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Ryzhik the Siberian Cat Who Refuses to Be Defeated By Frostbite
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cats, goodnews, interesting )

- 14 days ago -
The pet lost all four paws in January in -40C cold in Tomsk but video shows him walking again with artificial titanium limbs. Ryzhik was found with all paws so badly frostbitten and with gangrene developing so fast, that there was no other option....
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- 61 days ago -
Forlorn polar bear named Umka turned up at a Russian police station as if pleading for help: now he is back where he belongs. A major rescue operation by the Emergencies Ministry has seen lost Umka successfully returned to the wild....
New Snake Species Discovered in Another Snake's Belly
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- 185 days ago -
Scientists have discovered a species of snake unlike any seen before, but this special serpent wasn't found sliding through its forested habitat in tropical Mexico. The newfound animal made its scientific debut in a more unconventional place: inside
Rare Siberian Saker Falcon Illegally Caught and Sold for $42,000 to An UAE Buyer
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- 197 days ago -
Saker Falcons of the Altai subspecies are known for their beauty and greatly appreciated by falconers; their population in Russia was nearly wiped out by poachers...
New Crocodile Species Found Hiding in Plain Sight
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- 242 days ago -
The new species, the Central African slender-snouted crocodile (Mecistops leptorhynchus), is the first to be fully described in more than 80 years.
Girl, 8, Pulls a 1,500-Year-Old Sword From a Lake in Sweden
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- 261 days ago -
Eight-year-old Saga Vanecek found a pre-Viking-era sword while swimming in the lake Vidostern in Sweden during the summer.
Worlds Oldest Known Spider Dies In Australia At The Age Of 43
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- 420 days ago -
The female trapdoor spider known as Number 16 passed away in Australia, leaving scientists who'd been studying her feeling "miserable" about her death. "To our knowledge this is the oldest spider ever recorded, and her significant life has allowed us -
Camels Disqualified From Saudi Beauty Pageant Over Botox Injections
Offbeat  (tags: animals, culture, bizarre, odd )

- 512 days ago -
The dromedaries paraded down a dusty racetrack as judges rated the size of their lips, cheeks, heads and knees. Crowds of men watched from the bleachers, hooting when the camel representing their own tribe loped down the track...
âEUR~WeâEUR(TM)re BackâEUR(TM) - Woolly Mammoths Reappear in Siberia
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- 542 days ago -
These remarkable creatures are made almost entirely of snow, the larger one standing three metres tall, the baby one and a half metres...
Australia Human History 'Rewritten By Rock Find'
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- 702 days ago -
Archaeologists have found the first evidence to suggest that Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years.
Listen to This Male Snow Leopard's Love Song in the Eastern Sayan Mountains
Offbeat  (tags: discovery, animals, interesting, wildlife, unusual )

- 860 days ago -
Spotted by a camera trap in the Republic of Buryatia, this snow leopard has debunked the no roar theory about snow leopards, says a leading Russian authority on the wild animals....
How a Kingfisher's Call Concealed An Unknown Species of Frog
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- 865 days ago -
In India, a group of herpetologists recently discovered a new amphibian that sounds a lot like a White-throated Kingfisher.
Scientists Discover First Mummified Example of a Feathered Dinosaur Tail
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- 926 days ago -
The rare, amber-encased fossil, which belonged to a young coelurosaur, tells a new story about feather evolution.
The First Fossilised Heart Ever Found in a Prehistoric Animal!
Offbeat  (tags: Rhacolepsis, Fossilised Heart, Discovery, Brazil )

- 1159 days ago -
A new discovery, announced today in the journal eLife, shows the perfectly preserved 3D fossilised heart in a 113-119 million-year-old fish from Brazil called Rhacolepis.
Newly Discovered Bacteria Can Eat Plastic Bottles
Offbeat  (tags: bacteria, plastic, disposable water bottles, discovery, journal of sciense )

- 1198 days ago -
A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles. The discovery, published Thursday in the journal Science, could lead to new methods to manage the more than 50 million

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