Oct 15, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Chinese researchers have discovered what they say is the first ‘virological penicillin’ – MIR2911, a molecule found naturally in a Chinese...

Sep 22, 2014 by Natali Anderson

An international team of ornithologists led by Dr Marcos Bornschein of the Mater Natura-Instituto de Estudos Ambientais in Curitiba has described an endangered...

Sep 7, 2014 by Natali Anderson

According to a team of scientists from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, two species of sea-dwelling, mushroom-shaped organisms discovered off Australia...

Aug 21, 2014 by Natali Anderson

A team of researchers from the United States, Italy and the United Kingdom, has discovered a complex assemblage of bacteria and archaea in the waters and...

Aug 12, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Two new species of jellyfish – Keesingia gigas and Malo bella, both believed to cause Irukandji syndrome, have been discovered off Western Australia’s...

Jun 18, 2014 by Natali Anderson

A new species of diminutive baleen whale that lived between 3.5 and 2.5 million years ago (Late Pliocene) has been described by U.S. paleontologists led...

Jun 17, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Protulophila, a microscopic marine animal thought to have been extinct for 4 million years, has been found living in seas around New Zealand. This scanning...

May 27, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Scientists led by Dr Kristofer Helgen from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History have erected a new genus called Neomonachus...

May 15, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Botanists from the University of Calicut in Kerala, India, have described a new species in the genus Musa. Musa arunachalensis. Image credit: Sreejith...