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Giant Cockroach Expands To The North With Discovery Of 3 New Species
2013-02-28 13:17:21

Pensoft Publishers Cockroaches (Blattodea) are an insect order remarkable in their biodiversity and distribution, with more than 4500 species known and great geographical reach. Cockroach fossils date back around 400 million years, which testifies to their great adaptability and endurance that puts them among the planet's great survivors. The cockroach genus Pseudophoraspism has has been reported from China for the first time thanks to the discovery of three new species: Pseudophoraspis...

Scientists Unearth Oldest Woolly Rhino In Tibet
2011-09-02 08:33:57

  A 3.6-million-year-old woolly rhinoceros fossil discovered in Tibet in 2007 indicates that some giant mammals may have evolved in the Tibetan highlands before the beginning of the Ice Age, according to experts. In a paper published on September 2 in the magazine Science, paleontologists from the Natural History Museum (NHM) of Los Angeles County and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who discovered the rhino´s complete skull and lower jaw, argue that the beast adapted to...

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2008-11-18 13:40:27

Scientists have pieced together the skull of an ancient woolly rhinoceros in Europe. Researchers discovered the 53 skull fragments in a gravel pit at the foot of the Kyffhäuser range, near Bad Frankenhausen in Germany around 1900. The mammal was just 12 years old when it died some 460,000 years ago, researchers reported in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews. The extinct mammals reached a length of three-and-a-half meters in adulthood and, unlike their modern relatives, were covered...

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2008-11-05 10:25:00

The remnants of an Ice Age rhinoceros have been discovered by a five-year-old girl at a Gloucestershire, England water park. Emelia Fawbert found the fossilized remains at the Cotswold Water Park during a fossil hunt with her father. Emelia and her father James, 33, unearthed the atlas vertebra of the rhinoceros that frequented that area of the UK 50,000 years earlier. Emelia was an honorary member of fossil seekers looking through a newly-exhumed gravel pit at the park on the 26th of...

2008-07-14 18:00:21

Wildlife trade and resulting species decline are the topics at an international convention in Switzerland on endangered species of wildlife and native plants. Innovative and courageous solutions are required to correct the spiral of species decline, Secretary-General Willem Wijnstekers of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora said Monday in a statement at the start of the conference. Representatives from the 173 CITES member nations will...

2008-06-13 18:00:00

By Christopher Blank "Orson's Shadow," now onstage at Circuit Playhouse, comes on the heels of "The Compleat Stage Beauty," another play about life in the theater. Both are packed with inflated egos, barbed banter in English accents and numerous references to Shakespeare. Even the themes make them appear to be companion pieces for people fascinated by the inner workings of this business we call show. "Stage Beauty" concerned a 17th century actor who specialized in female roles. The...

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2008-05-26 09:20:00

Shocking pink millipede, 75-million-year-old dinosaur and 'Michelin Man' plant make the listThe International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists "“ scientists responsible for species exploration and classification "“ today announce the top 10 new species described in 2007.On the list are an ornate sleeper ray, with a name that sucks: Electrolux; a 75-million-year-old giant duck-billed dinosaur; a shocking...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.