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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.
Meet the Lady Gaga Ferns
Bob Grant | Oct 26, 2012
Culturally conscious researchers name a new plant genus after the reigning queen of pop.
Bugging the Digital World
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 28, 2012
Young entrepreneurs are creating a digital, 3-D encyclopedia of insects that doubles as a free field guide.
Budget Cuts Shutter Biodiversity Program
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 16, 2012
The US Geological Survey’s database, a compendium of biodiversity information, will be shut down this month due to a slashed 2012 budget.
Opinion: Exploring a Little-Known Planet
Edward O. Wilson | Oct 1, 2011
Cataloging the staggering richness of Earth’s species will have multiple payoffs.
86 Percent of Eukaryotes Undiscovered
Jef Akst | Aug 24, 2011
A new estimate of eukaryotic diversity suggests a total of 8.7 million species. So far, scientists have discovered only 1.2 million of them.
Vanessa Schipani | Mar 1, 2011
Two lizard taxonomists champion the use of Bayesian species delimitation to settle taxonomic debates.