Dogs are testing positive for new tick-borne bacteria

A new, yet-unnamed species of Rickettsia has turned up in dogs. Researchers now want to know if can affect people, too.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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How we discovered three new species of penguin in the Southern Ocean

The discovery that gentoo penguins are actually four distinct species has important implications for their conservation.

Jane Younger, Research Fellow, Department of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Bath • conversation
Nov. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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New wasp may be a parasite of a parasite

Researchers have discovered a new species of wasp with a role in an insect horror story playing out on the stems and leaves of oak trees.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Oct. 28, 2020 ~10 min

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New crab species is a purple tree-climber

A newly described species of crab, Leptarma biju, is a noctural tree-climber. Perhaps that's why explorers hadn't noticed it before.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~4 min

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New deep-sea isopod is shockingly large

The discovery of a new species of giant isopod "is an indication of just how little we know about the oceans."

National University of Singapore • futurity
Aug. 13, 2020 ~4 min

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Never-before-seen bacterium found at Arnold Arboretum

A new species of bacteria, one that makes its home on the relatively hot and dry surface of a solar panel, was discovered recently at the Arnold Arboretum, offering a lesson that nature’s reach extends even to the artificial.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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We discovered a new species, but war means it may now remain hidden forever

The extraordinary story of a stingray, its discovery and its uncertain fate in the Yemen war.

Alec Moore, Post-Doctoral Fisheries Scientist, Bangor University • conversation
July 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Museum fossils reveal new dolphin-ish reptile

Scientists have identified a new species of tuna-shaped reptiles called ichthyosaurs, one called Hauffiopteryx altera.

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~3 min

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Team finds all-new species—on Twitter

Researchers first discovered the aptly named Troglomyces twitteri fungus by spotting it in an image of a millipede on Twitter.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

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