Biology News

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 cannot at present be placed in an existing phylum (primary subdivision of a taxonomic kingdom). Specimens of Dendrogramma enigmatica and Dendrogramma discoides (with *). Image credit: Just J et al. In 1986, Copenhagen University researcher Dr Jørgen Olesen and his colleagues collected these...

Sep 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a duo of German ichthyologists reporting in the Current Biology, archerfish are much more adaptable and skillful target-shooters than previously...

Sep 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A non-native species of camel cricket known as the Greenhouse camel cricket (Diestrammena asynamora) has spread into homes across the eastern United States,...

Aug 30, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

French ichthyologists led by Dr Philippe Keith of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris have described a new species of pike from the Charente...

Aug 28, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A study on an African fish called the Senegal bichir (Polypterus senegalus) led by Dr Hans Larsson of McGill University shows what might have happened...

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 19, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

A multinational team of scientists headed by Dr Goncalo Rosa of the University of Kent’s Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology has described...

Aug 15, 2014 by Sci-News.com

U.S. biologists led by Prof James Westwood of the Virginia Tech’s Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science have found that parasitic...

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...