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New monkey species discovered in the Congo forest

Known to the locals as a lesula, the medium-sized, slender monkey has a blonde, grizzled mane and joins a genus of vibrantly coloured monkeys more commonly known as the guenons.

Kilonova explosion caught on camera by Hubble

Roughly 4 billion light years away in the constellation, Leo, the explosive remnant of a stellar collision between two neutron stars – predicted to be the source of all the gold and platinum in our universe – may have been caught on camera by an international team of researchers.

Giant plant-eating dinosaur skulls help researchers understand mega-mingling in the fossil record

The skulls from some of the largest plant-eating dinosaurs to be unearthed at Dinosaur Park may help researchers understand how so many of the mega-sized creatures thrived alongside each other.

World's oldest water found in Canadian Shield

Researchers from Canada and the United Kingdom have found that water pouring into of a mine could be as much as 2.6 billion years old and may even support life.

Chris Hadfield has first press conference since landing back on terra firma

In his first press conference since he landed back on terra firma, Chris Hadfield told journalists about life after spending five months in space.

Earliest Maya ceremonial and monumental structures found in Guatemala

A hand carved tunnel and other excavations at the settlement of Ceibal in Guatemala, have helped an international team of researchers identify the earliest ceremonial and monumental structures.

New dog-sized pachycephalosaur unearthed in southern Alberta

A team of researchers from Canada and the United States have unearthed the oldest pachycephalosaur fossil in North America – maybe even the world – and said its existence hints that other dinosaurs may also have had dog-sized versions.

Maya carving helps re-sync European and Maya calendars

A Maya carving has helped an international team of researchers to re-sync the European and Maya calendars and helps show that climate change played a role in the civilization's collapse. 

Mother to largest branch of mammals described by researchers

The first branch from the tree of life has been placed online by an international team of researchers and used to describe the mother to them all

New dinosaur-like fossil may be the earliest dinosaur found so far

A prehistoric riverbed has belched the fossil remains of a new creature that an international team of researchers say, shows dinosaurs may have started walking into the fossil record, as much as 15 million years earlier than previously thought.

Vampire squid behaviour revealed by ROV cameras

From remotely operated vehicle footage collected over the last 20 years, MBARI researchers have gleaned the most complete look at how the vampire squid feeds in the wild.

Chemistry behind cell-to-cell communication wins Nobel Prize

Science Fare Media’s Managing Editor, Lee Flohr, went one-on-one with Dr. Robert Lefkowitz to talk about the science that resulted in a call from Stockholm.

Denisovan genome thoroughly sequenced by researchers

From a tiny bit of finger bone, an international team of researchers extracted DNA and thoroughly sequenced the genome of our other human-like relatives, the Denisovans.

Curiosity Snaps First Pictures

NASA's Curiosity rover has landed on the Red Planet!

Dragonfly pigments identified by scientists

A team of Japanese researchers have identified the pigments that give dragonflies their scarlet hue.

New primitive primate unearthed in Myanmar

From just four teeth, an international team of researchers have identified a new species of anthropoid primate – the ancestors of humans, apes and monkeys – that’s approximately 37-million years old. Weighing barely 100 grams – about as much as a small stick of butter – Afrasia djijidae may help bridge primate migration from Asia to Africa.

Volcanic crystal growth linked to pre-eruptive activity at Mount St. Helens

After analyzing magma samples from Mount St. Helens, researchers from the United Kingdom and Germany have linked changes in crystal growth and composition, to the tools used to monitor the volcano's activity.

Bite-forces measured in every species of crocodile!

A team of researchers from the United States and Australia have measured the bite-force and tooth-pressures in all 23 living species of crocodilians – including alligators, crocodiles, caimans and gharials.

New trapdoor spider species discovered in researchers own neighborhood

Known as Myrmekiaphila tigris and called the Auburn Tiger trapdoor spider – for the Auburn University tiger mascot – researchers found the creature in the most unlikely place – their own neighborhood!

Rare octopus behaviour caught on camera!

When Ginger Morneu took her brother to Victoria’s Ogden Point, she wanted to show him the best of the City – apparently, this giant pacific octopus wanted to plead a case too. 

Portrait of a deadly encounter

A small fish found in the pterosaur's throat may be what led to the deadly – and surprisingly common – encounter between the flying dinosaur and the predator fish.

Viking explorers brought unlikely pillagers with them

After analyzing the mitochondrial DNA from Viking age and modern-day mice found in Iceland, Greenland and eastern Canada, an international team of researchers have found mice colonized the islands, alongside the Vikings.

Most primitive vertebrate found in the Burgess Shale

Researchers from Canada and the United Kingdom have described the most primative vertebrate – an eel-like creature from Yoho National Park.

Giant penguin fossils reveal 'elegant' shape

Researchers have characterized the near complete fossils of two species of giant penguins.  The fossils are so complete, researchers were able to create a sketch of the bird that went extinct nearly 27 million years ago

Why Dung Beetles dance for their dinner

Dung Beetles love poop – surprise, we know.  What isn't known, is why they dance while they're rolling their dinner home to safety – until now.

Tatooine-like planets may be more common than previously thought

Two new, circumbinary planets have been discovered by an international team of researchers.  It confirms and establishes a whole new class of planets that orbit two stars.

Single-celled yeast evolve to form multicellular snowflakes

A team of researchers from the United States have coaxed single-celled, brewer’s yeast – Saccharomyces cerevisiae – into evolving as multicellular, snowflake-like, groups of yeast. 

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