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Research suggests that the invasive, all-female Procambarus virginalis originated in a German aquarium back in the 1990s.

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Image of the Day: Suckers

By The Scientist Staff | April 10, 2018

A recently expanded online database allows researchers and the public to share and view videos of sea lampreys.

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The elimination of the biting pests was an added bonus after researchers unleashed a rat-eradication endeavor on the tiny islands.  

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Image of the Day: The Last Sloth

By The Scientist Staff | November 16, 2017

An artist’s impression suggests what the Caribbean may have looked like before humans arrived. 

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Fire Ant Rafts

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2017

The invasive insects weathered extreme climatic conditions by banding together and riding out Hurricane Harvey's flood waters.

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Tracking Invasive Fire Ants in Asia

By Steve Graff | November 1, 2017

These insect transplants have the potential to wreak economic havoc by outcompeting native insects and destroying crops.

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Check Out This 3-D Interactive Fire Ant Model

By The Scientist Staff | October 31, 2017

Explore the many facets of this invasive species.

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image: Gigantic “Tree Lobsters” Not Extinct After All

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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North American Ash on Brink of Extinction

By Catherine Offord | September 15, 2017

The latest IUCN Red List update also reveals substantial declines in antelopes and other species, but some level of recovery in populations of snow leopards.

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Driving Down Pests

By Amy Lewis | August 28, 2017

A computer model estimates that gene-drive technology could wipe out populations of an invasive mammal on islands. 

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