The Scientist

» new species

Most Recent

image: Spiders with Long Tails Found in Ancient Amber

Spiders with Long Tails Found in Ancient Amber

By Jim Daley | February 5, 2018

This discovery closes a 170-million-year gap in the fossil record.

0 Comments

Over the past seven years, Xiao-Long Lin has characterized nearly 70 new species of nonbiting midges and developed DNA barcodes to aid in future ecological surveys.

0 Comments

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. 

0 Comments

image: The New Species of 2017

The New Species of 2017

By Jef Akst | December 27, 2017

A sampling of some of the fascinating critters identified by scientists this year

0 Comments

image: Photos of the Year

Photos of the Year

By Katarina Zimmer | December 25, 2017

From a plastic-munching coral to see-through frogs, here are The Scientist’s favorite images from 2017.

0 Comments

The 10-micrometer-long flagellate cell might have a big story to tell about the evolution of eukaryotes.

0 Comments

image: Ecologists Welcome Seventh Great Ape Species into Our Family

Ecologists Welcome Seventh Great Ape Species into Our Family

By Katarina Zimmer | November 2, 2017

The Tapanuli orangutan has been identified as the newest species of great ape, but also likely the most endangered. 

0 Comments

image: Two New Dinosaur Species Identified

Two New Dinosaur Species Identified

By Diana Kwon | May 3, 2017

Palaeontologists report their findings of Galeamopus pabsti, a new sauropod, and Jianianhualong tengi, a small feathered dinosaur.

1 Comment

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.

0 Comments

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.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Stem Cell Vaccine Protects Mice From Cancer
  2. Love in the Scientific Literature
    News Analysis Love in the Scientific Literature

    There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.  

  3. Nobel Prize–Winning Biologist Dies
  4. CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
AAAS