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image: Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 

Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 

By | January 3, 2018

A once critically endangered species of leaf frog has made a comeback. 

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The New Species of 2017

By | December 27, 2017

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

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Photos of the Year

By | December 25, 2017

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

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image: Image of the Day: Moth Resurrection

Image of the Day: Moth Resurrection

By | December 18, 2017

Entomologists have rediscovered a species of moth that was considered lost for 130 years. 

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image: Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam 

Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam 

By | December 12, 2017

Researchers have undertaken a comprehensive study on the status of giant clams across the world. 

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image: Human Species May Be Much Older Than Previously Thought

Human Species May Be Much Older Than Previously Thought

By | September 29, 2017

From DNA evidence, researchers estimate the split from other species took place between 260,000 and 350,000 years ago.

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Researchers recommend greater conservation efforts toward non-mammals and small creatures.

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image: Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start

Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start

By | July 5, 2017

Mitochondrial DNA in Neanderthal bone suggests humans first left Africa earlier than previously thought.

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Opinion: Birds of a Feather?

By | March 10, 2017

Taking into account the interaction of nuclear and mitochondrial genes in birds holds the promise of more objectively defining what constitutes a species.

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image: Earth: Home to 1 Trillion Microbial Species

Earth: Home to 1 Trillion Microbial Species

By | May 4, 2016

A new analysis of microbial data estimates that the world is home to 1 trillion species—of which only 0.001 percent have been discovered.

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