17 Jun '11, 12am

Photo: Scientists discover 'SpongeBob' mushroom in Borneo

Photo: Scientists discover 'SpongeBob' mushroom in Borneo

The saola: rushing to save the most 'spectacular zoological discovery' of the 20th Century (04/04/2011) The saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis ) may be the most enigmatic, beautiful, and endangered big mammal in the world—that no one has ever heard of. The shy ungulate looks like an African antelope—perhaps inhabiting the wide deserts of the Sahara—but instead it lives in the dense jungles of Vietnam and Laos, and is more related to wild cattle than Africa's antelopes. The saola is so unusual that is has been given its own genus: Pseudoryx, due to its superficial similarities to Africa's oryx. In the company of humans this quiet forest dweller acts calm and tame, but has yet to survive captivity long. Yet strangest of all, the 200 pound (90 kilogram) animal remained wholly unknown to science until 1992. New species of zombie-creating fungi discovered (03/02/2011) As everyone k...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0617-spongebob_mushroom.html

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