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Humans hastened the extinction of the woolly mammoth

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New research shows that humans had a significant role in the extinction of woolly mammoths in Eurasia, occurring thousands of years later than previously thought.

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Don’t focus on genetic diversity to save our species

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Scientists at the University of Adelaide have challenged the common assumption that genetic diversity of a species is a key indicator of extinction risk. 

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