Bringing extinct plants to life

Jeff Benca is an admitted über-geek when it comes to prehistoric plants, so it was no surprise that, when he submitted a paper describing a new species of long-extinct lycopod for publication, he ditched the standard line drawing and insisted on a detailed and beautifully rendered color reconstruction of the plant.

Not extinct, just hiding: search for giant tortoise begins

A species of giant tortoise long thought to be extinct now appears to be alive and well.

"Extinct" rainbow toad spotted after 87 years

This is something straight out of every scientist's sweetest dream. Yes, researchers recently found three living rainbow toads that were previously thought to be extinct in the jungles of Borneo.

Is the typewriter extinct?

There used to be a quaint little store in my neighborhood that repaired typewriters.