Discovery News Archive
We wonder if this turtle used to swim in circles…
A giant circular fossil belonging to a new species of turtle was discovered in
This guy used to write about the police department!!! Now look at him!
Ted Shuttleworth is facing jail time after punching his poodle in the head and killing her.
The former NYPD Blue writer took the animal to the vet but an injury like this doesn't go with investigation.
Meet Juramaia sinensis!
Last week scientist in China discovered rodent-like creature that they believe all humans (not just John Gosselin) evolved from.
Why this over any other animal? Aside for the striking resemblance (lolz), the Juramaia is oldest fossil ever of a placentals –- animals that give birth to live young (aka us).
"Juramaia is either a great-grand-aunt or a great-grandmother of all placental mammals that are thriving today,"
palaeontologist Dr Zhe-Xi Luo, of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, told Nature magazine.
We think they're kinda cute!
[image via National]
Well, this just proves owning a dog is in our nature!! Even monkeys see a wittle puppy and think "Ya, know what? I should raise that."
FYI the kidnaping part of this video is terrifying. However, after the dogs become assimilated the animals treat each other like family!
We think this proves that dogs and humans are natural companions AND everyone should go adopt a puppy right now!! LOL.
But really, go get a dog.
So, if you thought we were doing a pretty good job at discovering species, we hope your definition of "good job" doesn't rely on "speed or scope."
Why? Because we've only found 1.9 million species.
That sounds like a lot, right? Well, not really when a new study is out saying there are 8.8 million species on the planet.
"Of those species, 6.5 million would be on land and 2.2 million in the ocean, which is a priority for the scientists doing the work since they are part of the Census of Marine Life, an international group of scientists trying to record all the life in the ocean.
The research estimates that animals rule with 7.8 million species, followed by fungi with 611,000 and plants with just shy of 300,000 species."
Researchers should get on this, as it could take up to 500 years to complete the catalogue if those numbers are correct!
Check out the video above to hear all about it, and to see some of the newest species to be found!
The mammoth's name is Lyuba - and that's why we never let a Russian reindeer herder name anything important.
He Herder was chasing some of Rudolph's buddies when he discovered a perfectly preserved 40,000-year-old mammoth calf poking out of the permafrost.
Natalia Fyodorova, the find's expedition leader, expects this discovery to get a lot of attention, especially because the baby was found in the same region of Arctic Yamalo-Nenetsk as the last mammoth find four years ago. She said:
"If it is true what is said about how it is preserved, this will be another sensation of global significance."
For now, scientist are planning to send Lyuba to Salekhard so they can put her in a giant freezer. Go Science!
Giant woolly mammoths have been extinct since the Earth's last Ice Age 1.8 million to around 11,500 years ago.
[Image via WENN.]
Aladdin the movie is full of lies!!! The monkey's in this video don't wear hats and ask nicely for you to share your apple like Abu.
It would appear that macaque monkeys are natures dicks! They will steal your food and destroy all you stuff for fun! WTF??
Check out this video and watch them run amok!