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Giant (adorable?) species of rat discovered in the Solomon Islands

Mammalogist tyrone lavery had heard rumors of a giant, possum-like rat that lived in the trees, but he was still surprised when he encountered it. “When I...

Heavily armored dino might’ve used its plates as status symbols, to...

inosaurs’ thick, bony armor plates seem custom-tailored to absorb damage and deter predators. But a new paper describing the keratin layer adorning these plates...

Most shark fins and ray gills sold in Vancouver come from...

NA sequencing of over 100 shark fins and manta ray gills in Vancouver has revealed that over half come from threatened species who are...

Dragonfly dual-quadcopter drone proposed to explore Titan to understand how life...

A new explorer joins the ranks of proposals for NASA’s New Frontiers initiative. Christened Dragonfly, this nuclear-powered robotic dual-quadcopter will take advantage of Titan’s thick atmosphere and...

Without Peeking, Can You Tell Me This Man’s Name?

Without cheating, can you name the man in the picture above? It’s okay if you can’t; most people won’t be able to, and there...