An international team of marine scientists discovers 31 new invertebrate species in the deep waters of the Galapagos Islands. The discovery is a reminder of how much of the oceans are still left unexplored.
Scientists have discovered four new species and genera of xenophyophores. The species were discovered along the CCZ abyss, which is considered a "gold mine" of minerals, earth metals, and unusual sea creatures.
A biologist has discovered a new species of fungi by browsing through her Twitter feed. The new species was named after the social networking service. Click the link above to find out more about how social media helps scientists with their scientific discoveries and studies.
Most of us are familiar with "Lucy," the famous hominid skeleton discovered by Donald Johanson and colleagues back in 1974 along a dried out gully in Ethiopia. Lucy lived over 3 million years ago and was assigned the name Australopithecus afarensis; a species many believe led to the rise of Homo sapiens. But a new discovery may rewrite our origins, for it seems Lucy was not the only type of Australopithecine roaming the African plains so long ago.