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Posts tagged invertebrates

November 1, 2011

 

close up of a fruit fly

Flies’ Eyes And Human Eyes May Be Closely Related

Scientists found that nearly identical genes play key roles in the formation of the eyes in mammals and fruit flies.

April 6, 2011

 

statue staring at the sun

Why Do I Sometimes See Tiny Moving Dots?

Those tiny dots are actually blood cells moving in the retina of your eye.

May 13, 2009

 

Colorful reef squid

When Over-eating Can Kill

It would only take a single oversized meal to kill or cause brain injury to a squid.

March 17, 2004

 

Wolf Spider Mating Choices

A woman will marry the man who reminds her of her father; a man will marry someone similar to his mother. What other species marries based on familiarity?

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