New cave-dwelling plant discovered

A new, and rare, species of nettle has been found in the limestone caves in China.

New species of primate discovered

Scientists have identified a new species of slow loris in the jungles of Borneo, Indonesia.

Sneezing monkey, giant millipede make top new species list

This year's top ten new species include a blue tarantula, a sneezing monkey and a 'walking cactus'.

New hominin identified from DNA in pinky bone

Analysis of a tiny fossil has indicated that a third type of hominin may have lived alongside early humans and Neanderthals in central Asia 40,000 years ago.