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
Nov. 27, 2015 Ticks can transmit various diseases to people and animals. Some well-known diseases spread by ticks include tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Lyme disease. Researchers are ... read more
Nov. 27, 2015 A microscopic marine alga is thriving in the North Atlantic to an extent that defies scientific predictions, suggesting swift environmental change as a result of increased ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 Cells communicate with other cells in our bodies by sending and receiving signals. Cancer can occur when these signals are 'dysregulated' and abnormal cells grow out of control, scientists have ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 Biologists used material from both humans and plants to examine chemical modifications to messenger RNA, or mRNA, finding that the modifications appear to play a significant role in the process by ... read more
Nov. 26, 2015 It could never be found until recently, in a fish tank a few floors below a university microbiology department: one single organism able to perform the complete process of ... read more
Nov. 26, 2015 Explaining the complex structure of tropical forests is one of the great challenges in ecology. An issue of special interest is the distribution of different sizes of trees, ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 The Persian dwarf snake is wrongly classified as one species, scientists say. New research shows it is composed of six different species, a finding which might be important ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 What doesn't kill you could cure you. A growing interest in the therapeutic value of animal venom has led data scientists to create the first catalog of known animal toxins ... 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
Dec. 16, 2010 Scientists have expected for some time that the Arctic Ocean will be ice-free in summer by the end of this century. Researchers now say the seasonal loss of this ice sheet, a continent-sized natural ... read more