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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:14 pm

Each week we find the most interesting and informative articles we can and along the way we uncover amazing and cool images. From new spider species to gaping craters, from powerful lidar images to an ancient crocodile — here you'll discover 9 incredible photos and the stories behind them.
Sparklemuffin:
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In Australia, two new species of the colorful peacock spider were discovered. A grad student found the two creatures in southeast Queensland.


Haunting images:
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In an effort to preserve historic structures in Ethiopia, a pair of historians transformed a new piece of technology into an art form. Lidar technology uses pulses of light to create maps of 3D objects.
[Full Story: 3D Laser Scanner Makes Haunting Works of Art]


More spooky lidar:
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An image of an orphaned boy in Ethiopia, taken using lidar scanning technology. The boy remained still for most of the scan time, but the cleft on his left side was caused by movement during the scan.
[Full Story: 3D Laser Scanner Makes Haunting Works of Art]


Mr. Shovel Mouth:
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In a discovery of seven new species of crocodylian reptiles near the Amazon, one of which had peg-like teeth. Experts believe this reptile used its shovel-like mouth and blunt teeth to scoop and sift through sediment and crush mollusks.
[Full Story: Ancient Croc with 'Shovel Mouth' Likely Enjoyed Clam Dinners]



Gaping holes:
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More strange craters were discovered in Siberia. Experts link the odd holes to a combination of thawing permafrost and escaping gases. More research is needed as the phenomenon may poses risks to people living in the area.
[Full Story: More Mysterious Craters Found in Siberia]


Rare kitty:
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In less than 10 years, the Amur leopard population has doubled. The critically endangered cat has rebounded due to efforts of conservation in the area, namely the Land of the Leopards National Park.
[Full Story: Rarest Big Cat on Earth Starting to Make a Comeback]




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