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...

Apr 29, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Australian biologists have described a new species of dasyurid marsupial within the genus Antechinus. The Black-tailed Antechinus, Antechinus arktos. Image...

Apr 22, 2014 by Natali Anderson

A multinational group of scientists led by Dr Peter Elliott of South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide has described a new mineral from...

Jan 30, 2014 by Natali Anderson

An anomalous magma chamber has been observed at 8–11 km depth beneath the upper east rift zone of one of the world’s most active volcanoes –...