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Scientists Discover Tiniest Hedgehog Ever

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Science

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - You've heard of Sonic the Hedgehog, the video game character. But how about the half-pint hedgehog...

This New Tiny Creature Has... Elephant Genes?

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2014 | Science

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A new mammal discovered in the remote desert of western Africa resembles a long-nosed mouse in appearance...

3 Awesome Things We Learned About Plants in 2013

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

A brand new cell part that flavors wine, a flower that depends on "footlong" moth tongues and a list of about 1,000 new species are the stories that topped my list of the most impressive things we learned about plants last year.

This Shark Species Was Discovered By Accident

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green

Sometimes, finding a previously unknown species is a result of a happy accident. At least that was the case with the recent discovery of the Carolina ...

Meet The Cutie Described As Half Teddy Bear, Half Cat

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

We know it's National Cat Day, which means adorable kittens have overwhelmed the Internet, but this picture of a baby Olinguito just couldn't wait. ...

LOOK: Newfound Creature's Bizarre Backbone Baffles Scientists

natureheader | Richard Johnston | Posted 07.24.2013 | Science

One of the most bizarre mammals in the world now has a sister species. The newly discovered Thor's hero shrew shares the unusually sturdy, interlockin...

Top New Plant Species of Last Year (and the Hottest Job of the Future)

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

You might think that we could have found all of the plants by now. They don't evade capture or bite you when you catch them. Unlike microbes, they aren't invisible without a lens. Yet, more than 150 new plant species were published in academic journals in 2012.

Colorful New Lizard Species Discovered

Posted 02.23.2012 | Green

By Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: Researchers have discovered a new species of lizard in a strange place. The brightly colored, wat...

PHOTOS: Armored Catfish And Cowboy Frog Among 1,300 Species Documented In Suriname

Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

An armored catfish, a Pac-Man frog and a cowboy frog were some of the 1,300 species documented during a scientific survey conducted by Conservation In...

What Is So Different About This Tulip-Shaped Fossil?

Posted 01.19.2012 | Green

By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Staff Writer: A weird tulip-shaped creature discovered fossilized in 500-million-year-old rocks had a feeding syst...

New Antelope Discovered in Plain Sight

David Mizejewski | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

There are actually dozens of specimens in museums and the animal has been recorded in the wild for decades. In fact, you can often find it in local food markets.

PHOTOS: 9 Potentially New Species Discovered

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green

Scientists with Conservation International (CI) have discovered nine potentially new marine species while conducting a survey of the waters surroundin...

PHOTOS: The Coolest New Animal Discoveries -- 'Yoda Bat,' 'Walking Shark,' 'Dinospider' And More

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green

Conservation International (CI) is celebrating two decades of its successful Rapid Assessment Program (RAP), which has led to the discovery of over 1,...

The Most Incredible Animal Discoveries Of The Decade: 'Yoda' Bat, Pygmy Sloth, Scorpion-Spider & More!

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Christopher Columbus, you've got some tough competition. The many species discovered this past decade are so bizarre, adorable, and shocking that thes...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Incredible New Species Discovered

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SYDNEY (AP) -- A thumbnail-sized frog with a long snout, a brilliant green katydid with bright pink eyes and a mouse with a white-tipped tail are amon...

A New Species of Titi Monkey! (PHOTOS)

Dr. Thomas Defler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Thomas Defler

Studying Colombian primates has always been difficult, as they tend to live far from human beings. One of my biggest priorities was to follow up on a 1976 sighting of a seemingly new species of titi monkey.

Giant Lizard With Double Penis Discovered In Philippines

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PARIS (AFP) -- Biologists on Wednesday reported the spectacular discovery of a species of giant lizard, a reptile as long as a full-grown man is tall,...

New Species Of Green Tree Frog Discovered In Papua New Guinea

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SYDNEY — A brilliant green tree frog with huge black eyes, jumping spiders and a striped gecko are among more than 50 new animal species scienti...