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Brazil dolphin is first new river species since 1918

<b>Scientists in Brazil have discovered the first new river dolphin species since the end of World War One.</b><p>Named after the Araguaia river where it was found, the species is only the fifth known of its kind in the world.<p>Writing in the journal Plos One, the researchers say it separated from other South …

Zoology

Firehawk Raptors Are Predatory Birds That Start Forest Fires on Purpose

According to Greek legend, Prometheus stole the secret of fire and gave it to humanity, and for that crime, Zeus punished him with a giant eagle who …

Birds

First fluorescent frog found – Nature

<i>Julián Faivovich and Carlos Taboada</i><p>Under normal light, the South American polka dot tree frog (Hypsiboas punctatus) sports a muted palette of greens, …

Massive Hong Kong shark fin seizure as ban flouted

HONG KONG: Hong Kong authorities have seized more than a tonne of shark fins as activists warn traders are sneaking the sought-after delicacy into …

Fun Facts about Basking Sharks

The basking shark (<i>Cetorhinus maximus</i>) is the second-largest fish in the ocean, after the whale shark (<i>Rhincodon typus</i>); its maximum size is thought …

1,326-pound great white shark, tiger shark tagged in unexpected first for scientists | Adventure Sports Network

#LowcountryExpedition: 12.5ft male white shark Hilton swims off the shark lift! @CostaSunglasses @YETICoolers @JacksonvilleU …

White Shark

Hundreds of whales dead after mass stranding in New Zealand

<b>(CNN) —</b> Desperate efforts are underway to save dozens of pilot whales still alive after hundreds stranded themselves on a New Zealand beach, in the third largest mass stranding in the country's history.<p>At least 250 whales were already dead of 400 found beached on Farewell Spit in Golden Bay on the …

Rowing

NASA Simulates Orion Spacecraft Launch Conditions for Crew

In a lab at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, engineers simulated conditions that astronauts in space suits would experience when the Orion …

Washed-up rare turtle species confirmed as Olive ridley

A rare tropical turtle which was washed on to an Anglesey beach has been identified as an Olive ridley.<p>Experts at Anglesey Sea Zoo said it was the …

DIY Glittered Candles | Create & Share Challenge

Sign up to receive the latest Flourish & Knot posts, as well as monthly newsletters full of subscriber-only goodies.<p>Flourish & Knot respects your …

National Parks

Badgers Back to Back

I’m so excited, because it’s trailcam season again! After a mental newt season followed by a hectic bat season, the early sunsets mean that not only …

Tiny Real-Life Horse of Greek Myth Headed for Extinction

Skyros ponies, thought to have pulled Achilles' legendary chariot, have declined to about 200 animals left on Earth.<p>The breed that may have pulled Achilles’ legendary chariot is in danger of becoming resigned to the history books itself.<p>The semi-wild Skyrian horse, or Skyros pony, has lived on the …

Photos: What does it look like to stand in the same spot for 40 years?

Time traveling in the forgotten American city<p>Camilo José Vergara has spent more than forty years photographing and rephotographing the same forgotten …

Los Angeles

6 Great Image Editing Tools For Bloggers (Hint: Most Are Free)

There it goes again.Blogger envy.It happens to all of us. You’re reading a post on someone’s blog – the content is good, but the images are what …

Infographics

Land of the free, home of the grave

I read what people have to say about national politics on Twitter. During lunchtime, I browse through newsfeeds that unattractively hog TV screens. …

Expedition aims to uncover sevengill shark mysteries

<b>The coastal cowsharks of South Africa are about to receive dedicated research that aims to shed light on their enigmatic ecology.</b><p>Guest blogger: Zofia …

“I love you, dream woman.”

Oh, freshman year.<p>Acne.<p>Poor hygiene.<p>An inability to wear current fashion trends. Yes. I was an uncomfortable teenager. I know…shocking, right? I feel …

SpaceX announces plans to colonise Mars

SpaceX, the space technology firm is setting its sights on Mars. CEO Elon Musk has announced he aims to transport dozens of people along with cargo to the Red Planet as early as 2024.<p>The ultimate goal is to colonise Mars but to achieve that the price of getting there would not have to be …

Teleported Laser Pulses? Quantum Teleportation Approaches Sci-Fi Level

Crewmembers aboard the starship Enterprise on the iconic TV series "Star Trek" could "beam up" from planets to starships, making travel between great …

New Horizons Gets Green Light To Explore A World Beyond Pluto

The revolutionary explorer gets a life extension<p>New Horizons, the craft that showed us Pluto up close for the first time, just received NASA approval to forge ahead to an ancient target beyond Pluto.<p>As the team completed the mission's history-making Pluto exploration last July, the fate of the …

Solar System

The Real Emails I Send to Win Guest Bloggers

I’ve emailed almost 100 potential guest contributors for the Autopilot blog.<p>The gamut of responses I’ve received include:<p>The resounding “Yes, I would …

shark tales #1: who is the real victim?

<i>“why on earth would you swim with sharks?”</i><p><i>“do you have life insurance?”</i><p><i>“you’re nuts!”</i><p><i>“how on earth can you let your daughter do such a thing?”</i><p>Sharks …

Poconos: Penn Hills Resort

Once touted the “Paradise of Pocono Pleasure,” Penn Hills was a popular honeymoon mountain resort for young newlyweds throughout the ’60s and ’70s. …

Common Blogging Mistakes You Should Avoid

What happens if you’re not a blogger by trade? Or if you’re only just starting to venture into the world of blogging? Here's 7 common blogging …

Archaeologists have uncovered a rare stone figurine of a woman dating back 8,000 years at a dig in Turkey's central province of Konya that an expert says is one of only a handful of statuettes from that era ever found in one piece

ISTANBUL (AP) — Archaeologists have uncovered a rare stone figurine of a woman dating back 8,000 years at a dig in Turkey's central province of Konya …

Dozens of rescued wolves find home in South Puget Sound Sanctuary

Wolf Haven International, located in Tenino, Wash. has housed over 200 canines since their opening in the 1980's. The sanctuary primarily focuses on …

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Bats

Safeguarding the Endangered Rats and Bats of Dinagat Island