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Posts tagged starfish

October 28, 2011

 

Sea Urchin

The Surreal World of Sea Urchins

French filmmaker, Jean Painlevé, ushers us into the disconcerting realm of echinoderms.

September 6, 2007

 

Soldier showing prosthetic arm

Lose an Arm? Grow a New One!

Yes, kids under eleven have been known to regenerate fingertips. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Mending a Broken Heart

Starfish can regenerate their legs, worms can survive being cut into, but what creature can actually fix a broken heart? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Kidney Stones

“Stone” is actually a misleading word, since we might tend to think of a round, smooth pebble. Although some kidney stones are round and smooth, others are jagged, shaped like tiny starfish.

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