In 2004 Reid Brewer of the University of Alaska Southeast measured an unusual beaked whale that turned up dead in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. A tissue sample from the carcass later showed that the whale was one of the newly identified species. Don Graves hide caption

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, shown wearing one of her trademark collars in 2010, now has an insect named in her honor. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The newly described L. larvaepartus (male, left, and female) from Indonesia's island of Sulawesi. Odd, sure, but at least they don't use their stomachs as breeding chambers, as some other frogs do. Jim McGuire/UC Berkeley hide caption

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These Froggies Went A Courtin' And Gave Birth To Live Tadpoles

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