Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Scientists have identified 850 previously unknown species of insects, crustaceans, spiders, fish and worms living in subterranean water sources and caves in Australia, likely only one-fifth of the total undiscovered species located there.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
New fossils found in northwestern China and in remarkably good condition reveal feathered dinosaurs some 10 million years older than Archaeopteryx, further affirming the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and modern birds.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Researchers discovered a total of 163 new plant and animal species last year in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia, including a fanged frog that preys on birds, an exotic leopard gecko with large cat-like eyes, and a tiger-striped pit viper.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
A new species of chimaera, or Eastern Pacific black ghostshark (Hydrolagus melanophasma), an ancient and strange fish species distantly related to sharks, has been discovered off the coast of Southern California and Baja California, Mexico.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed permanently shadowed craters in the Moon's polar regions with temperatures less than −397°F, colder than any other location measured in the solar system, even on the surface of Pluto.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
A smaller dinosaur named Raptorex kriegsteini has been discovered in China that seems to be a miniaturized version of the giant Tyrannosaurus rex that appeared millions of years later, challenging assumptions about the larger predator's evolution.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Astronomers have identified that the comet 147P/Kushida-Muramatsu was gravitationally snared by Jupiter as a temporary satellite, completing two orbits between 1949 and 1961 before gaining its freedom once again.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
A chemical blend of fatty acids has been identified in animals that is released upon their death, a "smell of death" biological warning system possibly developed to alert others to avoid disease or other hazards.