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Fascinating 500-Million-Year-Old Worm Had Legs

Fascinating 500-Million-Year-Old Worm Had Legs

Researchers have recently revealed the physical characteristics of a 500-million-year-old fossil — a worm-like creature with hairy front appendages and hook-like back claws.  Ovatiovermis cribratus was discovered in the Burgess shale and concluded to be a...

Mass Animal Beachings Due to Solar Storms?

Mass Animal Beachings Due to Solar Storms?

The worldwide phenomenon of animal beachings has been loosely attributed to many scientific theories, including solar storms — but this is the first time researchers will collect enough data to officially solve the plaguing mystery. Various...

Zebra Shark Gives ‘Miraculous’ Virgin Birth to Three Live Pups

Zebra Shark Gives ‘Miraculous’ Virgin Birth to Three Live Pups

Scientists recently observed the first ever documented asexual reproduction of a zebra shark  in captivity — a promising occurrence for the IUCN listed endangered species. Zebra sharks naturally inhabit the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific...

T-rex of the Sea had Skull the Size of a Human

T-rex of the Sea had Skull the Size of a Human

The fossils of an ancient crocodile were discovered in Tunisia — revealing an animal with a 30ft long body and a skull the size of a human.  Researchers were digging for fossils in Tunisia, Africa...

Australia’s Claim to Dinosaur Fame: Jurassic Park of Oz

Australia’s Claim to Dinosaur Fame: Jurassic Park of Oz

Dinosaur fossils in Australia are historically rare findings — and only recently have scientists begun to dig deep enough into the continent’s rocky layers to expose the mysterious animals that once lived there.  Australia...

Fish Use Urine to Display Aggression

Fish Use Urine to Display Aggression

Certain species of fish are capable of transmitting signals through their pee — an unusual discovery providing fascinating insight into the communication abilities of marine life. Extensive research has been performed on the utilization of visual and...

Extraordinary Spiked Animal Actually Glows in the Dark

Extraordinary Spiked Animal Actually Glows in the Dark

The spiky yellow woodlouse resembles a miniature barbed worm — but boasts the amazing ability to glow in the dark, making up for any lack in physical size.  The spiky yellow woodlouse (pseudolaureola atlantica) is a unique...

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