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ArcherFish Water Pistol

Archerfish are extremely accurate at shooting jets of water at their prey - and studies have shown that they practically always hit their target on the first shot, for a distance of up to 3m away (9ft). This is mainly... Continue Reading →

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Meet the Microcosmos

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Feather Stars

Feather stars are sea animals that belong to the phylum Echinodermata and the class Crinoidea. A feather star is not the same as a starfish (also known as a sea star and sometimes misspelled as star fish). Close relatives of... Continue Reading →

T. Rex had an air conditioner in its head, study suggests

Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs on the planet, had an air conditioner in its head, suggest scientists from the University of Missouri, Ohio University and University of Florida, while challenging over a century of previous beliefs. In... Continue Reading →

Peregrine Falcons

Peregrine falcons are built for speed. They’ve been clocked at more than 380 kilometers per hour when diving. This video from Deep Look examines some of the features that make these birds of prey so fast, from the shape of their eyes to... Continue Reading →

Insects feel persistent pain after injury, evidence suggests

Scientists have known insects experience something like pain since 2003, but new research published today from Associate Professor Greg Neely and colleagues at the University of Sydney proves for the first time that insects also experience chronic pain that lasts... Continue Reading →

Birds During a Total Solar Eclipse

What do birds do during a total solar eclipse? Darkness descends more quickly in a total eclipse than during sunset, but returns just as quickly -- and perhaps unexpectedly to the avians -- just a few minutes later. Stories about the unusual... Continue Reading →

Dandelion Flight

These little guys manage to get just about everywhere, thanks in part to their amazing ability to stay windborne for up to 150 km! To do that, the dandelion uses a bristly umbrella of tiny filaments, known as a pappus,... Continue Reading →

How octopus arms make decisions

Researchers studying the behavior and neuroscience of octopuses have long suspected that the animals' arms may have minds of their own. A new model being presented in Bellevue, Washington State, is the first attempt at a comprehensive representation of information... Continue Reading →

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