Fukomys livingstoni, I presume?

Two new species of African mole-rat have been discovered by researchers. The species, formally described as Fukomys hanangensis and Fukomys livingstoni, were found around...

Action required: Invasive fungus is killing European salamanders

A new fungal disease brought in from Asia is threatening European salamanders. Once the amphibians become infected, they die within a brief period of...

Bears breed across species borders

Scientists have sequenced the entire genomes of four bear species, making it now possible to analyze the evolutionary history of all bears at the...

Tracing the puzzling origins of clinging jellyfish

The first genetic study of the diversity of clinging jellyfish populations around the globe has discovered some surprising links among distant communities of jellies...

Traces of Zika Found in Asian tiger mosquito in Brazil

In a recent test of Asian tiger mosquitoes collected in Brazil, researchers found fragments of Zika virus RNA, raising concerns that it may be...

The problem expands for avocado growers: 9 beetle species carry deadly fungus

Many people love their avocados – not to mention guacamole dip. So it was bad enough when scientists said a beetle was ravaging avocado...

Mosquito egg hunt: Many Culex species prefer alternatives to standing water

The conventional wisdom about where many mosquitoes lay their eggs -- in standing water -- is not always wise. Research into a diverse group...

Two new species of orchids discovered in Okinawa

Two new species of parasitic plants have been discovered on the main island of Okinawa, Japan. They have been named Gastrodia nipponicoides and Gastrodia...

To save honey bees, human behavior must change

In the search for answers to the complex health problems and colony losses experienced by honey bees in recent years, it may be time...

Genes key to killer bee’s success

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of Africanized bees that have invaded large parts of the world to find out what makes them so extraordinarily...

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