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Scientists discover 5 new species of sea slugs from the Tropical Eastern Pacific

... National Park, Panama. The new species status and naming of this animal awaits the discovery of additional specimens....

UTSA researchers examine effects of global warming on Antarctic

... the US Board of Geographical Names honored him by naming Ackley Point, a geographic feature in Antarctica, after him. "In the Antarctic, we are seeing some regional increases in the sea ice along with regional decreases," said Ackley. "If you look at the totality of it, it appears as if it hasn't chan...

UF scientists discover new genus of frogmouth bird in Solomon Islands

...ntly in any existing genus, and so the data demand naming a new one." Storrs Olson, a senior zoologist with the Smithsonian Institution, said that frogmouths are an enigmatic group of birds to begin with. "That this should prove to be such a distinctive new genus, which it unquestionably is, has profo...

LSU professor discovers new species

...rtant because taxonomy ?the science of describing, naming and classifying organisms ?has implications for basic and applied fields of science. "We can't conserve what we don't know we have. It is imperative that we know what species exist in order to preserve them for future generations," said Austin. H...

Master planners in brain may coordinate other areas' roles in cognitive tasks

...t studies were language-related (reading a word or naming verbs associated with a given noun, such as "bark" for "dog"), some were not. Subjects in one study had to tap their fingers in time to a rhythm. Another group had to judge the orientation of lines. A third group was asked to match short graphic squi...

Missing fossil link 'Dallasaurus' found

...very will live on. His contribution was honored by naming the species, "turneri," after his last name. "Not all major discoveries are made by highly trained paleontologists," notes Dallas Natural History Museum Curator Fiorillo. "The observant individual, even kids, can still make an important find," he say...

Scientists find that protein controls aging by controlling insulin

...ues originally discovered the Klotho gene in 1997, naming it after one of the mythical Greek fates who controlled the length of human life. Their previous studies have shown that mutant mice lacking the Klotho gene appear normal until about 3 to 4 weeks old, and then begin showing signs of age, such as skin...

Lipids get new comprehensive classification system

... the use of core structures to simplify systematic naming of some of the more complex lipids, provision of systematic names for recently discovered lipid classes, and clarification of abbreviations and shorthand names for lipids." LIPID MAPS has also devised a common scheme for representing the chemical st...

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