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Meet Migaloo, World’s First "Archaeology Dog"

Anyone who has a dog will tell you they are pretty good at finding buried bones. But can a dog sniff out ancient human bones, apart from all the other organic material buried underneath us? Dog trainer Gary Jackson has been working with a female Australian rescue dog, a Labrador named Migaloo, to see if [...]

New Fanged Dwarf Dinosaur Found

This dinosaur looks like some taxidermist is trying to pull a fast one, but it’s a model of what scientists think Pegomastax africanus may have looked like. And it’s tiny -only about two feet long. You’d hate to get nipped with those teeth! Covered in porcupine-like quills and sporting a blunt, parrot-like beak, P. africanus would’ve [...]

Giant Squid Eye

Photo: Christine Dell’Amore That blob in a jar used to belong to a giant squid. That’s right, you’re looking at the eyeball of a giant squid looking right back at you! Chris Mah of the National Museum of Natural History’s Department of [...]

Cheetah Runs 100m in 5.95 Seconds

Usain Bolt set an Olympic record for the 100m dash at the Olympics last night, coming in at 9.63 seconds. That’s mighty fast -for a human. But a cheetah named Sarah covered that distance in only 5.95 seconds! Sarah’s June 20 sprint is the fastest timed 100 meters ever run by anything on the planet, [...]

Mr. Sputum, Public Health Super Hero!

When you least expect him, up pops Mr. Sputum! A public service ad campaign in India uses a “super hero” to encourage people to get checked for tuberculosis if they have a cough that persists for two weeks. The character’s name in Hindi is Bulgam Bhai, which translates to “Mr. Sputum.” The campaign has a [...]

Jaguars Captured on Camera

Photo: Panthera Well, it’s not Austrian politician having sex, but the camera trap in a Colombian plantation snapped something just as remarkable: momma and baby jaguars strollin’ through [...]

Elephant Underpass Reuniting Kenya Herds

Migrating elephants are just doing their thing, but cause damage to farms and fences, and run into trouble on highways. But an underpass beneath Nanyuki-Meru road in northern Kenya, built just for the elephants, allows herds to pass through the area with ease. It was completed in 2010, and hundreds of elephants have been seen [...]

Auroras Seen on Uranus

Yes, really. The Hubble telescope captured the images last November, but as with all things astronomical, the data had to be properly crunched and an analysis made before the news is released to the public. The two aurorae observed were as large as the Earth, although they look small against the gas giant Uranus. Read [...]

Humongous Conservation Area Created in Africa

A new conservation area called KAZA has been established in Africa that unites five countries and dwarfs previous wildlife conservation programs. It symbolizes cooperation between nations as well as the fact that wildlife doesn’t share our concept of boundaries. Spanning an area of Africa almost the size of Italy, the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, or [...]

Vampire Parasite in Amber

A 20-million-year-old bat fly was discovered in a mine in the Dominican Republic, the first fossilized fly of its type ever found. Its descendants are still around, sucking blood from modern bats, but scientists did not know how far back these parasites existed. But what’s even more enlightening is that this fly carried an ancient [...]