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Goofy Dinosaur Blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks
Offbeat  (tags: science, research, history, discovery, dinosaurs, Mongolia, goofy, interesting )

Naoko
- 55 days ago - mainichi.jp
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.
Leonardo Da Vinci 'Painted Three Ermine Portraits'
Offbeat  (tags: art, scientists, techniques, France, discovery )

Ray
- 79 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A French scientist has revealed a major new discovery about one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous paintings, shedding new light on his techniques.
Japanese Researchers' Banana Peel Study Wins Ig Nobel Award
Offbeat  (tags: research, scientists, discovery, interesting, off-beat, humor )

Naoko
- 88 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A team of Japanese scientists earned the Ig Nobel Physics Prize for detailing the hazards of stepping on a banana peel in their paper titled "Frictional Coefficient under Banana Skin."
Newly Found Mayan Cities
Offbeat  (tags: world, Mexico, unusual, discovery, Mayan culture )

Alexandra
- 111 days ago - metronews.ca
Two lost Maya cities recently uncovered by an international team of scientists in Mexico could help decipher the story of the empire's early capitals to the south that were eventually abandoned for large cities on the Yucatan peninsula.
Weirdest Worm Ever? Clawed Creature Finds Its Family Tree
Offbeat  (tags: science, discovery, research, fossil worm )

Beatrice
- 112 days ago - livescience.com
When researchers first discovered the fossil worm Hallucigenia in the 1970s, they were so perplexed they identified its head as its tail and its legs as its spines. Now, this 505-million-year-old worm, whose fossil was discovered in Canada's Burgess
Dovedale Roman and Iron Age Coins Found After 2,000 Years
Offbeat  (tags: Archaeology, Discovery, Coins, Roman, Iron Age, UK )

Ray
- 162 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A precious hoard of Roman and Late Iron Age coins has been discovered in a cave where it has lain undisturbed for more than 2,000 years.
Treasure Found on 'US Ship of Gold'
Offbeat  (tags: Ship, SS Central America, exploration, discovery, Treasure, USA )

Ray
- 224 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The SS Central America sank to a depth of 2.2km (1.3 miles) in 1857 during a heavy storm while sailing from Panama to New York , A US deep-ocean exploration firm has recovered nearly 1,000 ounces of gold, worth $1.3m (£800,000),
Rare Video of Oarfish Captured on Baja Beach
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, interesting, discovery, sea creatures, San Francisco )

Giana
- 253 days ago - grindtv.com
Bizarre-looking sea creatures discovered swimming along Isla San Francisco shoreline by kayakers from Shedd Adventures and Un-Cruise Adventures.
Two New Butterfly Species Discovered in Eastern USA
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, discovery )

Cher
- 300 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
Two new butterfly species have been discovered in eastern USA, one in east Texas and one in south Texas by scientists who were studying the common Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius).
New Species of Tapir Discovered in South-West Amazon
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, new species, discovery )

Cher
- 365 days ago - theguardian.com
Tapirus kabomani was hidden from science but known to local indigenous tribes in Brazil and Colombia
Fossil Found in Tibet Suggests Big Cats Originated in Asia
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, fossils, discovery )

Cher
- 394 days ago - natureworldnews.com
Paleontologists have found fossilized remains of a big cat skull in the remote regions of Tibet. The discovery supports the idea that big cats such as tigers and lions might have originated in Central Asia and not Africa, as was previously believed.
World's Oldest Big Cat Is Unearthed - Six Million Years After It Roamed the Himalayas
Offbeat  (tags: animals, skull, discovery, big cat )

Cher
- 399 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
New creature named Panthera blytheae is a relative of the snow leopard and throws new light on the evolution of lions, jaguars and tigers
New Species of the Amazon Rainforest - in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, discovery )

Cher
- 421 days ago - theguardian.com
At least 441 new species of animals and plants have been discovered over the past four years in the vast, underexplored rainforest of the Amazon. The discoveries made from 2010 to 2013, include a flame-patterned lizard, a vegetarian piranha,
'Walking Shark' Discovered in Indonesia
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, discovery )

Cher
- 473 days ago - theguardian.com
Previously unknown fish, Hemiscyllium halmahera, uses its fins to move along the sea bed in search of crustaceans
 

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