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Scientists unveil the discovery of a new Species of Rodent

<b>Scientists unveil the discovery of a new Species of Rodent</b><p>"Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences have discovered a new species of round-eared sengi, or elephant-shrew, in the remote deserts of southwestern Africa. This is the third new species of sengi to be discovered in the wild in the past decade. It is also the smallest known member of the 19 sengis in the order Macroscelidea. The team's discovery and description of the Etendeka round-eared sengi (Macroscelides micus) is …

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Jolly Elephant Seal

“One, two, three, smile!” Though this phrase often works on your family and friends, rarely does it produce any results with wildlife. In this …

Seals

A pile of baby sloths cuddling with teddy bears. http://t.co/sgRXWAZk9t

Pets

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Water Landscapes Around the World Showcase Nature's Beauty

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

Siberia

The invisible beauty of flowers - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/19/invisible-beauty-flowers-in-pictures<p>720<p>Artist Susumu Nishinaga has used a scanning electron …

Climate slowdown means extreme rates of warming 'not as likely'

<b>Scientists say the recent downturn in the rate of global warming will lead to lower temperature rises in the short-term.</b><p>Since 1998, there has been an unexplained "standstill" in the heating of the Earth's atmosphere.<p>Writing in Nature Geoscience, the researchers say this will reduce predicted …

Climate Change

Under bright light, the Portuguese man-of-war becomes a twisting landscape of neon

When light beams through a Portuguese man-of-war's gelatinous body, the aquatic creature's swirling tentacles and effervescent colors turn into glowing, otherworldly terrains. Photographer Aaron Ansarov took pictures of man-of-wars arranged in various groupings on top of a light table, and mirrored …

Scuba Diving

What’s special about the shape of a Nautilus shell?

The early mathematician Fibonacci introduced Arabic numerals to the West. He also discovered a number sequence that’s in everything from daisies to …

Mathematics

Why It's So Hard For Scientists To Study Medical Marijuana

The nation's research-grade cannabis is controlled by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, whose mission to curb use is at odds with that of researchers looking to study pot's therapeutic properties.<p>Eighteen states (plus the District of Columbia) allow cannabis use for certain medical conditions. …