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Scientists Find New Rat With Curious Pubic Hair

A newly found creature's name is the hog-nosed rat, and things don't get any more picturesque from there. Reporting on their find in the Journal of Mammalogy, scientists describe the animal, found in 2013 on Mount Dako, on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island: It's a long-faced carnivorous creature with "extremely large ears...

Farmer Finds Rare Prehistoric Mammoth

A Michigan farmer had to take a short break from installing a drainage pipe in his wheat fields Monday when his backhoe hit the pelvis of a prehistoric mammoth, ABC News reports. "We didn't know what it was, but we knew it was certainly a lot bigger than a cow...

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (3 October 2015)

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Stone’s Throw

Geologists tend to notice when rocks, especially big ones, are out of place. A few years ago, a group of researchers working in the Cape Verde islands, off West Africa, made a particularly jarring discovery—elephant-sized chunks of basalt...Show More Summary

This Trippy Creature Is World's First Glowing Turtle

"I've been [studying turtles] for a long time, and I don't think anyone's ever seen this," sea turtle expert Alexander Gaos tells National Geographic. "This is really quite amazing." Gaos is referring to video footage showing a hawksbill sea turtle glowing neon red and green, looking like a swimming rave...

Trevor Paglen Plumbs the Internet

The late senator Ted Stevens, of Alaska, took flak for calling the Internet “a series of tubes,” but his phrase, however analog, hits on a truth that we frequently forget: there is a physical infrastructure undergirding our seemingly ethereal global network. Show More Summary

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