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Scientists discover unique species of hermit crab in South Africa

Scientists discover unique species of hermit crab in South Africa

The newly discovered crustacean is called Paragiopagurus atkinsonae or the 'Green-eyed hermit crab'.

Scientists find new tree-climbing crab species

Scientists find new tree-climbing crab species

The new species named Haberma tingkok have been placed in a small genus, which contains merely three members.

Say hello to 'Harryplax severus' – elusive coral reef crab named after Harry Potter characters!

Say hello to 'Harryplax severus' – elusive coral reef crab named after Harry Potter characters!

The name is in honour of the one who discovered it – Harry Conley who died in 2002 and Harry Potter – the fictional boy wizard who was a creation of the franchise's author, JK Rowling.

New crab species discovered in Chinese pet market

New crab species discovered in Chinese pet market

An examination of the ornamental fish market in southern China has led to the discovery of a new species and even a new genus of freshwater crab, researchers have reported.

Goan man killed just for a crab

Goan man killed just for a crab

 A squabble over a freshly-trapped crab resulted in the death of a middle-aged man at Goa`s Dongri, around 10 km from here.

Now, a computer that can develop hypotheses

Scientists claim to be developing a computer which can read vast amounts of scientific literature, make connections between facts and develop hypotheses, almost in a similar way to humans.

Crab vision `mapped` for better robotic sight

In a key breakthrough which
could be used to improve sight for robots, scientists have for
the first time mapped crab vision.