In this video, a ciliate dies to our edification. This is hardly a snuff film, however, as a ciliate is a microscopic protozoa about 150 micrometers long. And yet the departure of this loxodes magnus individual from the mortal coil has much to tell us about the chemical vicissitudes of existence.
Scientists discovered this newly-hatched ghost shark at a depth of .7 miles near the South Island of New Zealand. Ghost sharks aren't actually sharks but rather chimaeras with mostly cartilage skeletons. As they live at great depths, ghost sharks are quite elusive and juveniles are exceedingly rare to see. From BBC News: The scientists from… READ THE REST
Behold, Humbertium covidum! Scientists from the National Museum of Natural History, France and colleagues named this newly-discovered predatory flatworm "as homage to the numerous casualties worldwide of the COVID-19 pandemic," they write in their research paper. "Furthermore, a large part of this study was written during the lockdowns." From Science Alert: H. covidum is small, around 3… READ THE REST
A carnivorous plant with leaves that snap shut around insects and spiders? What's not to love! Real Science reveals the weird biology of Dionaea muscipula, aka the Venus flytrap. Native to North and South Carolina in the US, the plant was first described in 1759 by Colonial governor Arthur Dobbs. The following is from a… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. From steamy date nights to warm summer evenings filled with s'mores, a flickering flame can make all kinds of magic happen. But if you're walking around with a dinky set of… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Whether you're a professional swimmer or simply enjoy swimming as a leisurely pursuit, the peaceful sound of waves can only keep you going for so long. But imagine how exciting your deep drives might be… READ THE REST