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Lasiognathus dinema: female in the northern Gulf of Mexico

Meet the Top 10 Newly Found Species of the World

From incredible, alien plants to tortoises, monkeys and even a human ancestor, SUNY-ESF reveals the top 10 newly discovered species of 2015.

Adult male Masai giraffe in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

Genes Reveal Secrets of How Giraffes Got Their Long Necks

Scientists have identify the genes that are responsible for the giraffe's unique height and structure, revealing clues about its long neck.

Vellinga, E. 2015. Leptonia carnea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015

New Report Reveals One in Five Plant Species Faces Extinction

A new report by the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens reveal that one out of five plant species out of 391,000 known plants in the world are endangered.

Tapping Birds during bizzare mating

Tropical Bird Tap Dances During Bizarre Mating Ritual, Japanese Researchers Discover

All birds do like singing, but it seems some of them enjoy dancing too. A high speed video technology was used by Japanese researchers to capture 16 tropical finches engaging in a speedy 'tap dance' as part of their courtship ritual.


Scientists Discover the New Role of Proteins

New findings have significance in the new therapies to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Huntington's.

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterflies Could be Placed on Endangered Species List

Habitat loss threatens the butterflies as does the loss of milkweed.

Ebola Vaccine

Secret Of Ebola Resistance Lies In the Genes – Scientists

Scientists have unlocked the secret to Ebola resistance and survival in a groundbreaking research released Thursday in the journal Science.

Types of carbon nanotubes

Pores in Carbon Nanotubes Make Big Impact

The nanotube porins could eventually be used as a foundation for novel biosensors and DNA sequencing applications.

Chris Christie

New Jersey Officials Scramble To Finalize Protocols For Handling People From Ebola-Stricken Regions

New Jersey officials scrambled on Wednesday to finalize the protocols for handling aid workers, patients and travellers entering the U.S. from regions affected by the Ebola outbreak, a source familiar with the situation said.

Difference of RNA and DNA

Scientists Synthesize Enzyme that could Explain Origins of Life

Several scientists suspect the molecules of RNA with properties akin to enzymes were the first self-replicators.

World Bank: ‘5,000 More Workers Needed to Fight Ebola’

World Bank: ‘5,000 More Workers Needed to Fight Ebola’

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim urged more healthcare workers to volunteer in the fight against Ebola during his visit to Ethiopia on Tuesday.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Softens Ebola Quarantine Policy, Makes Christie Look 'Extreme'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is having a change of heart regarding New York's Ebola quarantine policy after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie imposed a mandatory quarantine in his own state.

Ebola Pioneer Warns China Of Ebola Threat

Although China has not confirmed its first Ebola case, Ebola pioneer Professor Peter Piot believes the country is at risk because of its large number of Chinese workers in Africa.

Ebola virus

CDC, White House Reject Mandatory Ebola Quarantines

The White House on Monday urged health workers and travelers from countries with Ebola outbreak to voluntarily isolate themselves instead of relying on state-wide quarantine policies.

Experimental Ebola Vaccines

Ebola Vaccine Trials In West Africa To Start In January

Experimental Ebola vaccines will be tested in Ebola-stricken West African countries as early as January next year, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Tuesday.

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