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Microbe Monday #1: Life in a Freezing Desert

Each week, new bacteria and other microbes are described in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Most days, papers are published online closed to midnight my time (EST). So, if I write about them the next day, they are … Continue reading

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Metallic Wasps

Few things make me happier than beautiful new species featured in open-access publications. Today we greet a new species of cuckoo wasp from central and southern Europe (Rosa et al. 2015), and because the paper’s content is under a Creative Commons license, I … Continue reading

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The New Guinean Horned Jumping Spiders

In general I won’t write about a new species unless I can find high-quality photographs of a live specimen or its close relatives. Today I’m relenting, because even though I could only find one available image, this is a group … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Fishing

Scientists who study deep-sea fish must be both patient and persistent. Most deep-sea fish have poorly-known habits and ranges, so for any expedition there is no guarantee of finding a particular species. Since deep-sea fishing is also time-consuming and expensive, … Continue reading

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