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Posts tagged vertebrates

June 20, 2014

 

A box jelly swims in an aquarium tank

The Incredible Eye Of The Box Jellyfish

The box jellyfish shows us that evolution is able to produce eyes in more than one way.

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.

December 28, 2010

 

brain_horror

The Enteric Nervous System: Your “Extra” Brain

It would probably make a pretty cheesy horror movie, but the thing is, it's true. In fact, that creature with the extra brain is you.

May 25, 2010

 

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Why Do We Have 10 Fingers And 10 Toes?

Why not 5 or 15? Why is 10 the magic number when it comes to fingers and toes?

March 30, 2009

 

Baby elephant with mother

The Origin of Fingers and Toes

Before about 360 million years ago, no vertebrates had limbs. They all shared the same fish-like body shape. But around that time something exciting happened.

April 15, 2007

 

man examines robot arm

Biomimetic

Can spiders teach engineers about building space probes?

July 15, 2004

 

Acanthostega

Learn about the acanthostega on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Seismic Air-guns

Today's Moment of Science is about the damage done to fish ears by very loud man-made sounds.

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