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2014-03-03 23:03:54

Immersive natural history education app launches on iOS and Android. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Cainkade, a New York-based software design and development studio, today announced that the California Academy of Sciences has launched Science Today for iPhone and Android phones. This educational app presents the latest natural history news and research in rich photos and originally-produced videos. Cainkade worked with the California Academy of Sciences to design and build this...

California Academy Of Sciences Described 91 New Species In 2013
2013-12-20 16:26:05

California Academy of Sciences In 2013, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences discovered 91 new plant and animal species and two new genera, enriching our understanding of the complex web of life on Earth and strengthening our ability to make informed conservation decisions. The new species, previously unknown to science, include 38 different ants, 12 fishes, 14 plants, eight beetles, two spiders, one reptile, and one amphibian. In addition, Academy scientists discovered a new...

2012-07-31 14:20:19

BOSTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Summer is the perfect time for adventure and exploring, for visiting new places and learning new things. In this spirit, Smart Destinations and the California Academy of Sciences recently introduced a new Go San Francisco Adventure Giveaway. This special contest will give one lucky winner and a guest the chance to explore the streets and sights of San Francisco plus the inner workings of the Academy with an exclusive prize package worth $1900....

2012-04-27 23:02:25

FORA.tv to Broadcast “The Female In Evolution” Symposium Presented by The California Academy of Sciences and The Leakey Foundation San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 WHAT: FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video programs from the world´s best conferences and events, will broadcast “The Female In Evolution” Symposium on Saturday, April 28th. Presented by The California Academy of Sciences and The Leakey Foundation, the day-long symposium will...

Scientists Find Higher Concentrations Of Heavy Metals In Post Oil Spill Oysters From Gulf Of Mexico
2012-04-19 08:18:55

Comparisons between pre- and post-spill specimens show an increase in vanadium, chromium, cobalt, and lead concentrations in shells, gill, and muscle tissue As the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico approaches, a team of scientists led by Dr. Peter Roopnarine of the California Academy of Sciences has detected evidence that pollutants from the oil have entered the ecosystem's food chain. For the past two years, the team has been studying oysters...

The Saga Of The Long-Fingered Frog
2012-03-28 12:14:37

A single specimen of the Bururi long-fingered frog has been discovered by herpetologists from the California Academy of Sciences and the University of Texas at El Paso. The researchers discovered the Bururi frog while on a research expedition to Burundi in December 2011. This frog had been considered long since extinct, as the last time it had been seen by scientists was in 1949. Burundi is a place of interest for biologists who study the evolution and distribution of life in Africa....

Scientists Name New Species Of Catshark
2012-03-08 04:30:50

John McCosker, the Chair of Aquatic Biology at the California Academy of Sciences, collected specimens of a new catshark while diving in 1,400 to 1,900 foot waters of the Galapagos islands. The new species named Bythaelurus giddingsi, is approximately one-foot long with chocolate-brown coloration and irregularly distributed spots on its body. McCosker said in a recent press release: “The discovery of a new shark species is always interesting, particularly at this time when sharks...

2012-01-12 02:00:00

Join RobotSpeak, a certified San Francisco school of electronic music, at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park on Jan. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 On Jan. 12, join RobotSpeak, a certified San Francisco electronic music school, as the California Academy of Sciences opens its doors for a themed cocktail party where creatures, cocktails and music mingle. Together with the Academy, RobotSpeak will offer hands on, beat-making scenarios for this event,...

California Academy Scientists Added 140 New Species To List In 2011
2011-12-16 05:42:15

The California Academy of Sciences said on Wednesday that its researchers added 140 new species in 2011. The new species includes 72 arthropods, 31 sea slugs, 13 fishes, 11 plants, nine sponges, three corals, and one reptile. The scientists made their finds over six continents and three oceans, including Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian. Among the 140 species discovered, researchers found four new sharks, including one with a blade-like snout. The African dwarf sawshark was found at...