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Down syndrome sufferers could join black rhino on endangered species list, advocates launch campaign

With genetic screening lowering the prevalence of Down syndrome around the world, one Canadian advocacy group wants to add sufferers to the endangered species list – alongside the black rhino and the Asian elephant. Humanity is on the verge of eradicating Down syndrome, should we decide to. Fewer people are born with the syndrome in the United States than researchers ...

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New giant dinosaur species unearthed in Argentina

Three well-preserved specimens of a new gigantic dinosaur species, named Lavocatisaurus agrioensis, have been discovered by a multinational team of scientists in the Argentine province of Neuquén. The remains an adult and two juveniles reptiles which roamed the Earth some 110 million years ago, were unearthed by a team of Argentine and Spanish paleontologists. The new species, which the discoverers ...

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Here be monsters: Deep sea Java expedition uncovers bizarre new species (PHOTOS)

A deep sea expedition to unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean has revealed a sea rich with peculiar inhabitants from over 800 species, including at least a dozen entirely new to science. Among the extraordinary treasure trove of new creatures is a spider crab with fuzzy spines and blood-red eyes, a small wood-dwelling sea star, and a giant cockroach almost ...

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New bee species found thriving in former Arctic nuke site – study

A species of bee has been discovered that is miraculously capable of surviving in the high arctic region where the Soviet Union once tested nuclear weapons for decades, according to a new study. The ‘Bombus glacialis’ species lives on the archipelago of Novaya Zemlya, which the Soviet Union closed off decades ago to carry out scores of nuclear tests. While ...

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‘Siberian Titan’: Russian scientists discover new dinosaur species (PHOTOS)

Russian scientists have described a new dinosaur species that roamed Siberia 120 million years ago, naming it the Siberian Titan. The giant with its long neck & tail is only the second of its type discovered on Russia’s territory. Paleontologists from the Tomsk State University together with their counterparts from the University of St. Petersburg have identified a previously unknown ...

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Flesh-eating ancient ‘marsupial lion’ species discovered

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 12:36 Scientists have discovered a strange new species of marsupial lion in northern Australia. The fearsome predator has been extinct for at least 18 million years. The animal was uncovered by a team of Australian scientists who analyzed fossilized remains of its skull, teeth and upper arm bone, all found in the Riversleigh World Heritage ...

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Scientists witness Galapagos finches evolve into new species

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 16:36 Finches in the Galapagos Islands have evolved into a new species, marking the first time such an evolution has been observed by scientists. A population of finches on the Daphne Major island in the Galapagos has been undergoing changes over the past few decades, thanks to species hybridisation. The finches are part of a ...

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Mystery shark caught off Portugal belongs to 80mn year old species (PHOTOS)

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 13:52 A group of scientists working on an EU research and conservation mission captured a terrifying-looking shark off the Algarve coast in August – but struggled to identify it, until now. Scientists from Portugal’s Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) have dubbed the catch a “living fossil”, after using techniques to identify the animal ...

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9.7mn-yo ape teeth puzzle scientists, challenge timeline of human species

Published time: 20 Oct, 2017 21:19 Ancient ape teeth dating back more than 9 million years and discovered in Germany last year are raising questions about the timeline of human evolution. The two teeth, discovered in sediment of the Proto-Rhine River, are of an ape species whose remains have never before been observed in Europe. Understood to belong to one ...

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