biodiversity
Earth: Home to 1 Trillion Microbial Species
Earth: Home to 1 Trillion Microbial Species
Catherine Offord | 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.
Arthropods Abundant in American Homes
Arthropods Abundant in American Homes
Catherine Offord | Jan 21, 2016
The average US household contains 62 distinct families of arthropod species, according to an entomological census.
Tree of Life v1.0
Tree of Life v1.0
Jef Akst | Sep 22, 2015
Researchers map 2.3 million species in a single phylogeny. 
<em>TS</em> Picks: January 19, 2014
TS Picks: January 19, 2014
Tracy Vence | Jan 19, 2015
Rapid loss of marine species; overestimating animal size; biosimilars and biotech deals
Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms
Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms
Ruth Williams | Sep 11, 2014
Farms support less phylogenetically diverse bird populations than forests, but some farms are better than others.
Gut Microbes Detoxify Rat Diets
Gut Microbes Detoxify Rat Diets
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 23, 2014
Foregut microbes in Mojave Desert rats help the animals metabolize creosote toxins.
Lichen Legion
Lichen Legion
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 2, 2014
Genetic analysis splits one species into 126.
Diversity in Mexico
Diversity in Mexico
Jef Akst | Jun 16, 2014
A genomic survey of Mexicans reveals a wealth of diversity in North America’s southernmost land.
Top 10 New Species
Top 10 New Species
Jef Akst | May 23, 2014
The International Institute for Species Exploration announces its picks of novel species discovered in the past year, including a carnivorous mammal, a tiny shrimp, and a fungus.
Week in Review: April 21–25
Week in Review: April 21–25
Tracy Vence | Apr 25, 2014
Evolution of Y chromosome; delivering gene with “bionic ears”; diversity of an important cyanobacterium; charting genome-sequencing progress; blockbuster pharma deals