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Image of the Day
Romeo the Frog
Staff, 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
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 3, 2018
A once critically endangered species of leaf frog has made a comeback.
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
Staff, 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?
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 8, 2017
A new study sheds light on how the most abundant bird in North America went extinct.
Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Discovered in China
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2017
The fossil booty includes some eggs with embryo remains inside, and points to group nests involving long-term parental care.
Image of the Day: The Last Sloth
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 16, 2017
An artist’s impression suggests what the Caribbean may have looked like before humans arrived.
Gigantic “Tree Lobsters” Not Extinct After All
Catherine Offord | Oct 8, 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.
US Navy Dolphins to Capture Vaquitas to Save Them from Extinction
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2017
The dolphins and their trainers will search for the endangered porpoises and enclose them in a protected pen.
When Dogs Offer Insights into Tigers
Gregory Berns | Oct 1, 2017
MRI scans of dog brains open windows into the cognition of the extinct thylacine.