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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
Happy International Octopus Day!

Happy International Octopus Day!

October 8 is International Octopus day (naturally)—and kicks off International Cephalopod Awareness Days. Perhaps I am a little biased, having written a book about them, but I think these animals deserve at least one day of celebration.

October 8, 2013 — Katherine Harmon Courage
Scrawny Wonderpus Puts Stranglehold on Mightier Mimic Octopus

Scrawny Wonderpus Puts Stranglehold on Mightier Mimic Octopus

Earlier this week, we learned that female octopuses sometimes strangle—and then possibly eat—their male mates. For a cannibalistic animal with long arms, perhaps we—and the male—should have seen that one coming.

July 25, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
#MapMonday: Biodiversity Map Shows Hemorrhaging of Species

#MapMonday: Biodiversity Map Shows Hemorrhaging of Species

For this #MapMonday we return to Yale's Environmental Performance group, featured previously here on #MapMonday. The newly released biodiversity map brings together a whopping amount of data to detail the state (quality not just quantity) of species around the world, and while the staggering diversity of life on our planet is breathtaking (and sometimes pretty [...]

December 8, 2014 — Tali Trigg

Ahoy! Thar Be a New Seadragon in the Briny Deep

As fabulous, fantastical gems of evolution go, seadragons are hard to beat. The weedy seadgragon: “Weedy seadragon-Phyllopteryx taeniolatus” by Sylke Rohrlach – http://www.flickr.com/photos/87895263@N06/11259275943/sizes/l/in/photostream/.

March 24, 2015 — Jennifer Frazer
Fresh Start for an Extinct Cat?

Fresh Start for an Extinct Cat?

Credit: An 1862 painting of a Formosan clouded leopard by Joseph Wolf, image in the public domain Source: from Could Extinct Clouded Leopards Be Reintroduced in Taiwan?

December 26, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
DNA Finds New Octopus Species Hiding in Plain Sight

DNA Finds New Octopus Species Hiding in Plain Sight

Describing a new species for science is not quite as easy as it was in the days of 17th- or 18th-century naturalists. But that just means we have to look a little more closely.

July 15, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage

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