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Our picks for the week of May 29-June 4: 

• Look what we found! Every now and then, humans stumble across a new monkey, large lizard or some other incredible animal that we've never seen before. Here are nine newly discovered species that will leave you amazed.

• Never let the packaging fool you. Case in point: do you have any idea what a powerful nutritional punch the avocado offers?

• That cute, oddly colored kitten above isn't a new species — just an animal in need of assistance. Get the whole story and more great images in our gallery of animal photos.

Larry Ellison• You may know the man at left as an America's Cup champion or the co-founder of Oracle. But Larry Ellison is also a bit of a bully when it comes to neighbor relations. 
• Find out why this veteran of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan says electric cars are a matter of national security.

• Many of us romanticize the Amish, and for good reason. But would you look to them for financial advice? Check out "Money Secrets of the Amish" and four other surprising tomes about money. 

• The fuel economy labels unveiled recently offer a wealth of information, from smog ratings to expected savings over a five-year period. (All that on one simple sticker.) 

• This week, we're taking you to Kenya, where the beaches and multicultural vibe of Mombasa await.

• Scientists at Stamford have turned human skin cells into functioning neurons — research that could result in new therapies for Parkinson's disease and other nervous system disorders.

• Mercury may be one of Earth's closest neighbors, but we don't know much about this small planet. Learn more about magnificent Mercury as we continue our stroll through the solar system.

Plus: Don't miss the week in photos, including "Manhattanhenge" and one really excited spelling bee participant. Have a great week.

MNN's week in review: Meet 9 new species and never underestimate the avocado
This week's best bets from Mother Nature Network for the week of May 29-June 4.