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 –...

Jan 24, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Scientists from Brazil and the United Kingdom have described a new species of true river dolphin from the Araguaia River basin, the first such discovery...

Jan 18, 2014 by Natali Anderson

New research published in the journal Nature Communications has found that chimpanzees can use gestures to coordinate actions in pursuit of a specific...

Dec 31, 2013 by Natali Anderson

Every year, hundreds of new dinosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles and fishes are discovered, and among them are always a few really weird or beautiful...

Dec 31, 2013 by Natali Anderson

Meet the gorgeous and colorful new birds discovered this year: Cambodian Tailorbird, Guerrero Brush Finch, Sierra Madre Ground-Warbler, Junin Tapaculo...

Dec 30, 2013 by Natali Anderson

Sci-News.com presents some of the best species officially described in 2013. A walking shark, a snail with semi-transparent shell, a venomous crustacean,...

Dec 26, 2013 by Natali Anderson

Scientists from the United States have described a new sawshark species from off the Philippine Islands. Pristiophorus lanae. Image credit: David Ebert. Sawsharks...

Dec 19, 2013 by Natali Anderson

Native to the forests and open savannas of Brazil and Colombia, Tapirus kabomani is the newest member of the tapir family (Tapiridae). This is an artist’s...