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Between fluffy early birds, the largest land animals to ever walk the Earth and beachball-sized toads that ate baby dinosaurs, the ancient world was full of strange creatures. Now, palaeontologists have uncovered a bizarre new species of dinosaur that seems to blend together a swan, a penguin, a crocodile and a Velociraptor...Continue Reading Bizarre new dinosaur species blends swan, penguin,
Humans have pretty much traipsed over all the dry parts of the planet, but the vast oceans still hide plenty of secrets from us landlubbers. Deep-sea expeditions have recently discovered eerie "faceless" fish and hairy-chested "Hoff" crabs, nicknamed after a certain Baywatch star. And now, an ongoing study has identified a new species, the Mariana snailfish, which appears to be the deepest-dw
photographer tim flach’s latest book 'endangered' offers a powerful visual record of threatened animals and ecosystems facing extinction.The post photographer tim flach captures the faces of endangered species appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
An international team of scientists has identified a new species of orangutan, living in an isolated part of North Sumatra. Dubbed Pongo Tapanuliensis, the population was discovered 20 years ago, but it's only after comprehensive studies of the animals' genomes and skull morphology that scientists were able to confirm it as a distinct species. And unfortunately, it's already critically endang
Nowadays lions, leopards and cheetahs may be the dominant carnivores of Lesotho, Africa, but they've all been knocked down a few notches with the discovery of what might have been the largest predator to ever stalk the continent. Palaeontologists have found the first evidence of a previously unknown mega-carnivore dinosaur that lived much earlier than others of its size...Continue Reading New
By IR reader René Theuillon I have always admired the wonderful images published in IR's Photo of the Day contest, especially the awesome bird photographs shot by very talented artists like Linn Smith, Debra S. Dorothy, Karen Celella and many others. It gave me the foolish idea to try and copy them! Unfortunately I could not find any woodstorks in my neighborhood, and being far from ha
Although you might assume that specimens in a museum's collection have already been "discovered," important new details can still turn up on closer study. That was the case with a plesiosaur skeleton that had been sitting in a German museum for more than 50 years, as a new investigation discovered that not only did the bones belong to a new species, but the animal was the oldest of its kind..
After years of digging and research, paleontologists have identified a new species of dinosaur – and it seems to be the largest land animal to ever walk the Earth. Over 150 bones from at least six individual animals were found in a dig site in Argentina, and from those scientists were able to estimate their body mass, age, and the environment the beasts came from...Continue Reading New specie
with 50% of sales going to WWF, cabral hopes his work will draw attention to the plight of vulnerable species worldwide. The post patrick cabral’s breathtaking papercuts raise awareness for endangered species appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.


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