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208 New Species Discovered Last Year

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The Mekong River region of Southeast Asia, a biodiverse region, is threatened by deforestation, habitat loss, overdevelopment and climate change.

Yet researchers were still able to find 208 new species there.

Out of the new species, some of the coolest were a "psychedelic gecko" and a nose-less monkey with an Elvis style hair-do.

A researcher said:

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Tropical Cyclone Giri Leaves 70,000 Homeless In Myanmar

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So sad.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 175,000 people were impacted in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Giri, which hit Myanmar on Friday with winds of 155 mph. Meteorologists have equated the storm to a super typhoon.

As of Tuesday, 70,795 people remain homeless. Severe damage has been done to infrastructure, including torn up roads and knocked down telephone poles.

At least 27 people were killed and 15 are missing.

Our thoughts are with the people of Myanmar.

[Image via AP Images.]

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