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Scientists found a new wasp species that turns spiders into zombies

Among the piranhas, anacondas and jaguars of the Ecuadorian Amazon, a newly discovered species of wasp is the dirtiest in the jungle. The wasps "kidnap" the brains of spiders, who are known to live in community nets, forcing them to leave their colonies and protect the wasp larva for them. Then the zombie spiders "patiently" wait for consumption, according to …

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Skeletons of new vegetarian dinosaur species discovered in South America

In Brazil, bones from a newly discovered vegetarian dinosaur species were unearthed. Three "amazingly well-preserved" skeletons were uncovered and received one of the first of the long-necked dinosaurs that lived longer, in a new light 225 million years ago. The new species that lived before giant dinosaurs had emerged would have reached about the 16th weight and was about 12 …

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New 40-foot long dinosaur species discovered in Argentina

Paleontologists have discovered the remains of a new dinosaur species in central Argentine Neuquén, a region that was once a dry desert. The bones created about 110 million years ago are actually part of it AFP reports three separate animals – an adult about 39 feet long and two pediatric dinosaurs, of which less than half came in. The team …

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New species of sauropod dinosaurs discovered in Argentina

A team of Spanish and Argentine paleontologists has discovered the remains of a dinosaur that lived in the center of the country 110 million years ago, the National University of La Matanza reported Friday. The remains were from three different dinosaurs from the herbivore group of the sauropods, the most well-known being the Diplodocus and the Brontosaurus. This new species …

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Seed banking is not an option for over a third of endangered species – ScienceDaily

In an article published today Nature Plants researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, present for the first time the extent of endangered species that can not be preserved in seed banks. The work shows that 36 percent of the "critically endangered" species produce endangered seeds when looking at endangered species. This means that they can not tolerate the drying …

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"Why not sequence everything?" A plan to decipher all complex species of the earth

Duckbill Platypus is one of the few complex organisms whose genomes have already been sequenced. Photo credits: Dave Watts / Nature Picture Library An ambitious effort to sequence the genome of every complex organism in the world was officially launched on November 1 in London. "Variation is the source of all genetic knowledge," says Jenny Graves, project member and evolutionary …

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Scientists have just named 17 new species of marine snails, and they're all fabulous

Nudibranchs, commonly known as marine snails, are some of the most exciting animals that adorn the world's oceans. Now the scientists welcome 17 newly named species in the Carnival line. Recently published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, research documents the identity of marine gastropods – all species of the genus Hypselodoris – which were collected during the …

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Substance in the species of moss found to have similarities with THC, perhaps more "medically effective" than cannabis

Liver mosses are a group of about 9000 species of spore-producing plants. They are distributed around the world but are much more common in tropical areas. ( University of Bern ) It is discovered that one type of moss is potentially "medically more effective" than cannabis, with less psychoactive high. It is marketed online as a "legal high". & Legal …

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Fascinating German fossil could be a completely new species of Archeopteryx

The winged Archeopteryx is one of the most famous dinosaurs known to science, yet the arguments are about its place in the evolutionary pedigree. The reported discovery of a completely new species of Archeopteryx with distinctly bird-like characteristics suggests that their relationship to modern birds is more meaningful than we could imagine. Critics, however, say it is premature to assign …

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Newly discovered Central African crocodile species have a soft skin

Scientists have discovered a new crocodile species, which has a soft skin and is unfortunately very endangered. Called the Central African slender-snouted crocodile, this new species was not exactly unknown, only misidentified. So far, experts had believed that it belongs to his West African counterpart. The new species was originally considered part of the West African crocodiles but Mecistops cataphractus …

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