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Best of 2017 // #89: Our Oldest Relative

Only seen through an electron microscope, Saccorhytus coronarius is a newly discovered, but oldest and most primitive deuterostome, a large branch in the animal...
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Best of 2017 // #87: Naked Mole Rats Don’t Need Air

Naked Mole Rats were already weird.  They got even weirder this past year when it was discovered that these cold-blooded, long-lived, pain-immune, cancer-resistant rats...
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New Colourful Species of Crayfish Discovered in Indonesia

Nature has always managed to amaze us with its colourful displays, and a new species of crayfish is no different.  Crayfish are generally brown,...
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Best of 2017 // #98: Eggs, Explained

The Eggs we all know and love for breakfast span a range of colours, shapes and sizes.  That range, however, pales in comparison to...
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This is the World’s Cutest Frog

This is Breviceps Macrops, a frog native to a small area in South Africa and Namibia fronting along the coastline.  They spend their lives...

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