Science News: 11/13/13

Happy Wednesday, everybody! Lots of good news this week, from asteroids that aren’t going to kill us all to several awesome new species (and babies of everyone’s favorite new species of the year). Also, updates on the supposed global wine shortage and early puberty epidemic. On the terrible end of the spectrum, though, there’s Haiyan.

Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is an Olinguito

Yesterday, science announced the discovery of a new species – the olinguito. It’s an extremely cute mammal that a researcher described as “a cross between a teddy bear and a house cat.” I fully expect the dedicated olinguito Tumblrs to have popped up by Monday.