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Octopus 'City' Found Off the Coast of Australia

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT

(image) In the waters of Jervis Bay, just off the coast of eastern Australia, lies a city bustling with life—octopus life, that is. As Ephrat Livni writes for Quartz, researchers found an octopus "city" composed of 15 of the eight-legged beasts known as ... Discuss



Size matters when it comes to extinction risk

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT

(image) The biggest and the smallest of the world's animals are most at risk of dying out, according to a new analysis. Size matters when it comes to extinction risk, with vertebrates in the so-called "Goldilocks zone" - not too big and not too small - winning ...



Mutant butterflies reveal the genetic roots of colorful wings

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT

(image) Engineered mutant butterflies give a glimpse deep into the genetic roots of wing patterns, an international team reported Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors of the new study rearranged colors on butterfly wings ...