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2011-01-29 08:30:00

Scientists have discovered that the Egyptian jackal, which was previously thought to be a subspecies of the golden jackal, is actually a relative of the grey wolf. Genetic information shows that the species is more closely related to Indian and Himalayan wolves than golden jackals. The researchers said that the renamed "African wolf" was the only grey wolf species found in Africa. They also called for an urgent assessment of its conservation status. There has been a long-running debate over...

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2008-11-10 13:09:14

Scientists are in a race against time to save the world's rarest wolf from extinction. Up to two-thirds of all Ethiopian wolves are being threatened by rabies passed from domestic dogs. Scientists from the UK and Ethiopia are currently vaccinating wolf packs to prevent the spread of the disease. Human encroachment into the wolves' habitat has caused the population to fall under 500. "Vaccinations are the only hope of maintaining the Ethiopian wolf population," said Dr. Claudio Sillero of...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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