New species of ancient chirping giant pill-millipedes from Madagascar already threatened
An international team of researchers comprised of Thomas Wesener, Museum Koenig, Bonn, Daniel Le, Field Museum, Chicago and Stephanie Loria, American Museum of Natural History, New York, discovered seven ...
Researchers to use exosuit to explore ancient Antikythera wreck
Scientists discover over 100 species in drive to document biodiversity
(Phys.org) —A 5-million-year-old saber-toothed cat, the world's oldest grape and a bizarre hermit crab were among more than 100 new species discovered by University of Florida scientists last year.
New order of marine creatures discovered among sea anemones
A deep-water creature once thought to be one of the world's largest sea anemones, with tentacles reaching more than 6.5 feet long, actually belongs to a new order of animals. The finding is part of a new ...
Scientist discovers ancient species of assassin fly
(Phys.org) —National Museum of Natural History scientist Torsten Dikow discovered and named a new species of assassin fly, Burmapogon bruckschi, after studying the first two specimens ever preserved in Bur ...
Ancient shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution
The skull of a newly discovered 325-million-year-old shark-like species suggests that early cartilaginous and bony fishes have more to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates—including humans—than ...
T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall
A Tyrannosaurus rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection on the National Mall on Tuesday after a more than 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) journey from Montana.
Ancient 'spider' images reveal eye-opening secrets (w/ video)
Stunning images of a 305-million-year-old harvestman fossil reveal ancestors of the modern-day arachnids had two sets of eyes rather than one.
Skulls of red and giant pandas provide insight into coexistence
New research on the skulls of red pandas and giant pandas provides further explanation as to why the two species—which are not closely related but dine on the same food, bamboo, in the same geographic area—are ...
New database features 710,000 natural history records from Canadian Museum of Nature
The Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada's national museum of natural history, has launched a free scientific database featuring open access to more than 710,000 records of plants, animals, fossils, and minerals that are part ...
Escargot could follow the dodo, scientists warn
Snails, one of France's signature dishes, could be off the menu if the country fails to stem an invasion by a slimy worm from Southeast Asia, scientists warned on Tuesday.
Whales and human-related activities overlap in African waters
Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Oregon State University, Stanford University, Columbia University, and the American Museum of Natural History have found that humpback whales swimming off ...
Solving a 30-year-old problem in massive star formation
An international group of astrophysicists has found evidence strongly supporting a solution to a long-standing puzzle about the birth of some of the most massive stars in the universe.
Natural History Museum, London, yields remarkable new beetle specimens from Brazil
A visit to the Natural History Museum, London, yielded an unexpected surprise for Dr. Joseph Parker, a UK biologist based in New York at Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History.