Latest Species Stories
Ten new species are highlighted in the Top Ten New Species list for 2012, the fifth year for this interesting record.
Researchers at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute have confirmed the long-held belief that studying the genes we share with other animals is useful.
Northwestern Europe harbors one of the best known biotas , thanks to the long faunistic and floristic traditions practiced there.
Geneticists have made a startling breakthrough while sequencing the genome of a South American butterfly, according to a study published in the May 16 edition of Nature.
New research shows how bacteria evolve to increase ecosystem functioning by recycling each others waste.
Microscopic ocean plankton mimic card also known as the Black Queen.
Researchers have found that bird species with multiple plumage color forms within in the same population, evolve into new species faster than those with only one color form, confirming a 60 year-old evolution theory.
In classical mythology, the cypress tree is associated with death, the underworld and eternity.
For the first time ever, koalas in some parts of Australia have been listed as a threatened species by the Australian government.
Paleozoology, also spelled Palaeozoology, is a branch of many other sciences including zoology and paleontology that focuses on recovering cellular matter from animal remains that are large enough to be seen without the help of a microscope, known as macrofossils. This study is primarily used in the context of archeology and geology and aids in recreating ancient ecosystems and prehistoric environments. Paleozoologists study the tissues of many types of animals including sharks, echinoderms,...
The Three-Spined Stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus, is a fish native to much of northern Europe, northern Asia and North America. It has been introduced into parts of southern and central Europe. Three subspecies that are currently recognized by the IUCN are Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus, which is found in most of the species range, and is the subspecies most strictly termed the Three-Spined Stickleback; its common name in England is the Tiddler, although "tittlebat" is also sometimes...