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Extinction Countdown

Survey of Critically Endangered Pygmy Sloths Finds Just 79 Animals Remain

pygmy three toed sloth

In May 2011, after months of preparation, Jakob Shockey and two fellow biology students from Evergreen State College in Washington State found themselves on a tiny Panamanian island staring at one of the rarest mammals in the world: the pygmy three-toed sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus). “I felt humbled to finally stand knee-deep in the mud of [...]

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Lucky Field Researcher Witnesses Birth of Sloth! Happy International Day of the Sloth!

Jojo and mom Madonna up in a tree in Costa Rica

As I share this with you, it is the International Day of the Sloth, 2013. Back on October 5, 2013, my twitter feed was already quite busy, full of well wishes for my birthday, (which I share, coincidentally, with astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson and cosmologist, Sean M. Carroll–let’s chalk this up to it being the [...]

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Streams of Consciousness

Repent for Your Sins—or Turn Them into Something Good

Courtesy of jhoana.tamayo via Flickr.

The November/December Scientific American Mind is a tribute to the seven deadly sins. Not that gluttony, envy, greed, sloth, wrath, lust and pride are necessarily laudable traits, but we can learn a lot from them. Some of them can even work in our favor if we know how to harness them. Others, we must simply [...]

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