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image: Image of the Day: Bird-of-Paradise

Image of the Day: Bird-of-Paradise

By The Scientist Staff | April 25, 2018

A unique courtship dance clued researchers in to the fact that they had a new species on their hands.

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image: Image of the Day: Ant Attack!

Image of the Day: Ant Attack!

By The Scientist Staff | April 24, 2018

A new species of ant discovered in Borneo fends off invaders with a uniquely suicidal strategy.

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image: Image of the Day: Tardigrade Eggs

Image of the Day: Tardigrade Eggs

By The Scientist Staff | March 2, 2018

The studded cells belong to a newly discovered species of water bear, Macrobiotus shonaicus

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image: Image of the Day: Dog-Faced Bats

Image of the Day: Dog-Faced Bats

By The Scientist Staff | January 31, 2018

The discovery of two new species within the Cynomops genus has expanded the total known number of dog-faced bat species to eight. 

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image: Image of the Day: Sonic Snapper

Image of the Day: Sonic Snapper

By The Scientist Staff | April 12, 2017

By rapidly snapping its large claw shut, the newly discovered pistol shrimp, Synalpheus pinkfloydi, can create enough sonic energy to stun—even kill—small fish.

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image: Image of the Day: Whale Watching

Image of the Day: Whale Watching

By The Scientist Staff | March 8, 2017

Scientists capture the True’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus) on film for the first time.

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image: Image of the Day: Pocket Frogs

Image of the Day: Pocket Frogs

By The Scientist Staff | February 22, 2017

Four newly discovered species of night frog (Nyctibatrachus) are now counted among the smallest frogs in the world.

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image: Image of the Day: Gandalf’s Hat

Image of the Day: Gandalf’s Hat

By The Scientist Staff | February 13, 2017

A new species of amoeba, Arcella gandalfi, is covered in a shell that resembles a wizard’s hat.

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image: Image of the Day: Creepy Crawlers

Image of the Day: Creepy Crawlers

By The Scientist Staff | January 30, 2017

Scientists discover the alien-like Aethiocarenus burmanicus, a 100 million-year old insect with a triangular head and bulging eyes.

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image: Image of the Day: Little Hermits

Image of the Day: Little Hermits

By The Scientist Staff | January 27, 2017

This newly discovered species of hermit crab, Pylopaguropsis mollymullerae, uses its massive right pincer to push itself along while crawling.

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