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There are many millions of undescribed fungi. As a result, public DNA sequence databases abound with fungal sequences that are unidentified even at the phylum level. Frustrated at this situation, an international group of researchers presents a search function to highlight the fungi we know the least about. The effort hopes to encourage community participation and speed up scientific progress in the enigmatic fungal kingdom. Their research is published in the open-access journal MycoKeys.

There are many millions of undescribed fungi, and public DNA sequence databases contain thousands of fungal sequences that cannot be assigned to any known fungal group with confidence. Many of these sequences have defied .

Lost snake species rediscovered in Mexico. A lost species of snake that eluded scientists for nearly 80 years has been rediscovered in Mexico, a US museum says.  The Clarion Nightsnake was found on the Pacific island of Clarion in Mexico by a researcher from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.

Lost snake species found in Mexico

The Clarion Nightsnake, Hypsiglena unaocularus. Rediscovered after being lost for 80 years.

Ancient DNA shows perfect storm felled Ice Age giants

Giant Ice Age species including elephant-sized sloths and powerful sabre-toothed cats that once roamed the windswept plains of Patagonia, southern South America, were finally felled by a perfect storm of a rapidly warming .

"Look Down at Your Body. You Have Become a Coral." | Motherboard

Researchers at Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab hope to use VR to teach people about the perils of acidification.

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Video: Watch Some Moroccan Goats, Straight Chillin' in a Tree

Argan goat, named after the tree they love to climb. The Argan goat can scale a tree up to 30 feet tall in order to reach its fruit. The sight of so many goats standing non-nonchalantly in a tree makes it appear as if they are growing from the branches.

Pilot Rock considers lethal removal of nuisance turkeys

Pilot Rock City Council looks to ODFW for turkey solutions

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Mashable: Galapagos Islands and nine more world adventures to do before they go extinct Endangered Species: Giant Tortoise, threatened by cattle (competing for grazing vegetation), cats and dogs (preying on young) IMAGE: FLICKR, BRIAN GRATWICKE

10 Wildlife Adventures You Must See Before They Go Extinct

10 places to see before the habitats, animals become extinct

New jellyfish discovered: giant venomous species found off Australia WA specimen of new Irukandji jellyfish sparks particular scientific interest because it has no tentacles

New jellyfish discovered: giant venomous species found off Australia

Giant new species of lethal jellyfish discovered in Australian waters. That's just what Australia needs, another giant poisonous animal.

The Natural World Is an Elephant World Without large herbivores, the wilderness would be a wasteland.

BY JUDE ISABELLA: The Natural World Is an Elephant World - Without large herbivores, the wilderness would be a wasteland.

Real life dragon discovered found in the Lambusango Forest reserve Indonesia. Dragons, reality not mythology! #Dragon #Dragons #Awesome

A Real Life Dragon ~ Gliding Lizard Researchers in Indonesia have discovered what looks like a teeny tiny dragon. This was a nesting female found in the Lambsuango Forest reserve in 2009 and was immediately released after this photograph was taken.

News > Plants & Animals > Crickets fatten up to avoid being eaten by spiders - Caption: Arachnids leave behind chemical cues that influence insect behavior - Credit: PIET SPAANS

News > Plants & Animals > Crickets fatten up to avoid being eaten by spiders - Caption: Arachnids leave behind chemical cues that influence insect behavior - Credit: PIET SPAANS

Big Ugly Salamander May Get Protected: Photos : Discovery News - Caption: It may not be pretty but scientists say the eastern hellbender needs protection. Credit: BRIAN GRATWICKE/FLICKR

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NYC’s Ants Are Tiny but Wildly Efficient Street Cleaning Crews - BY NICK STOCKTON - Alex Turton/Getty Images

NYC's Ants Are Tiny but Wildly Efficient Street Cleaning Crews

NYC’s Ants Are Tiny but Wildly Efficient Street Cleaning Crews - BY NICK STOCKTON - Alex Turton/Getty Images