Mutant crayfish got rid of males, and its clones are taking over the world

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science – Ars Technica reader comments 23 It’s possible to infer many species’ origins from things like fossils and DNA … Continue reading Mutant crayfish got rid of males, and its clones are taking over the world

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Ghost Cat Gone: Eastern Cougar Officially Declared Extinct

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Scientific American Content: Global Say goodbye to the “ghost cat.” This week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially declared … Continue reading Ghost Cat Gone: Eastern Cougar Officially Declared Extinct

The new science of animal cognition is forcing countries to overhaul their laws

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quartz Hath not the lobster claws, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer … Continue reading The new science of animal cognition is forcing countries to overhaul their laws

‘Alien’ Shark with Goblin-Like Jaws Hauled Up from the Deep Sea

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science The dried remains of a viper dogfish (Trigonognathus kabeyai), from Hawaii. Credit: Stephen M Kajiura Imagine this fearsome … Continue reading ‘Alien’ Shark with Goblin-Like Jaws Hauled Up from the Deep Sea

100-Million-Year-Old Amber Holds Tiny, Feathery Chick

A close-up view of the hatchling’s feet shows its digit pads and claws. Credit: Lida Xing Much of the body of a wee Cretaceous-era chick was preserved in incredible detail … Continue reading 100-Million-Year-Old Amber Holds Tiny, Feathery Chick

The Tuatara: Not a Lizard Nor a Dinosaur

Have you ever heard of the tuatara? It’s a reptile that decapitates birds with its saw-like jaws, lives to about 100 years old, and can remain active in near-freezing temperatures. … Continue reading The Tuatara: Not a Lizard Nor a Dinosaur

Incredible! Most Well-Preserved Armored Dinosaur Was a ‘Spiky Tank’

A spiky, tank-like dinosaur discovered in a Canadian mine is so well-preserved, it looks as if the fossilized creature were frozen in time for 110 million years. Miners discovered the … Continue reading Incredible! Most Well-Preserved Armored Dinosaur Was a ‘Spiky Tank’

‘Lost’ Monitor Lizard Rediscovered in Papua New Guinea

Varanus douarrha was first described for science in 1823, but the original specimen went down in an 1824 shipwreck. Credit: Valter Weijola A monitor lizard lost to science in an … Continue reading ‘Lost’ Monitor Lizard Rediscovered in Papua New Guinea

Newfound primate teeth take a big bite out of the evolutionary tree of life: The new species of primate from India is distantly related to the lemurs of Madagascar

The new species Ramadapis sahnii existed 11 to 14 million years ago and is a member of the ancient Sivaladapidae primate family. It consumed leaves and was about the size … Continue reading Newfound primate teeth take a big bite out of the evolutionary tree of life: The new species of primate from India is distantly related to the lemurs of Madagascar

Frogs Fit on a Fingertip: Tiny New Species Discovered in India

Vijayan’s night frog (Nyctibatrachus pulivijayani) is a miniature frog from the Agasthyamala hills in the Western Ghats, India. Credit: SD Biju Some of the smallest known frogs were recently discovered … Continue reading Frogs Fit on a Fingertip: Tiny New Species Discovered in India

Cat experiment suggests they remember in ways similar to humans and dogs

Credit: CC0 Public Domain (Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Japan has found that cats are able to remember events in a way observed in both humans … Continue reading Cat experiment suggests they remember in ways similar to humans and dogs