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Olinguito: New Kid on the Block

The olinguito has become a science media darling this past week. And why not? It’s small and furry and doesn’t look quite like anything you’ve seen before.

August 20, 2013 — Brian Malow
Photoblogging: Colorful Mandrill

Photoblogging: Colorful Mandrill

The mandrill has one of my favorite binominal classifications: Mandrillus sphinx. The species was once a member of the genus Papio, home to the baboons.

September 8, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Red Pandas

Here’s one thing you already knew: red pandas are adorable. While they’re not domesticated and therefore are probably not suitable as pets, some people keep them as pets anyway – especially in Nepal and India – and upload their adorable hijinks to the internet for the world to see.

January 16, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman
Previously Unknown Mammal Spent Decades Hiding in Plain Sight

Previously Unknown Mammal Spent Decades Hiding in Plain Sight

As fans of the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation know, skulls and teeth can provide excellent forensic clues. Yet any taxonomist will tell you that hard-boiled detectives and forensic scientists are far from the only ones to appreciate the investigative powers of craniums and pearly whites.

August 20, 2013 — Arielle Duhaime-Ross
Butterfly watch: four legs vs. six legs

Butterfly watch: four legs vs. six legs

After last years rains and the late snows of winter, this summer has been a really good one for British butterflies. As August has now come to an end, and summer technically turns into autumn, I thought it was time for another butterfly post.

September 7, 2013 — S.E. Gould

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