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A New Species of Wild Cat Found Prowling Brazilian Forests and Grasslands

Featured Image: The tigrina is actually two separate species, say researchers in a new report. Photograph by Tadeu Oliveira. SOURCE: Nation Geographic. (Fair Use)

From National Geographic Posted by Carrie Arnold in Weird & Wild on November 27, 2013

Wild cats are charismatic creatures, so you’d think we’d know them all pretty well by now. Just how little we understand—at least in some cases—is reflected in the identification of a new species of cat known as a tigrina in northeastern Brazil.

Scientists have discovered that two populations of tigrina previously thought to be one species do not, in fact, interbreed and thus are distinct, according to results published today in Current Biology. . . . Read Complete Report

Brazilian ‘Atlantis’ found (W/Video Report)

Featured Image: Athanasius Kirchers map of Atlantis from around 1669. SOURCE: Wikipedia  (Public-Domain).

Oh, boy. Here we go again.  just how many ‘Atlantis’s’ can they find in one man’s life time? But, of course I wish them luck. . . EDITOR

From The Telegraph (UK) By  12:29PM BST 07 May 2013

Geologists have announced the discovery of what has been dubbed the ‘Brazilian Atlantis’, some 900 miles from Rio.

The legend of Atlantis, a sunken island thought to have once lay between Africa and South America, has been the subject of literary myths for centuries.

But geologists in Brazil have now added their claims to speculation over the precise location of the mysterious land mass, mentioned first by Plato in around 360BC. . . Read Complete Report.

From youtube uploaded by  ReutersVideo

Scientists find sunken continent off Brazil

Published on May 8, 2013

May 8 – A team of Japanese and Brazilian scientists say they may have discovered part of the earth’s original continent off the coast of Brazil before the land masses drifted apart. Jessica Gray reports.