Scientists in Germany have uncovered a new species of flying dinosaur; a discovery that could help understand how modern-day birds evolved, said a new study published in the journal Life Sciences. Another feathered species of dinosaur, that lived around 150 million years ago, was previously discovered in 1861. The species, called Archaeopteryx, was widely considered to be the oldest flying bird.
Stories about individual species on the brink of extinction may be all too familiar. But a new tally now reveals the breadth of the conservation crisis: One million of the world’s species are now poised to vanish, some as soon as within the next few decades.