13 Intriguing New Species Discovered In 2013

February 7, 2014

Even as humans continually encroach on environmentally sensitive habitats of various creatures, mankind keeps discovering new animal species. Actually, there are considerably more undiscovered species out there—scientists estimate about 8 million—compared to the 2 million that have been identified and cataloged.

Around 18,000 new species are discovered every year. In 2013, an expedition to Suriname by members of Global Wildlife Conservation and Conservation International, among other organizations, was particularly fruitful. The trip yielded 60 new species living in the mountainous southeastern region of the country in remote, unexplored rain forests.

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17 Top Images from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

February 7, 2014
Aerial Series in Sony World Photography Awards

Aerial Series by Emmanuel Coupe-Kalomiris, Source: Daily Mail

There are few photography achievements more prestigious than the Sony World Photography awards. While the Photographer of the Year title will not be announced until April 30th in London, the World Photography Organisation (WPO) released its shortlist for this year’s awards in early February. The shortlist—which represents international amateur, professional and youth photography—contains some of the most incredible, breathtaking contemporary photos from 2013.

Campaign Category in Sony World Photography Awards

Big Cat, Little Cat by George Logan, Source: BuzzFeed

Sony World Photography Awards from India

Yellow Fellow by Anurag Kumar, Source: South China Morning Post

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What We Love This Week, Volume LI

February 7, 2014
Chinese New Year Fire

Source: The Atlantic

Incredible Footage Of The Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Chicks

Source: The Atlantic

A week ago today, people around the world welcomed the Chinese New Year–or this year, the Year of the Wooden Horse. From China to the Chinatowns of the world, families crammed into temples and fireworks painted the night skies, all to welcome a year of patience and cooperation. In Chinese astrology, the horse is associated with kindness, strength and companionship. For more shots of how many ushered in the new year, The Atlantic has a fantastic spread.

Chinese New Year Tree

Source: The Atlantic

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