chinese tomb


#attacks #chinese #cuba #evidence #extinct #finding #gibbon #new #royal #sonic #tomb
 
a bird that used to roam the earth, once upon a time...




#bird #extinct #huge
 

Credit Card Signatures Are About to Become Extinct



HN link: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16789321
Posted by semiquaver (karma: 278)
Post stats: Points: 112 - Comments: 153 - 2018-04-09T00:16:30Z

\#hackernews #credit #card #signatures #are #about #to #become #extinct
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The New York Times: Credit Card Signatures Are About to Become Extinct (By STACY COWLEY)

 
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