The first crowdfunded study in Japan: Micro X-ray observation of a fleshy brittle star

  • March 27, 2017
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    Not only have scientists from Japan performed the first non-destructive morphological observations on the Fleshy brittle star, Asteronyx loveni, using micro X-ray tomography, but they also published their research as the first study supported via crowdfunding in the Asian country. The team leader, Dr. Masanori Okanishi, Ibaraki University, managed to raise part of the funds […]

    New land snail species from Australia shows dissection not necessary to identify molluscs

  • April 26, 2016
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    Dissection might prove unnecessary when identifying new molluscs after scientists Corey Whisson, Western Australian Museum, and Dr Abraham Breure, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, the Netherlands, and Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium, described a previously unknown land snail based on its genitalia, yet without damaging the specimen in the slightest. The new species is published in […]