Introducing

  1. eyeless, compact yeti crab Kiwa tyleri
    Animals

    Newly discovered yeti crab swarms around Antarctic hydrothermal vents

    A newly discovered species of yeti crab thrives in tough conditions on Antarctic hydrothermal vents.

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  2. Saharan silver ant stands atop a desiccated plant
    Animals

    Silver ant hairs reflect sunlight, keeping Sahara dweller cool

    The shiny hairs of the Saharan silver ant simultaneously reflect sunlight and permit the release of body heat, keeping the insects just cool enough to scavenge in the extreme summer sun.

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  3. Brachycephalus verrucosus frog
    Animals

    Newly discovered tiny frogs live on islands in the sky

    Scientists find seven new species of frogs in southern Brazil, and more could be waiting, they say.

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  4. new volcanic islands
    Earth

    Eruptions create new islands in the Red Sea

    Satellite maps reveal the formation of two new volcanic islands in the Red Sea.

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  5. Illustration of exoplanet 55 Cancri e
    Astronomy

    Erupting volcanoes may cause exoplanet’s temperature extremes

    Temperatures fluctuate wildly on a nearby exoplanet, and volcanoes might be the culprit.

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  6. hummingbird
    Animals

    Hummingbird may get promoted

    Not just a subspecies: A flashy, squeaky hummingbird should become its own species, ornithologists argue.

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  7. glass of water on an empty plate
    Life

    Insulin-suppressing hormone discovered

    A newly discovered hormone suppresses insulin production and secretion in fruit flies and maybe in humans.

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  8. A meteorite sample
    Earth

    Earth’s most abundant mineral finally has a name

    Bridgmanite, the planet’s most common mineral, christened after traces found in 1879 meteorite.

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  9. Male white-spotted bush frog
    Animals

    Fully formed froglets emerge from dry bamboo nurseries

    In remote India, a rare frog mates and lays eggs inside bamboo stalks. The eggs hatch into froglets, forgoing the tadpole stage.

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  10. Atlantic Coast leopard frog
    Animals

    New frog species discovered in New York City

    A new frog species lives up and down the East Coast. It was discovered when ecologists realized its ‘ribbit’ was distinct from the calls of a lookalike species.

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  11. two cells touching each other
    Tech

    New microscope gives clear view inside cells

    By splitting beams of light, a new microscopy technique can capture activity inside a cell.

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  12. LHCb detector
    Particle Physics

    New particle could help physicists understand subatomic glue

    A newfound particle will allow scientists to probe the universe’s strongest force.

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