Yellow Rumped Leaf Eared Mouse; World’s Highest Dwelling Mammal

Last summer, scientists reported finding the world’s highest-dwelling mammal, a yellow-rumped leaf-eared mouse, which was seen scampering among the upper reaches of Llullaillaco, the world’s highest historically active volcano, straddling Argentina and Chile. (Photo courtesy of

Devil Worm Has Had Its Genome Mapped

The devil worm, a nematode that lives a mile beneath the Earth’s surface, has had its genome mapped. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)