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Los Angeles's 30 Newest Species

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

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.

This New Tiny Creature Has... Elephant Genes?

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2014 | Science

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A new mammal discovered in the remote desert of western Africa resembles a long-nosed mouse in appearance...

Family Makes Amazing Discovery | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green

When a booger bigger than your average middle schooler washed up on a beach in Tasmania in January, the family who walked by it while collecting shell...

3 Awesome Things We Learned About Plants in 2013

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

A brand new cell part that flavors wine, a flower that depends on "footlong" moth tongues and a list of about 1,000 new species are the stories that topped my list of the most impressive things we learned about plants last year.

LOOK: Hundreds Of New Species Found In The Amazon

Posted 10.23.2013 | Green

At least 441 new species of plants and animals have been discovered in a remote part of the Amazon rain forest, according to the World Wildlife Fund. ...

Researchers Discover 60 New Species In Suriname

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green

Sixteen scientists returning from an expedition to Suriname’s lush rainforests believe they have discovered 60 new species. Among the discoveries we...

Bishop Museum Entomologist Names New Fly Species After Popeye

Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

Neal Evenhuis, a senior entomologist for Honolulu's Bishop Museum, recently discovered a new "hotspot of speciation in flies" in the remote islands of...

New predator alert! Oh wait, it's adorable

OnEarth | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green

By Melissa Mahony, OnEarthThere's a new predator in town--but fortunately, it's an adorable one. Actually, this animal has been around for 3 to 4 mill...

LOOK: Newfound Creature's Bizarre Backbone Baffles Scientists

natureheader | Richard Johnston | Posted 07.24.2013 | Science

One of the most bizarre mammals in the world now has a sister species. The newly discovered Thor's hero shrew shares the unusually sturdy, interlockin...

Even in Death, Scientists Make New Discoveries

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 09.16.2013 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

Science is a cumulative endeavor. Everything we do is built upon and inspired by the men and women who came before us. Sometimes they leave threads of things we can only hope to sew into something more whole. Today I am doing some sewing.

New 'Bone-Headed' Dino Discovered

Posted 05.08.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/07/2013 11:06 AM EDT on LiveScience A newly discovered dome-headed, dog-size dinosau...

Islanders' Weapons Put Spotlight On Vanished Species

Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/03/2013 05:03 PM EDT on LiveScience A collection of vicious weapons made of shark t...

PHOTOS: New Fish Species Discovered Off New Zealand Coast

Posted 02.09.2013 | Green

Scientists have discovered a new species of fish in waters just six miles off the coast of New Zealand. National Geographic reports that in a join...

Top New Plant Species of Last Year (and the Hottest Job of the Future)

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

You might think that we could have found all of the plants by now. They don't evade capture or bite you when you catch them. Unlike microbes, they aren't invisible without a lens. Yet, more than 150 new plant species were published in academic journals in 2012.

PHOTO: The Newly Discovered Primate With A Face Mask And Toxic Bite

Posted 12.14.2012 | Green

By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor: A new small primate with a toxic bite and distinctive facial fur markings has been discover...

YIKES: Ginormous Daddy Longlegs Discovered

Posted 10.17.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 10/16/2012 02:25 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet An enormous, new, leggy arachnid with a leg span is just over ...

WATCH: Millions Of Mysterious Creatures Wash Ashore On Hawaii Beaches In Rare Event

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 07.18.2012 | Science

Researchers are perplexed by them and long-time residents of Hawaii have never seen anything like it before. According to Hawaii News Now, several ...

New Species Discovered 4,625 Feet Deep In Underwater Mountains Is A Serious Homebody

Posted 06.18.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: A new species of crustacean has been discovered in the underwater mountains off the northwest coast of Spain, scientists...

PHOTOS: Sneezing Monkey And Other Strange New Species

Posted 05.23.2012 | Green

By Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer: The realm of living things known to science gained some fascinating new members in the past year. These ...

Auburn Discovers New Hunter Spider In Its Backyard (VIDEO)

Posted 05.11.2012 | College

Researchers with Auburn University have discovered a new species of trapdoor spiders in a well-developed housing subdivision in the heart of Aubur...

Tiny Horned Dinosaur Was Ancestor Of Triceratops, Scientists Say

Posted 03.16.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/16/2012 07:32 AM EDT on LiveScience The oldest and smallest horned dinosaur in North ...

You Won't Believe This Newly Discovered Bat Species

Posted 03.02.2012 | Green

No, there is nothing wrong with this bat's nose. According to National Geographic, this is Hipposideros griffini, or a Griffin's leaf-nosed bat, a ...

Weird Iridescent Lizard Discovered In Cambodia

Posted 02.27.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 02/24/2012 02:22 PM EST on OurAmazingPlanet A new lizard species has been uncovered in Cambodia, a remarka...

Colorful New Lizard Species Discovered

Posted 02.23.2012 | Green

By Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: Researchers have discovered a new species of lizard in a strange place. The brightly colored, wat...

PHOTOS: Peruvian National Park Holds 365 Previously Undocumented Species

Posted 02.04.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: Hundreds of species never before seen in a Peruvian national park have been found during an inventory of the Amazonian f...