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Today’s Solutions: July 19, 2024

Freshwater eel.

Researchers discover more than 200 freshwater fish species 

There always seems to be a lot more talk surrounding species that we have lost to human habitat encroachment, over-hunting, and the ripple effects of pollution. Though, an encouraging discovery in 2022, reminded us that our world is still so full of wonder, where scientists - from the conservation Read More...

Landscape with glacier in Svalbard at summer time. Sunny weather.

Scientists discover surprising creatures 1,600 feet beneath Antarctica

Scientists seeking to study how the river in the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica has been impacted by climate change were surprised to find a lot more than they bargained for. While on the mission, the team (made out of professors and experts from a range of universities and organizations) found Read More...

New fabulous fly species named

New fabulous fly species named after "Drag Race" host RuPaul

Australian scientist Bryan Lessard, otherwise known as “Bry the Fly Guy,” has discovered a new flashy rainbow fly species and named it after RuPaul, the famous “Drag Race” host, with the hope that it would serve as a positive signal for young LGBTQ individuals who are drawn to Read More...

New species discovery: Meet Ne

New species discovery: Meet New Guinea’s “chocolate frog”

Here at The Optimist Daily, we are always happy to come across news of new species discoveries, especially those that bring to light the fascinating beauty of Mother Nature. With that said, today, we’d like to introduce to you a recently discovered animal that’s both cute and has an oddly Read More...

Scientists identified 503 new

Scientists identified 503 new animal species in 2020

While 2020 was most definitely a year of uncertainty, scientists at London’s Natural History Museum were certainly pleased to wrap up the year by announcing that, over the last 12 months, they’ve identified a total of 503 new species belonging to almost all kingdoms of life. As a result of Read More...

New flower species discovered

New flower species discovered in 100-million-year-old amber fossil

You might know amber for its aesthetic appeal, but for paleontologists, the gemstone is a thrilling way to find answers to big questions about the evolution, extinction, and conservation of ancient ecosystems. One of the latest amber discoveries to offer such extraordinary insights comes from Read More...

Scientists find 20 new species

Scientists find 20 new species in the dense forests of the Bolivian Andes

Our planet’s catalog of wildlife has just gotten more interesting thanks to an expedition into the cloud forests of the Bolivian Andes. Scientists exploring the Zongo Valley, located near the Bolivian capital of La Paz, have unveiled 20 new species and rediscovered several ones that had not been Read More...