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Endangered mountain gorillas making a comeback

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1967, American primatologist Dian Fossey arrived by herself at Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park.<p>She set up camp between two of the park's volcanoes, planning to study the area's critically endangered mountain gorillas. But what she found was a species on the brink. A census conducted …

Gorillas, Endangered Gentle Giants With A Heart Of Gold

While gorillas are often characterized in film as wild and mean-tempered jungle beasts, there’s too much evidence in the real world that suggests the …

Curse Tablets Discovered in 2,400-Year-Old Grave

Five lead tablets that cursed tavern keepers some 2,400 years ago have been discovered in a young woman's grave in Athens, Greece.<p>Four of the tablets …

Ecstasy Could Be Sold as an FDA-Approved Drug Within 5 Years

The illegal party pill is going straight.<p>After veteran Tony Macie came back from Iraq in 2007, he was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder …

First New Butterfly Species Found in Alaska in 28 Years: Is it an Ancient Hybrid?

Calling it a potential Alaskan climate bellwether, scientists have published a new paper identifying the first new butterfly species in Alaska in 28 …

Indonesia: Discovery of 15 Sumatran rhinos raises hope for critically endangered species

Indonesia's government will convert a former gold mining site located in the east of the country into a sanctuary for Sumatran rhinos, after 15 …

Most Dinosaur Species Are Still Undiscovered

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>Just about every two weeks, we meet a new dinosaur species. Some come fresh from the desert. Others have been hiding in museum collections for decades, or were misidentified as different species. However they’re found, though, dinosaurs are stomping out onto the public …

Thrilling find in Borneo -- a rhino species long thought gone

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time in 40 years, a species of rhino has been seen in Kalimantan, the Indonesia part of Borneo.<p>The Sumatran rhino, a female, was caught in a pit trap on March 12. The World Wildlife Fund made the announcement of this discovery on Tuesday.<p>Sumatran rhinos are one of only two …

Snake photographed in Ethiopia may be new species of venomous viper

• <i>Graduate student Evan Buechley, and his colleagues, spotted the new species first in 2013 inside Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains National Park.</i>• <i><br>Based on</i> …

National Parks

Why do capybaras get along so well with literally every other species?

These delightful creatures are called capybaras.<p>Heralded as the world's largest rodents, the South American rainforest natives can actually weigh as much as a full grown man.<p>But despite the fact that they apparently like to eat their own dung, other animals still seem to flock to them like bees to …

South America

Earth - Europe was once home to a wild ape unlike all others

About seven million years ago, human evolution was just getting started in east Africa. But thousands of kilometres to the north, another ape empire was in its death throes.<p>Europe had been home to several species of ape since about 17 million years ago. Some researchers even think important events …

Strange but true: Unicorns walked the earth more recently than believed

Attention unicorn lovers: The fantastical creature isn't a myth.<p>Well, you might know that already, as scientists have long been familiar with the Siberian Unicorn, classified as <i>Elasmotherium sibiricum.</i> But a new discovery shows the species died out "only" 29,000 years ago, not 350,000 as had been …

Hemp, Cannabis and Marijuana: What’s the Difference?

Cannabis, hemp or marijuana is our oldest crop, sown for over 12,000 years (1), and may have been domesticated over 30,000 years ago. It produces …

Cute and Cuddly Herbivores Can Be Bloodthirsty Savages - D-brief

By Nathaniel Scharping | March 30, 2016 3:30 pm<p>Awwww, how cute, the animals are friends. Wait… <i>(Credit: John Hoogland)</i><p>Prairie dog lovers got a shock …

The incredible secret lives of sea lilies and feather stars

<b>Once thought to be extinct, these lesser-known cousins of sea stars and sea urchins are some of the prettiest creatures in the ocean.</b><p>Prepare to be …

Seafloor

Area Puppy Born With Chameleon DNA

Geneticists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY are studying an adorable puppy that can blend effortlessly into its surroundings, …

The Recovery of the World’s Most Endangered Sea Turtle Has Stalled

Decades of efforts to restore the Gulf of Mexico’s populations of critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles have stalled, and the species may …

Video Shows Evolution of Largest Dinosaurs

Freakishly long necks led to the evolution of the world’s largest dinosaurs, suggests a new video.

South African Rhinos May Get an Unusual Safe Haven: Australia

A team of conservationists has a wild idea to save South Africa’s rhinos from poachers: Move some of them to an entirely different continent.<p>The …

South Africa

How the brain processes emotions

Some mental illnesses may stem, in part, from the brain’s inability to correctly assign emotional associations to events. For example, people who are …

A new approach to sequence and assemble primate genomes: Technical advances in reading long DNA sequences have ramifications in understanding primate evolution and human disease

Technical advances in reading long DNA sequences have ramifications in understanding primate evolution and human disease<p>An improved version of the …

New leash on life: K-9 gets second chance tracking jaguar

Mayke was born in Germany, expensively schooled and tediously trained to head off smugglers at the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>But on the way to Texas, the chocolate-colored border detection dog lost her nerve.<p>"The problem was, she was afraid of big trucks. She would just freeze right up," said Chris …

Seeing cell to cell differences for first time explains symptoms of rare genetic disorders

PHILADELPHIA — Every cell in the body has two genomes, one from the mother and one from the father. Until now, researchers have lacked the tools to …

Saving Wild Areas May Have Unexpected Results

Embed<p>Direct link<p>Pop-out player<p>Wild horses, oxen and reindeer are returning to Siberia for the first time in 10,000 years.<p>Their new home is …

Yellowstone National Park

Will gray wolves adopt strange pups or give them the cold shoulder? - Seriously, Science?

By Seriously Science | April 4, 2016 6:00 am<p><i>Image: Flickr/Hilary Cooley</i><p><i>Animal babies are pretty cute, and there are many stories of animals rearing</i> …

Wolves

Coral reefs highlight the key role of existing biodiversity for climate change adaptation

New research on coral reefs led by the University of Southampton suggests that existing biodiversity will be essential for the successful adaptation …

Something Unexpected Could Be Determining If Your Children Are Male Or Female

Did you know that ancient viruses hide within our own genome? It’s been common knowledge among biologists that about 8 percent of our DNA is actually …

Will eating invasive species help us deport them?

Asian carp. Periwinkle. Burmese python. If we can't beat them, can we eat them?<p>The New York-based Explorers Club put invasive species on the menu …

Dirt Bombs

Makes 12 Servings<p>Like a cinnamon-sugar doughnut in muffin form. You’ve been warned.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>muffins<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 …

Breakfast

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