Kyra Howell

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New Redheaded Opossum Named After Magical Gnome

Weird & Wild<p>The rat-size marsupial prowls the tropical rain forests of northern Brazil at night.<p>A chance finding at a Brazilian museum has revealed a brand-new species of opossum.<p>Biologist Silvia Pavan first discovered an unnamed mammal specimen with rich mahogany fur in 2008 at the Museu Paraense …

Butterfly declines in the North America, UK

Fewer butterflies are flitting from flower to flower in the UK and North America, say two new studies. Pesticides, disappearing green areas and air …

Scientists Have Discovered the Real Reason Why Whales Jump

It’s hard to miss: A 30-ton mammal flings itself out of choppy waters, hanging in the air for a brief moment before its 45-foot frame crashes back …

Bees Yell "Whoop" When They're Surprised

When you bump into someone, you might say "Whoops, sorry!" Bees do the same. When a bee bumps into another bee, it really does make a "whoop" sound. …

Earth - Our ancestors were drinking alcohol before they were human

Between 2005 and 2007, the suburbs of Los Angeles, California, saw several avian casualties. The victims were 90-odd cedar waxwings and the cause of their death was drunk flying. The tipsy birds had accidentally rammed into windows, walls, and fencing – and died of trauma.<p>Before they met their …

How Tamil Nadu's snake trackers are saving Florida's wildlife from pythons - IBTimes India

The snake trackers belong to the Irula tribe in Tamil Nadu. They were invited by a python researcher to rid of Burmese pythons in Florida's …

Hedgerows are haven for birds, hares and badgers

<b>Welland Valley, Leicestershire</b> Wildlife sightings, even on a short walk across the fields, demonstrate the effect of these ‘green corridors’<p>The reed buntings sway on their vertical perches like trapeze artists waiting for the next trick. Bare hawthorn whips make a good vantage point from which to …

Wildlife

Footage captures deadly shark swimming harrowingly close to oblivious surfers at notorious attack spot

Drone footage captured a deadly shark swimming just inches from a surfer as he dangled his feet in the water.<p>The oblivious man was waiting for the …

Prince Charles backs plan to use Nutella as bait to sterilise grey squirrels

Prince Charles has backed a government plan to sterilise grey squirrels using traps filled with Nutella, in a bid to protect their smaller red …

How termite settlers arrived to help shape the Australian Outback

Like many great architects of the human world, the critters that have helped shape Australia's arid Outback are descended from immigrants. In a new …

Habitats

Locals Are Freaking Out Over The Weird-as-Hell Carcasses Washing Up in The Philippines

What's dredging them up?<p>Strange things are happening on the shores of the Philippines right now, with two massive carcasses washing up in separate …

Red squirrels: 5,000 volunteers sought to save species – and help kill invasive greys

Wildlife Trusts’ biggest-ever recruitment drive will see volunteers monitor populations, educate children – and bludgeon grey squirrels to death<p>An army of 5,000 volunteers is being sought to save the red squirrel from extinction by monitoring populations, educating children – and bludgeoning grey …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A jaguar killing an anteater, a green tree python and the winner of the underwater photographer of the year are among this week’s images from the natural world

Exclusive Picture: Female Anaconda Strangles Male After Sex

Weird & Wild<p>Photographer Luciano Candisani has captured the first-ever photographs of a green anaconda squeezing her mate to death in Brazil.<p>While tracking down a particularly large snake in the swamps of Brazil, photographer Luciano Candisani got more than he'd hoped for: the first known image of …

Anaconda

A man and his drone caused 1,500 elk to stampede half a mile in Wyoming

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife refuge officials say a man with a drone caused 1,500 elk to stampede half a mile.<p>The stampede happened Monday at the National Elk Refuge in western Wyoming. Elk and bison often congregate at the refuge to eat feed put out to help them survive the winter.<p>This winter has …

Wildlife

Humpback whale 25ft long spotted off UK coast sparks concerns for its safety

Concerns have been raised for the safety of a 25ft long humpback whale after it was spotted off the UK coast.<p>Hundreds of people flocked to Slapton …

The Owls of Winter: Ghosts of the Grasslands Appear at Twilight

Wildlife<p>At twilight in winter, short-eared owls appear over grasslands across the U.S. (Photograph: USFWS)<p>They emerge at twilight, the magical time when rarely seen creatures come out of the shadows.<p>In the balmy air of an unseasonably warm February dusk, twilight indeed has opened a portal to …

Rare humpback whale sighted off Devon coast

The public have been warned not to get too close to the giant mammal which may become distressed.<p>A humpback whale has been sighted off the coast of …

Tracks in the snow where carnivores passed in the night

<b>Achvaneran, Highlands</b> The tracks went straight down the garden, through the fence and over the burn with one leap. It knew where it was going<p>The previous night’s snowfall had been just right for tracking: about 4cm at dusk, then no more until after light. So I was out early and picked up the first …

Mysterious six-metre long hairy 'sea monster' washes up on beach - but what is it?

A "hairy" sea creature has washed up on the shore of an island in the Pacific Ocean - triggering debate over what it is.<p>Speculation has identified …

Here Are Some Quirky Hair Trends You Can Try Instead Of Going Blonde This Year

How many times have you got that life-changing haircut which was supposed to completely change the way you look, only to be disappointed after the …

5 Types of Leggings Every College Girl Needs

As every college girl knows, leggings are a wardrobe staple, but they're not one of those one-pair-fits-all basics. We narrowed the vast array of the …

Wear gaudy clothes? You’re a jealous person

Careful not to let your true colors show.<p>Jealous people are more likely to buy flashy, attention-grabbing clothes rather than opt for more …

The 10 Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Fall

"We'll take one of everything, please."<p>Seeing those girls who consistently wear their signature lip shade to the office always inspires us to want to wear more lipstick, especially when fall means playing with darker, richer hues. Ahead, find our new drugstore favorites for fall that happen to look …

21 Instababe-Approved Ways to Tackle Frigid Temps

Now that the initial shock of winter weather has started to wear off, it’s time to start thinking outside the sartorial box. While your beloved sweats and ugly-pretty all-weather boots might have gotten you through the first brutal snowfall of the season, you most certainly won’t be receiving any …

9 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Leonard Cohen, NxWorries, Weyes Blood, More

<i>With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums and soundtracks from Leonard Cohen, NxWorries, Weyes</i> …

Let’s Rock ’n’ Roll With These ’90s-Themed Cassette Cookies

Growing up in the ’90s, I have memories of playing cassette tapes as a kid, right before CDs rolled around. I wanted to create an edible, vibrant and playful version of a slice of my childhood — which is where these cookies come in! These delicious vanilla bean sugar cookies are a sweet nostalgic …

This slow motion glitter spray video is putting us in a ~trance~

In our opinion, glitter never get old. It might get messy and get everywhere, but it never gets <i>old.</i> This slow motion glitter spray video is proof …