South America

Environment

'Romeo and Juliet' give hope for survival of the Sehuencas water frog

Until recently, Sehuencas water frogs were among the more than 500 species of frogs and other amphibians on the brink of extinction. Just one male, named Romeo, was living in a lab in Bolivia, assumed to be the last of his species. But researchers recently found five more of these frogs in a cloud forest in the mountains of Bolivia. They took one of the females, named her Juliet, and brought her to meet Romeo.

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Star Search

Astronomers are counting on APEX, one of the highest telescopes in the world, to answer one of astronomy's greatest mysteries: how a star is born.

Development & Education

South American fun race

Today's Geo Quiz takes us to Latin America. The Fun Race Four is all about mud and gasoline. 500 teams compete in one of South America's most popular off-road motor races. The race has taken place for ten years in the country we'd like you to name.