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November 8, 2014

 

side view of Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog.

One-Of-A-Kind Singer Discovered in NYC: A New Frog Species

Genetic analysis has confirmed that a frog living in New York City wetlands is a new species.

July 12, 2012

 

a great white shark

Great White Sharks

Great white sharks have a reputation for being the fiercest in the sea. But are they now the ones in danger?

May 22, 2012

 

Zebra Mussels on the pilon of a bridge

Bioinvasion: The Ultimate Threat To Our Ecosystem

Exactly how much are we damaging the environment when we put up new buildings and expand our cities?

November 22, 2011

 

Dino

How Do Scientists Figure Out If A Dinosaur Is A New Species?

Scientists are using bone histology to sort things out. They've already concluded that Stygimoloch, was a juvenile Pachycephalosaurus, not a new species.

June 14, 2011

 

African Elephant playing in the water

New Elephant Species Discovered

Scientists suspected that two populations, African savannah and African forest elephants, were separate species because of their size differences.

June 6, 2011

 

Slideshow: Can You Guess This Animal’s Scientific Name?

Animals can have some pretty funny and interesting scientific names. See how many you can name!

December 27, 2010

 

A man shuffling playing cards before a poker game

Genetic Poker: Why Inbreeding Is A Danger

Humans must learn about the dangers of inbreeding before it's too late.

October 25, 2010

 

Spiders, Worms and ‘Dracula’ Fish!

OH MY! The top 10 new species list for 2009 is filled with spooky and bizarre creatures!

August 20, 2010

 

M&Ms

M&Ms Can Help Explain Genetic Drift

What is "genetic drift?" How does it affect an animal's genes and their genetic variation?

December 28, 2009

 

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Evolution In Action

Why did rainforests evolve so much more diversity than other parts of the globe?

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