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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Dog-Faced Bats
Staff | Jan 31, 2018
The discovery of two new species within the
genus has expanded the total known number of dog-faced bat species to eight.
The New Species of 2017
Jef Akst | Dec 27, 2017
A sampling of some of the fascinating critters identified by scientists this year
Photos of the Year
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 24, 2017
From a plastic-munching coral to see-through frogs, here are
’s favorite images from 2017.
A Newly Identified Species Represents Its Own Eukaryotic Lineage
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 20, 2017
The 10-micrometer-long flagellate cell might have a big story to tell about the evolution of eukaryotes.
Ecologists Welcome Seventh Great Ape Species into Our Family
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 2, 2017
The Tapanuli orangutan has been identified as the newest species of great ape, but also likely the most endangered.
Two New Dinosaur Species Identified
Diana Kwon | May 3, 2017
Palaeontologists report their findings of
, a new sauropod, and
, a small feathered dinosaur.
Image of the Day: Sonic Snapper
Staff | Apr 11, 2017
By rapidly snapping its large claw shut, the newly discovered pistol shrimp,
, can create enough sonic energy to stun—even kill—small fish.
Image of the Day: Whale Watching
Staff | Mar 8, 2017
Scientists capture the True’s beaked whale (
) on film for the first time.
Image of the Day: Pocket Frogs
Staff | Feb 21, 2017
Four newly discovered species of night frog
are now counted among the smallest frogs in the world.
Image of the Day: Gandalf’s Hat
Staff | Feb 12, 2017
A new species of amoeba,
, is covered in a shell that resembles a wizard’s hat.