Posts tagged ‘weird’

The enigmatic porcupine (my favorite name of the lot!) is one of 8 new mammal species discovered in Peru. Click through to see some of the others..definitely a funny-looking lot.

Elephantalope? Antelephant? Nope, this is the Saiga antelope, a critically endangered species only found in a handful of places along the Asian steppes. 

This picture of what appears to be a sentient blob of oil or trash was taken 5,000 ft below the surface by a remote-controlled oil rig camera. Ocean monster? Whale placenta? Not quite. Read the full article here to see the entrancing video and an example of when the scientific facts turn out to be way cooler than the layman’s conspiracies. As well as the importance of gonads in everyday science!