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Gigantic “Tree Lobsters” Not Extinct After All

By Catherine Offord | October 9, 2017

Researchers identify the Lord Howe Island stick insect on the remains of a large volcano in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand.

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The Topography of Teeth

By Bob Grant | November 29, 2016

Intricate, digital maps of animals’ teeth, created using the same geographical tools used by mapmakers, may help researchers determine the diets of extinct species.

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Genome Digest

By Karen Zusi | November 19, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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image: Snail Revival Raises Peer Review Debate

Snail Revival Raises Peer Review Debate

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | October 15, 2014

Rediscovery of a snail thought to be extinct has raised questions about the peer-review process that approved the publication of the extinction report.

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2012’s Noteworthy Species

By Sabrina Richards | December 18, 2012

A roundup of species that made their scientific debut in 2012, and a few that said goodbye as well

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