The creature has been named in recognition of the president's attitude toward climate change.
Of the 8.7 million species of animals, plants and fungi thought to live on Earth, we have only named 1.2 million: 86% of
Our planet is still a giant mystery.
It's part of a group of butterflies that typically have special traits to help them survive the extreme cold.
The 8-legged creature has been nicknamed "Casper the Friendly Ghost."
As I was reading about the evidence for the yet-unseen ninth planet, I thought to myself, "Wait a minute. Aren't there already nine planets?" I started listing them off, like you do when you're trying to remember the seven dwarves.
One species has been described as "feathery, fluffy, winged Chickens from Hell."
It breaks the record for smallest on Earth just weeks after the most recent record was set.
Talk about biodiversity -- you couldn't make these creatures up!
Truth be told, while much of what my fellow botanists and I do is pretty cool (and often challenging), there isn't much that would find its way into a blockbuster hero film. That is, until now.
Some crayfish are just cray. And then there's this one, which is the whole box of crayons. "Clearly, the continued collection
And seriously, in case you still can't see the resemblance, just look at the eyes. There are more than 100 species of glass
LOS ANGELES -- A recent study has revealed 30 previously unknown species of flies, living right here in the bustling city of Los Angeles. This is remarkable because we usually don't think of urbanized areas as being particularly biologically diverse. But our lack of information on urban environments has allowed for an interesting research opportunity. A few years ago, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County initiated a project called BioSCAN to search for biodiversity in heavily urbanized areas.
Genetic testing of the creature – which weighs up to an ounce (28 grams) and measures 7.5 inches (19 cm) in length, including