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Posts tagged vertebrates

November 28, 2018

 

Welcome To The Ocean’s Twilight Zone

Scientists have only recently started exploring the part of the ocean known as “The Twilight Zone.”

September 25, 2017

 

Honey bee covered in pollen

Are Insects Conscious?

Scientists are studying how bees experience life.

June 14, 2016

 

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Acanthostega

All land vertebrates evolved from fish, and Acanthostega—the fossil of a part-fish, part-amphibious creature—pinpoints how we made the leap from water to earth.

June 20, 2014

 

In addition to having really interesting eyes, box jellies also boast one of the most potent stings on earth.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Biomimetic

Can spiders teach engineers about building space probes?

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