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It’s always exciting when a new animal is discovered, but when that animal is a jungle monkey with an upturned nose that sneezes when it rains? That’s just awesome.
In 2010, a new type of snub-nosed monkey, R. strykeri, was found by hunters in Myanmar. Unfortunately, they had killed it before researchers could take a good look at it, and it was eaten shortly after — monkey meat is a delicacy in the region.
Until today, images of the dead Burmese snub-nosed monkey and a few Photoshop renderings (see the first image) were the only ones available. Thanks to a few hidden cameras, however, we’re now able to enjoy looking at these peculiar little creatures in the wild in the newly released photos below. [Read more...]
Fittingly narrated by William Shatner, NASA released a short film today documenting the spectacular history of the Space Shuttle. The 14 minute video describes the vehicles unlikely birth in “unsettled times” and takes us through it’s initial development. We then turn to the momentous amount of preparation required for each shuttle flight, focusing on the orbiter Endeavor’s upcomming final mission. Slated for retirement in June 2011, the video acts as a fond farewell to the famed Shuttle program which has now operated for over 30 years.