Imagine a raccoon with a teddy bear face that is so cute it's hard to resist, let alone overlook. But somehow science did - until now. Researchers announced on Thursday a rare discovery of a new species of mammal called the olinguito. It belongs to a grouping of large creatures that include dogs, cats and bears.
AFP (Oct. 6, 2015) Researchers working in Indonesia have discovered a new species of mammal called the hog-nosed rat, named for its features that scientists say have never been seen before.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Sep. 3, 2015) A robotic drone designed to collect spewing whale snot could potentially usher in a new hands-off approach to marine mammal research. Ben Gruber has more.
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National Geographic (Jan. 24, 2012) They are the only mammal capable of flight, but are rarely seen by humans. Naturally nocturnal, bats live their lives primarily in darkness. Wild Chronicles sheds some light on the wild world of ... watch video
National Geographic (Jan. 23, 2012) National Geographic grantee Laura Ruykys treks over rocky cliffs in search of South Australia’s most endangered mammal, the black-footed rock-wallaby. ... watch video
AP (July 6, 2012) Marine mammal specialists from across the country have descended on an Alaska aquarium to help care for a baby beluga whale that became separated from its mother shortly after its ... watch video
Feb. 9, 2016 Scientists have recently discovered that for girls who are carriers of a particular gene variant (DRD4 VNTR with 7 repeats), the crucial element that influences a child's fat intake is not the gene ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Swedish researchers have produced the world's first model car with a roof and battery made from wood-based carbon fiber -- a lightweight and renewable alternative to metals ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Raising insects for research can be difficult because members of many species are picky eaters, but entomologists have found a solution for rearing moths and possibly other ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Bombus occidentalis used to be the most common bumble bee species in the Pacific Northwest, but in the mid 1990s it became one of the rarest. Now, according to a new article ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Diatoms are single-celled algae organisms, around 30 to 100 millionths of a meter in diameter, that are ubiquitous throughout the oceans. These creatures are encased within a ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 A team of scientists has discovered the purpose of a highly conserved genetic tool that is present in both mosses and flowering plants, organisms whose common ancestor dates ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Barley can rapidly improve people's health by reducing blood sugar levels and the risk for diabetes, a recent study shows. The secret lies in the special mixture of dietary fibers found in barley, ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 For more than 70 years, fossilized arthropods from Quercy, France, were almost completely neglected because they appeared to be poorly preserved. Experts have now been able ... read more
June 11, 2014 Several bear species that today only occur in America or in Asia have hybridized in their evolutionary history, researchers have discovered. The Beringia land bridge, which in former times connected ... read more
Feb. 27, 2014 When veterinarians found half-foot-long worms living in their feline patients, they had discovered something new: The worms, Dracunculus insignis, had never before been seen in cats. The worms can ... read more
Dec. 3, 2013 The Pseudomorphini Tribe of the Family Carabidae is a group of extraordinary beetles reported to live with ants in the soil and in the rainforest canopy. Mostly dull colored and relatively small, ... read more
Aug. 15, 2013 Observed in the wild, tucked away in museum collections, and even exhibited in zoos around the world -- there is one mysterious creature that has been a victim of mistaken identity for more than 100 ... read more