Mar 2, 2015 by Natali Anderson

Biologists Dr Jurgen Otto and Dr David Hill have described two new species of spiders in the genus Maratus. Maratus jactatus, male. Image credit: Jurgen...

Feb 13, 2015 by Natali Anderson

A new cryptic species of rock-wallaby has been described by a team of scientists led by Dr Sally Potter from the Australian Museum Research Institute and...

Jan 18, 2015 by Natali Anderson

Sci-News.com compiles an annual list of the top 20 new species of animals, plants and insects found in the past twelve months. 1. Araguaian boto (Inia...

Dec 20, 2014 by Natali Anderson

The fascinating creature, a stick-insect, can reach up to 32 cm in body length and 52 cm with forelimbs stretched out. It has reportedly been found in...

Nov 30, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Brazilian ornithologists Dr Juan Mazar Barnett and Dr Dante Buzzetti of the Center for Ornithological Studies in São Paulo have discovered a new species...

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...