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New frog species found in Venezuela and Colombia

Venezuelan and Colombian scientists have identified a new species of frog in the Perija mountain range shared by both countries that is home to unusual species like this small amphibian. With multi-colored skin and a distinctive song,…

Can you love an animal to death?

Can you love an animal to death? A new book by British photographer Tim Flach documents some of Earth's most treasured species pushed to the brink of extinction by manmade crises, from pangolins hunted for their scales to Brazil's pied…

Science update on climate change: from bad to worse

PARIS: Scientists monitoring the Earth's climate and environment have delivered a cascade of grim news this year, adding a sense of urgency to UN talks on how best to draw down the greenhouse gases that drive global warming. Here is a…

Faceless fish among weird deep sea Australian finds

MELBOURNE: Faceless fish and other weird and wonderful creatures, many of them new species, have been hauled up from the deep waters off Australia during a scientific voyage studying parts of the ocean never explored before. The…

Giant bird-like dinosaur species found in China

BEIJING: Researchers have discovered a new species of giant, bird-like dinosaur that made nests larger than monster truck tires in what is now central China, a study said. Measuring about eight metres (26 feet) long and weighing up to…

New sonic blast shrimp named after Pink Floyd

LONDON: A newly-discovered shrimp species with a bright pink claw and the ability to produce one of the loudest sounds in the ocean has been named after legendary British band Pink Floyd, zoologists said on Wednesday. "Synalpheus…

How our shopping habits hurt endangered species

PARIS: The hidden danger to wildlife posed by imported consumer goods -- an expresso coffee in Beijing, a tofu salad in Chicago -- can now be pinpointed and measured, researchers said on Wednesday. Crunching huge amounts of data, they…

All global trade banned in endangered pangolins

JOHANNESBURG: The shy, scale-covered pangolin is to receive the highest level of protection against illegal trade to try to save it from extinction, after a vote Wednesday by delegates at a global conference.