Biology News

Jul 22, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A multinational group of scientists headed by Dr Scott Gardner of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has described four new species of burrowing rodents from the South American genus Ctenomys. This image shows Ctenomys tucumanus, a previously known species of tuco-tuco. Image credit: Er-wiki / CC BY-SA 3.0. Commonly called tuco-tucos, these rodents are members of the family Octodontidae, although they are sometimes classified in their own family –...

Jul 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists led by Dr Vladimir Pešić of the University of Montenegro have discovered a new species of pontarachnid mite in Bajo de Sico – a mesophotic...

Jul 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Mycologists at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have identified three new species of mushrooms contained within a commercial packet of dried Chinese porcini...

Jul 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

New research led by Prof William Hopkins of Georgia State University and Emory University has found that some cognitive abilities in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)...

Jul 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

High resolution satellite imagery is a very promising tool to track the distribution and abundance of polar bears, say Dr Seth Stapleton from U.S. Geological...

Jul 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Using the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s Linac Coherent Light Source – the world’s most powerful X-ray laser, a multinational...

Jul 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of ichthyologists headed by Dr Stuart Welsh from West Virginia University has described a new species of eel-tailed catfish from the Tully River...

Jul 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international team of ichthyologists led by Dr Ralf Britz of Natural History Museum in London, UK, has described a new fish species from the Rio Negro in...

Jul 7, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Plants in the Central and South American genus Axinaea have a unique and highly complex bird pollination system, according to a new study published in...