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2009-05-10 07:55:00

Scientists are rescuing dozens of one of the world's most rarest species of amphibians, the mountain chicken frog.

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2009-02-24 10:28:02

The critically endangered Northwest African, or Saharan, cheetah has been photographed by a camera trap in an experiment in Algeria.

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2008-11-21 08:22:49

In decisions about where to eat, baboons don't all have an equal say, according to a report in the November 20th issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication.

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2008-11-03 09:35:00

The sabertooth cat (Smilodon fatalis), one of the most iconic extinct mammal species, was likely to be a social animal, living and hunting like lions today, according to new scientific research.

2008-10-29 00:00:08

As global financial markets learn difficult lessons on the consequences of unregulated spending, a new report issued by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warns of the danger to future prosperity if the reckless over-consumption of the Earth's natural capital is left unchecked.

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2008-09-11 12:35:00

Researchers confirmed the discovery of an African animal so secretive it was once believed to be a mythical unicorn has been caught on camera in the wild.

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2008-08-12 12:05:00

Recent study suggests experience of old matriarchs may help herds survive in age of climate change.

2008-01-22 13:58:07

Blind salamanders, legless amphibians with tentacles on their heads and ghost frogs whose favorite haunt is a human burial ground are just a few of the world's weirdest and most endangered creatures.

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2007-01-16 12:00:00

It isn't often that the northern hairy-nosed wombat, the finger-sized slender loris, and the mountain pygmy possum share the spotlight. But these odd creatures are the focus of a conservation program launched Tuesday to safeguard some of the world's rarest mammals.

2006-01-25 07:40:00

A whale that made world headlines when it swam up the River Thames into central London last week died of several factors including dehydration, scientists who conducted a post-mortem said on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.