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Image of the Day: Creepy Crawlers
Image of the Day: Creepy Crawlers
The Scientist Staff | Jan 30, 2017
Scientists discover the alien-like Aethiocarenus burmanicus, a 100 million-year old insect with a triangular head and bulging eyes.
Image of the Day: Little Hermits
Image of the Day: Little Hermits
The Scientist Staff | Jan 27, 2017
This newly discovered species of hermit crab, Pylopaguropsis mollymullerae, uses its massive right pincer to push itself along while crawling.
Image of the Day: Giant Otters
Image of the Day: Giant Otters
The Scientist Staff | Jan 24, 2017
Paleontologists uncover a nearly complete cranium of Siamogale melilutra, a 6.24 million-year-old otter species that was as large as some modern wolf species.
Image of the Day: Jungle Jedi
Image of the Day: Jungle Jedi
The Scientist Staff | Jan 23, 2017
The newly identified Skywalker gibbon (Hoolock tianxing) is threatened with extinction, along with roughly 60 percent of primate species worldwide.
Image of the Day: Trump Bug
Image of the Day: Trump Bug
The Scientist Staff | Jan 19, 2017
Inspired by President-elect Donald Trump's signature hairdo, a biologist named a new species of moth with yellowish-white scales on its head Neopalpa donaldtrumpi.
Image of the Day: In the Wild 
Image of the Day: In the Wild 
The Scientist Staff | Jan 16, 2017
Scientists observe a new species of seadragon (Phyllopteryx dewysea) for the first time. 
Image of the Day: Pretty in Pink
Image of the Day: Pretty in Pink
The Scientist Staff | Jan 12, 2017
Females of a newly discovered katydid species (Eulophophyllum kirki) have a unique pink hue.
New Species of 2016
New Species of 2016
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2016
From a new Tyrannosaurus and many other dinosaurs to all of the living species named this year, researchers continue to chip away at the planet’s unknown biodiversity.
Slideshow: New Species of 2016
Slideshow: New Species of 2016
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2016
A look at some of the species named this year
New Species Celebrated
New Species Celebrated
Tanya Lewis | May 24, 2016
A top-10 list compiled by a committee of taxonomists includes a new hominin species and a beetle named after a children’s book character.