The permanent darkness of the ocean depths is home to a far greater range of animals, from luminous jellyfish to tubeworms that live off oil seeping from the seabed, than previously thought, scientists said on Sunday.
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Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are developing a new device that detects cancerous skin tumors, including melanomas that aren't visible to the naked eye.
The description of a new species of geckos from northern Vietnam was published in Zootaxa (No. 2329, 2010) by the scientists from the Zoological Museum Dresden, Cologne Zoo (Germany); Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, and Vietnam National Museum of Nature (Vietnam).
Communities blighted by water hyacinth may soon view the aquatic weed as an asset rather than a scourge, thanks to a technique devised in the Philippines to turn the plant into a textile.
More than 350 new species, including a flying frog and the world’s smallest deer, have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, a WWF report has revealed. But this treasure trove of biological diversity is now threatened by climate change, it warns.
A new species of treefrogs genus Theloderma was discovered by a group of American and Vietnamese herpetologists from the Hoang Lien Mountain of northwestern Vietnam. The name of this new species, Theloderma lateriticum Bain, Nguyen & Doan 2009, is originated from the Latin adjective lateriticum, referring to the brick-red color of the dorsum.