Animals

NEWS: Mystery Humanoid Monkey on the Loose in Santa Fe, Texas

NEWS: Mystery Humanoid Monkey on the Loose in Santa Fe, Texas

A mystery animal is on the run in Santa Fe, Texas, terrorizing people and cats alike. Several witnesses have reported spotting a humanoid creature resembling some type of monkey, possibly a chimpanzee, on the loose and - in at least one case - trying to nab someone’s cat. Is it a rogue chimp escaped from a traveling circus? Did a small Bigfoot take a wrong turn in the woods and end up in Santa Fe? Check out all the available details from the developing story.

NEWS: Remarkably Preserved Dinosaur Mummy Unveiled in Alberta, Canada

NEWS: Remarkably Preserved Dinosaur Mummy Unveiled in Alberta, Canada

Scientists hail it as perhaps the best-preserved dinosaur specimen ever uncovered. You can’t even see its bones. That’s because, 110 million years later, those bones remain covered by the creature’s intact skin and armor. Indeed, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada recently unveiled a dinosaur so well-preserved that many have taken to calling it not a fossil, but an honest-to-goodness “dinosaur mummy.”

NEWS: Children in Ohio Creek Have Close Encounter with a Crocodile

NEWS: Children in Ohio Creek Have Close Encounter with a Crocodile

The phrase “you don’t see that every day” rang frighteningly true for a group of children swimming in an Ohio creek last week, when it was discovered they were sharing the water with a seven-and-a-half-foot crocodile! The group of 16 kids were in a creek in Preble County as part of a weekly activity related to nature. They had just finished a lesson about how fish escape predators lurking in the shadows, when they suddenly encountered the foreign reptilian predator themselves.

NEWS: Human-Monkey Chimeras Created in China

NEWS: Human-Monkey Chimeras Created in China

In a controversial first, a team of researchers have been creating embryos that are part human and part monkey. Spanish-born biologist Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte, who operates a lab at the Salk Institute in California has been working with monkey researchers in China to perform the disturbing research. Their objective is to create “human-animal chimeras,” in this case monkey embryos to which human cells are added. 

NEWS: Man Says He's Captured Video of a 25-to-30-Foot-Long Monster Shark

NEWS: Man Says He's Captured Video of a 25-to-30-Foot-Long Monster Shark

Is it Megalodon? Nah, but a man vacationing near Cape Cod believes he did catch sight of a 25-to-30-foot-long Great White Shark, and has a video to prove it. Could it really be a monster Great White, or is this a classic case of misidentification? If it’s a GWS, then it’s one of the biggest ever on record! Read the details and then click to see the video as it first appeared on Geekologie.

NEWS: Bear Opens Van Doors 'Like a Person' in Tennessee

NEWS: Bear Opens Van Doors 'Like a Person' in Tennessee

Can you imagine coming out to your minivan for a quick family ice cream trip, and instead finding a giant, hairy creature with a mouth full of teeth inside?! No, it’s not Sasquatch, but in “weird news of the day,” a family in Tennessee caught sight of a big bear standing upright and using his dextrous paws to open their van doors! Does this prove that bear sightings can often be mistaken for Bigfoot sightings? Or is there just more to this strange world than we are typically get the chance to witness? Read the full article and watch the video here.