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New Scorpion Species Discovered in Turkey

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November 12, 2013
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Researchers say they've found a secretive and mysterious new scorpion species in southwestern Turkey. The creatures are formally called Euscorpius lycius, but don't worry, researchers say they are pretty harmless. Lindsey Granger has all the creepy details!


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Mouse Is So Tough, It Uses Scorpion Venom as a Painkiller

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Buzz60 (Oct. 25, 2013) Scientists discovered a type of mouse has evolved to feel scorpion venom not as pain, but as a painkiller. Jen Markham explains.
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New Frog Species Found in New York City

New Frog Species Found in New York City

Buzz60 (Mar. 14, 2012) Jeremy Feinberg, a Rutgers University doctorate candidate, first discovered the unnamed species, a new type of leopard frog, in 2009. Scientists are now officially calling it a new species based off DNA tests. Patrick Jones has more on the frogs that like to hang by Yankee Stadium.
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New Owl Species Gives a Hoot for Science

New Owl Species Gives a Hoot for Science

Reuters (Feb. 15, 2013) Scientists and bird-lovers are celebrating the announcement of a new owl species on the island of Lombok, Indonesia. The Rinjani Scops-owl was discovered in 2003 but has only now been identified as a new species, thanks to its unique voice. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
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Florida Invasives

Florida Invasives

National Geographic (Mar. 15, 2012) Florida's warm weather and lush landscape offer an attractive habitat to a number of invasive species that are wreaking havoc on local ecosystems. Wild Chronicles investigates how these non-native species, including green iguanas, lionfish and a plant called hydrilla, first arrived. Conservationists suggest the ultimate culprits may be humans who release exotic species into an environment not prepared for their presence.
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