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A dozen new species of fish, mollusk and coral are discovered deep in the Atlantic Ocean during an $11 million project that lasted for nearly five years The ATLAS Project spent almost five years exploring...

New species of snake is discovered in a Kansas museum through DNA analysis after it was misidentified when it was preserved more than a decade ago Levitonius mirus, or the Waray dwarf burrowing snake,...

New plant species found in the rugged mountains of Hawaii produces long, curved white flowers that look like ‘uncooked French fries’ Botanists discovered a new plant species in Hawaii called  Cyanea...

‘New’ species of flower is discovered in a shard of amber in Myanmar 100 MILLION years after it blossomed Valviloculus pleristaminis is distantly related to Australia’s  blackheart...

Twenty new species are discovered on Bolivia’s isolated ‘sky islands’ including a miniature frog, a venomous pit viper and a striking purple cup orchid Combination of new and rediscovered...

Extinct human species evolved rapidly to survive climate change by adapting its jaw and teeth to eat tougher foods, 2 million-year-old fossil reveals The emergence of Paranthropus robustus happened around...

Aggressive species of shrimp smashes its way into rivals’ burrows using a club-like appendage that can strike at speeds of 50mph, study reveals University of Exeter researchers looked at how mantis...

Fossils reveal a new species of burrowing reptile with features of an anteater and chameleon that lived 220 MILLION years ago in what is now the Petrified Forest National Park Tiny fossils found in Arizona...

New mosasaur species discovered in Morocco lived more than 66 MILLION years ago and had a 3-foot long skull with a crocodile-like snout Gavialimimus almaghribensis swam in inland seas over 60 million...

Up to 2,500 new ‘alien’ species of plants and animals including the raccoon and the American lobster could arrive in Europe by 2050, study claims The number of invasive species is expected...

Connecticut resident is state’s fourth to contract rare tick-borne illness linked to brain infections, death Another Connecticut resident has contracted Powassan encephalitis, a rare tick-borne...

Thousands of endangered and exotic reptile species are being sold as pets online putting some at risk of extinction, study warns Researchers from China and Thailand analysed two decades of online pet...

New dinosaur species named ‘eternal sleeper’ was buried alive some 125 MILLION years ago in China when an ancient volcano erupted and trapped a pair in an underground burrow Farmers discovered...

A decade-long project to save one of the world’s most endangered birds has finally found success, with the birth of two chicks. But with an estimated one million species at risk across the world,...

Nearly a dozen fish species can WALK on land, study reveals The cave angel fish was spotted in 2016 walking on land in a Thailand cave Experts have now uncovered 11 species of fish with the same ability  The...

Scientists have calculated how many mammals might be lost this century, based on fossil evidence of past extinctions. Their predictions suggest at least 550 species will follow in the footsteps of the...