species
Sexless Hook-Up
Sexless Hook-Up
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014
Genome fusion at stem graft junctions can generate new plant species.
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.
New River Dolphin
New River Dolphin
Abby Olena | Jan 27, 2014
DNA sequencing study reveals a new river dolphin species in South America.
How, If, and Why Species Form
How, If, and Why Species Form
Tim Rogers, Alan J. McKane, Axel G. Rossberg | Nov 1, 2013
Biologists have struggled for centuries to properly define what constitutes a “species.” They may have been asking the wrong question—many smaller organisms might not form species at all.
Right Under Their Noses
Right Under Their Noses
Kerry Grens | Sep 6, 2013
Biology students discover a new species of beetle in the giant city of Manila.
New Species on the Block
New Species on the Block
Jef Akst | Jun 27, 2013
A bird living in the Cambodian capital is named as a new species.
Top New Species Announced
Top New Species Announced
Jef Akst | May 24, 2013
The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University reveals its list of the top 10 new species of 2012.
New Genus of Bat
New Genus of Bat
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2013
In South Sudan, researchers discover another specimen that they’ve classified into an entirely new genus of the flying mammal.
The Salinella salve Mystery
Hayley Dunning | Oct 1, 2012
Salinella salve, an organism described as a single layer of cells, ciliated on both inner and outer surfaces and surrounding…
Gone Missing, circa 1892
Hayley Dunning | Oct 1, 2012
A unique organism sighted only once, more than a century ago, could shed light on the evolution of multicellularity—if it ever actually existed.