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Slowing Global Warming Could Save a Majority of Earth’s Species
Slowing Global Warming Could Save a Majority of Earth’s Species
Ashley Yeager | May 17, 2018
Following the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement would benefit plants and animals around the world, according to a new study.
Endangered Right Whales Have No New Babies This Breeding Season
Endangered Right Whales Have No New Babies This Breeding Season
Ashley Yeager | Mar 27, 2018
Trained spotters haven’t seen any newborns, suggesting trouble for the animal’s overall survival.
World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies
World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies
Shawna Williams | Mar 20, 2018
Only two members of the subspecies are now left alive.
Image of the Day: Pterosaur Fossils
Image of the Day: Pterosaur Fossils
The Scientist Staff | Mar 14, 2018
Paleontologists find fossils from at least seven species of the flying reptiles in Morocco.
Paradise Regained: How the Palmyra Atoll Got Rid of Invasive Mosquitoes
Paradise Regained: How the Palmyra Atoll Got Rid of Invasive Mosquitoes
Ruth Williams | Feb 28, 2018
The elimination of the biting pests was an added bonus after researchers unleashed a rat-eradication endeavor on the tiny islands.  
Romeo the Frog
Romeo the Frog
The Scientist Staff | Feb 14, 2018
When forlorn mating calls went unanswered, biologists set him up with an online dating profile.
Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 
Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 
The Scientist Staff | Jan 3, 2018
A once critically endangered species of leaf frog has made a comeback. 
The New Species of 2017
The New Species of 2017
Jef Akst | Dec 27, 2017
A sampling of some of the fascinating critters identified by scientists this year
Image of the Day: Moth Resurrection
Image of the Day: Moth Resurrection
The Scientist Staff | Dec 18, 2017
Entomologists have rediscovered a species of moth that was considered lost for 130 years. 
Image of the Day: Where Have All The Pigeons Gone? 
Image of the Day: Where Have All The Pigeons Gone? 
The Scientist Staff | Dec 8, 2017
A new study sheds light on how the most abundant bird in North America went extinct.