Introducing

  1. Southern tidewater goby
    Life

    California’s goby is actually two different fish

    One fish, two fish: California’s tidewater goby is two species.

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  2. GLuMI nerve cell
    Neuroscience

    GluMI cells are anything but

    GluMI cells are no downers in the retina.

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  3. Gualicho
    Paleontology

    T. rex look-alike unearthed in Patagonia

    A new dinosaur species discovered in Patagonia has the runty forearms of a Tyrannosaurus rex, but is not closely related to the gigantic predator.

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  4. Pheidole drogon
    Animals

    Newly discovered big-headed ants use spines for support

    Two newly discovered ant species provide new insights into spiny evolution.

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  5. Machairoceratops cronusi and Spiclypeus shipporum
    Animals

    Two newly identified dinosaurs donned weird horns

    Two newly discovered relatives of Triceratops had unusual head adornments — even for horned dinosaurs.

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  6. bloody tomato
    Plants

    Scary tomato appears to bleed

    A new species of Australian bush tomato bleeds when injured and turns bony in old age.

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  7. Trigonopterus chewbacca
    Animals

    New species of hairy weevil named after Chewbacca

    A new weevil species,Trigonopterus chewbacca, joins the ranks of insects with a Star Wars moniker.

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  8. beetle preserved in amber
    Paleontology

    Beetle saved in amber had helicopter wings

    For the first time, scientists report the fossilized remains of two tiny Jacobson’s Beetles, preserved in amber for at least 37 million years.

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  9. PET bottles
    Microbes

    This microbe makes a meal of plastic

    A newly identified bacterium can break down plastic waste.

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  10. Ancient Arthropod
    Animals

    Ancient arthropod kept its brood close

    A newly discovered ancient arthropod may offer clues on the evolution of parenting styles.

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  11. 3-D reconstruction of ancient arachnid
    Animals

    Ancient arachnid was almost a spider

    A newly discovered ancient arachnid might offer clues on spider origins.

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  12. slice of a meteorite
    Earth

    One of Earth’s missing minerals found locked inside meteorite

    Scientists have discovered the last undiscovered dense mineral of the pyroxene group in a meteorite.

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