New Tarantula Species Named After Johnny Cash

A new tarantula species has been named after Johnny Cash. It is one of fourteen newly discovered spiders in the southwestern United States. Read more on

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 2:52 pm

Ancient Arachnid Preserved in Amber With Erect Penis

An ancient arachnid was preserved in amber with an erect penis. The harvestman died 99 million years ago. Read more on

Posted by on 3 February 2016 | 5:35 pm

Scientists Discover Jurassic Insect Fossil Resembling Modern Butterflies

Scientists have discovered an ancient Jurassic insect fossil that resembles the modern owl butterfly. Read more on

Posted by on 3 February 2016 | 4:44 pm

Smith Cloud Expected to Crash Into Milky Way in 30 Million Years

The Smith Cloud is expected to crash into the Milky Way in about 30 million years. When it does it will ignite a spectacular burst of star formation. Read more on

Posted by on 3 February 2016 | 7:27 am

Two New Tree Frog Species Discovered in Taiwan

Scientists have discovered two new species of tree frogs in the broadleaf forests of Taiwan. Read more on

Posted by on 2 February 2016 | 8:02 pm

Researchers Build World's Smallest Lattice Structure

Researchers at the Karlsruher Institute for Technology have built the world's smallest lattice structure. The total size of the latest is about 10 um Read more on

Posted by on 2 February 2016 | 3:24 pm

Ancient Babylonians Tracked Jupiter Using Geometry

Researchers say they have discovered five tablets that reveal the Ancient Babylonians used geometry to track Jupiter. Read more on

Posted by on 1 February 2016 | 4:09 pm

Human Hunting Linked to Extinction of Giant Australian Bird

Scientists have linked the extinction of a giant Australian bird that went extinct about 50,000 years ago to hunting by ancient humans. Read more on

Posted by on 1 February 2016 | 2:03 pm

New Daddy Longlegs Species Named Cryptomaster Behemoth

A new species of daddy longlegs has been discovered in Oregon. It has been named Cryptomaster Behemoth Read more on

Posted by on 31 January 2016 | 4:19 pm

Lonely Planet is 1 Trillion Kilometers Away From Its Star

A lonely planet is 1 trillion kilometers away from its star. The planet, named 2MASS J2126, was originally thought to be a free floating planet. Read more on

Posted by on 29 January 2016 | 3:22 pm

Tiny New Toad Species Discovered on Herb Bush in India

A tiny new species of arboreal toad has been discovered on a herb bush in India. Read more on

Posted by on 28 January 2016 | 4:36 pm

Newly Discovered Australian Leech Named After Author Amy Tan

A tiny Australian leech has been named in honor of bestselling author Amy Tan. The scientific name of the leech is Chtonobdella tanae. Read more on

Posted by on 22 January 2016 | 2:11 pm

Elusive Bush Dog Photographed in Panama

The elusive bush dog has bene photographed in Panama using camera traps. The seldom seen stubby creatures inhabit tropical forests and hunt in packs of ten. Read more on

Posted by on 21 January 2016 | 8:20 pm

Caltech Researchers Discover Evidence of a Ninth Planet

Caltech researchers say our solar system may have a ninth planet. It has been nicknamed Planet Nine. Read more on

Posted by on 20 January 2016 | 10:53 am

Korean Researchers Develop Fireproof Firefighter Drone That Climbs Walls

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a fireproof firefighter drone that flies an climbs walls. Read more on

Posted by on 19 January 2016 | 4:18 pm