A pea-sized seahorse, the world’s longest insect, a "ghost slug" and the world’s smallest snake were among the top 10 species discovered in 2008, a committee of scientists said Friday.
A scene of devastation emerged Wednesday as circling helicopters broadcast images of housing developments smashed by tornadoes and severe storms that killed at least eight people in south-central Oklahoma Tuesday. Storms ripped roofs off several homes and left twisted metal and other debris scattered across the area
The severe storms that uprooted trees, demolished homes and killed at least eight people in central Oklahoma on Tuesday are expected to weaken Wednesday, authorities said. A tornado watch that was in effect early Wednesday for central Oklahoma was lifted, the National Weather Service said.