Animals

Amoeba's Carapace Resembles Gandalf's Wizard Hat (February 20, 2017): A new species of microorganism has been named after the wizard Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings. The amoeba's carapace resembles the wizard's hat.

Penguins at Steinhart Aquarium Given Red Hearts for Valentine's Day (February 15, 2017): Penguins at the Steinhart Aquarium were given red Valentine's Hearts. The penguins carried the hearts off to their nests.

Candy-Striped Hermit Crab Discovered in Caribbean (January 27, 2017): The Candy-Striped Hermit Crab is a new hermit crab species that was discovered in the Caribbean by scientists.

Researchers Capture Footage of the Ruby Seadragon in the Wild for the First Time (January 14, 2017): Researchers have captured footage of the rare Ruby Seadragon in the wild for the very first time.

New York City Quarantines Cats to Stop Rare Bird Flu Outbreak (January 13, 2017): New York City has quarantined hundreds of cats to stop a rare bird flu outbreak before it spreads to many other cats.

Three New Land Flatworms Discovered in Brazil (January 9, 2017): Scientists have discovered three new species of flatworms in the Brazilian Araucaria forest

Scientists Say Chickens Are Intelligent, Caring and Complex (January 5, 2017): Scientists say chickens are very smart birds. They say they are intelligent, caring and complex creatures.

Feral Cats Cover Over 99.8% of Australia Say Scientists (January 3, 2017): Researchers have found that feral cats cover over 99.8% of Australia's land area.

Three New Species of Miniaturized Tropical Salamanders Discovered in Oaxaca Mountain Forests (December 2, 2016): Three new species of tiny tropical salamanders have been discovered in the mountain forests of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Ancient Giant Salmon Fought With Large Spike-like Teeth (October 29, 2016): A species of giant salmon that lives 11 to 5 million years ago would battle with large spike-like teeth.

Study Finds Common Swift Can Fly Nearly Ten Consecutive Months Without Landing (October 28, 2016): A new study has found the common swift can fly for nearly ten consecutive months without ever landing.

Arachnologists Discover 43 New Species of Scaffold Web Spiders (October 27, 2016): There are 20% more scaffold web spiders than previously known before thanks to a discovery of 43 new species.

Zebrafish Want to Hang Out With 3-D Robotic Models of Themselves Say Scientists (October 25, 2016): Scientists have determined that zebrafish want to hang out with moving 3-D robotic models of themselves.

New Pea Crab Species Named After Two-Faced Roman God Janus (October 24, 2016): A new pea crab species Serenotheres janus was discovered inside a date mussel

Amazonian Frog's Skin Contains Chemicals That Mimic Ant Pheromones (October 20, 2016): An Amazonian frog has chemicals on its skin that mimics ant pheromones and lets it live among the ants.

Zebrafish Embryo Selfie Wins 2016 Nikon Small World Competition (October 19, 2016): This microscopic image of a zebrafish embryo won the 2016 Nikon Small World Competition. It was taken by Dr. Oscar Ruiz.

Tiny Ancient Crocodile Relative Had Mammal-Like Teeth (October 13, 2016): Scientists have discovered the fossil of an ancient crocodile relative that had mammal-like teeth.

Earliest Beardogs Lived in Texas 38 Million Years Ago (October 11, 2016): Scientists have identified fossils of the earliest and most primitive members of the beardog family.

Rare Venomous Sea Snake Discovered in Iranian Coastal Waters (October 10, 2016): Scientists have discovered that a rare venomous sea snake also inhabits the Iranian coastal waters off the western Gulf of Oman.

Scientists Discover Rainbow Boa Preying on a Vampire Bat (October 4, 2016): Scientists have discovered a rainbow boa preying on a vampire bat. This is the first video evidence of snakes predating on large vampire bats.

Arthropod Ancestor Had Mouth Like Sarlacc from Star Wars (September 27, 2016): An ancient arthropod ancestor had a mouth like Sarlacc from Star Wars.

Extinct Crocodile Relative Inhabited New Mexico Over 200 Million Years Ago (September 11, 2016): A new crocodile relative has been identified. The creature inhabited what is now New Mexico 212 million years ago.

Ancient Marsupial Lion had a Unique Hunting Style (September 9, 2016): An extinct ancient marsupial lion had a unique hunting style invovlving its large dew claw.

New Bivalve Species Discovered Living on a Sea Cucumber (September 8, 2016): Scientists have discovered a new bivalve species living on a sea cucumber. It was discovered in mudflats in Japan.

Scientists Discover New Crab Species in Chinese Pet Market (September 7, 2016): A new species of crab has been discovered in a Chinese pet market. It is also a new genus.

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