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Posts tagged scales

December 30, 2016

 

Feathers and fur are heavily modified scales.

The Link Between Fur, Feather And Scales

Embryonic studies can reveal the similarities between animals that seem very different.

December 14, 2016

 

A close-up image of a red panda's fur and whiskers.

Hair, Fur, Quills, And Scales

The main difference between hair and fur is where it grows, not what it's made of.

June 8, 2015

 

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Butterfly Wings

Wings elevate butterflies from creepy, crawly status to majestic heights.

December 13, 2004

 

Smallest Fish

What is the smallest fish? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Gorgons. For Real

Paleontologists in South Africa recently discovered the first complete skeleton of a pre-dinosaur creature called Gorgonopsid, or "Gorgon" for short.

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