SCI-NEWS.COM A new species of ground beetle has been identified by Cornell University Professor James Liebherr. “Bryanites graeffii is described from Samoa based on a single male specimen collected between 1862-1870 that was recently discovered in the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris,” Prof. Liebherr said. “The species epithet honors Dr. Eduard Graeffe, zoologist and naturalist from [...] 8 months
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Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction
PHYS.ORG Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle, a scientific group says. 7 days
Imagining a world without species
SCIENCE DAILY Categorizing species can get hazy at small, microbial scales. After all, the classical definition of species as interbreeding individuals with sexually viable offspring doesn't apply to asexual organisms. Examining shared DNA doesn't help either: collectively, E. coli bacteria... 10 hours
Once-abundant ash tree and antelope species face extinction—IUCN Red List
PHYS.ORG North America's most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations, while the loss of wilderness... 7 days
Monk parakeets invade Mexico
SCIENCE DAILY A recent, rapid, and ongoing invasion of monk parakeets in Mexico has been described in a new article, including the regulatory changes that affected the species' spread. 11 hours
Catching a diversity of fish species — instead of specializing — means more stable income for fishers
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists analyzed nearly 30 years of revenue and permitting records for... 1 day
Six new sponge species and new symbiotic associations from the Indonesian coral triangle
SCIENCE DAILY The Indonesian coral reefs, located in the so-called coral triangle, are considered amongst the richest and most biodiverse places on Earth. Surprisingly,... 2 days
This dance is taken: Hundreds of male frog species change colors around mating time
PHYS.ORG Some of nature's most vibrant colors occur in frogs, who peek out from rainforests and marshes in startling shades of... 21 hours
10,000 year-old DNA proves when fish colonialized our lakes
SCIENCE DAILY DNA in lake sediment forms a natural archive displaying when various fish species colonized lakes after the glacial period. Scientists' analyses of the prevalence of whitefish DNA in sediment reveal... 10 hours
Song Playback Experiments Reveal 21 Possible New Species of Birds
SCI-NEWS.COM Two bird species that look the same, but have songs so different they can’t recognize each... 3 days
500-Million-Year-Old Creature Looks Like Space Alien in Recreation
LIVE SCIENCE A pea-sized creature gets a dinner-plate-sized reconstruction. 3 days
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500-Million-Year-Old Creature Looks Like Space Alien in Re-Creation
LIVE SCIENCE A pea-size creature gets a dinner-plate-size reconstruction. 2 days
Theoretical physicist rethinks how we differentiate organisms on the microbial scale
PHYS.ORG Even Charles Darwin, the author of "The Origin of Species", had a problem with species. 12 hours
Species abundance: Winter restricts innovation
SCIENCE DAILY Why are there so many more species in the tropics? The 'storage effect' is stronger there than in temperate forests. 10 hours
Six new sponge species and new symbiotic associations from the Indonesian coral triangle
PHYS.ORG Comprising more than 17,000 islands, the Indonesian archipelago is one of the world's most biodiverse places on Earth. 3 days
Retro Alien 'Field Guide' Profiles 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Creatures
SPACE.COM "Star Trek" fans will get a great nostalgia kick from a new book that covers every alien species featured in "The Next Generation" (TNG), from Acamarians... 1 day
Parasitic Worm Squirms Through Teen's Eye, Damaging His Vision
LIVE SCIENCE When doctors in Mexico peered into a 17-year-old boy's eye, they got a squirming surprise: a flatworm wriggling in and out of the teen's eyeball. 6 hours
Virtual reality breathes new life into African fossils, art and artefacts
PHYS.ORG Digital technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. So it was only a matter of time before the ways people interact with the... 2 days
Old fish few and far between under fishing pressure
PHYS.ORG Like old-growth trees in a forest, old fish in the ocean play important roles in the diversity and stability of marine ecosystems. Critically, the longer a fish is allowed to... 6 days
1,000-Year-Old Tomb of Maya King Discovered in Guatemala
LIVE SCIENCE Archaeologists opened a royal Maya tomb in Guatemala and found a jade mask and bones covered in bright red paint. 3 days
Got old phones? Here's how to reuse, recycle or sell them
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Rapid and near-complete dissolution of wood lignin at
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Glaciation as a migratory switch
Science Magazine Migratory behavior in birds is evolutionarily plastic, but it is unclear how this behavior responded during glacial cycles. One view is that at glacial maxima, species simply shifted their breeding ranges south of glacial ice and remained migratory.... 9 hours
WATCH: Boy, 8, meets the bone marrow donor who saved his life live on 'GMA'
ABC NEWS An 8-year-old leukemia survivor meets the woman who donated her bone marrow to save his life for the... 14 hours
10,000 year-old DNA proves when fish colonized lakes
PHYS.ORG DNA molecules in lake sediment are few and hard bound to particles. This resulted in challenging analyses and required development of new methods, both for extracting sufficiently clean DNA and for the... 14 hours
New hermit crab uses live coral as its home
PHYS.ORG A new hermit crab species can live in a walking coral's cavity in a reciprocal relationship, replacing the usual marine worm partner, according to a study published September 20, 2017... 9 hours
Celebrity fossil reveals all for science
SCIENCE DAILY With the help of an artist, a geology professor has figuratively speaking breathed life into one of science's most well-known fossil species; Agnostus pisiformis. The trilobite-like arthropod lived in huge numbers in Scandinavia a half-billion years... 5 days
Global sea turtle conservation successes
Science Magazine We document a tendency for published estimates of population size in sea turtles to be increasing rather than decreasing across the globe. To examine the population status of the seven species of sea turtle globally, we obtained 299... 9 hours
Research on big ears, crocodile gambling wins Ig Nobels
PHYS.ORG Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions are among this... 6 days
Nonlinear physics bridges thoughts to sounds in birdsong
SCIENCE DAILY The beautiful sound of birdsongs emerging from the trees is a wonderful example of how much nature can still teach us, even as much about their origins are still mysterious to us.... 1 day
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