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Researchers Find New Porcupine Species In Brazil
2013-04-11 18:18:00

Brazilian researchers said they have discovered a new species of porcupine that inhabits an isolated patch of Brazil’s Northeastern Atlantic Forest.

Porcupine Quills Inspire Future Medical Devices
2012-12-11 05:41:30

Researchers have discovered how North American porcupine quills easily penetrate tissues, such as skin, and why, once lodged there, they are quite difficult to remove. This discovery could prompt device makers to design medical needles that easily penetrate surfaces and resist buckling, the scientists say.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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