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City Nature Challenge records over 1,690,000 wildlife observations in a single weekend

In its seventh year, the annual City Nature Challenge—one of the world’s largest community science events—has surpassed 1,690,000 wildlife observations for another record-breaking year! Over the four-day event held last weekend, more than 67,000 people across six continents participated however they could—from attending local wildlife surveys to finding the species in their own homes—to document […]

Posted inLife

New original planetarium show, Living Worlds, opens November 5 at the California Academy of Sciences

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Premiering November 5, 2021, the California Academy of Sciences’ newest original, all-digital planetarium show, Living Worlds, takes viewers on a revealing exploration of the ways life has transformed Earth’s surface and atmosphere over billions of years, and invites audiences to journey through the cosmos in search of life in our Solar […]

Posted inSci/Tech

85 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, December 18, 2017 – In 2017, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 85 new plant and animal species to the family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth’s complex web of life and strengthening our ability to make informed conservation decisions. The new species include 16 flowering plants, one elephant-shrew, 10 sharks, […]

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Three new “club-tailed” scorpions join the tree of life

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2017 – A team of researchers — including Dr. Lauren Esposito, Curator of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences and colleagues the American Museum of Natural History and Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) — have painstakingly revised a large group of Neotropical “club-tailed” scorpions. After sifting through DNA and comparing the […]