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Please enjoy this Enoshima Aquarium footage of leptocephalus, eels (and similar kinds of fish) in their transparent larval phase

Please enjoy this Enoshima Aquarium footage of leptocephalus, eels (and similar kinds of fish) in their transparent larval phase. This stage can last longer than most other larval phases, from three months to a year. From wikipedia:<p>This is one of the most diverse groups of teleosts, containing 801 species over the span of 24 orders, 24 families, and 156 genera. It is supposed that this group arose in the Cretaceous period over 140 million years ago…<p>Leptocephali (singular leptocephalus) all have …

Tiny, Ancient Tree-Dweller Was One Of Earth's Earliest Primates

The origin of the first primates — the group that includes humans, apes and monkeys — is thought to lie in the deep past, about 55 million years ago.<p>Fossils from that period are rare. But now, there's an exciting new one. It's called <i>Archicebus achilles,</i> roughly meaning "beginning long-tailed …

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Via jtotheizzoe, watch Return of the Cicadas by Samuel Orr, a beautifully shot film that shows the insect’s unique 17-year life cycle in…

Via jtotheizzoe, watch Return of the Cicadas by Samuel Orr, a beautifully shot film that shows the insect’s unique 17-year life cycle in detail.<p>With soil temperatures along the East Coast now above the mid-60’s, the Brood II cicadas are up and chirping! Check out WNYC/Radiolab’s real-time Cicada Tracker map to see where they have been observed:<p>The video above is a jaw-droppingly superb look at the rise of the magicicada from its underground lair, their mass ascent to the trees, their monstrous …

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Google's Schmidt: The Internet needs a delete button

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says mistakes people make when young can haunt them forever.<p>NEW YORK--The Internet needs a delete button, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Monday.<p>Actions someone takes when young can haunt the person forever, Schmidt said, because the information …

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Mars One astronaut applications near six-digit mark

About a month ago, a rather ambitious plan was unveiled – to colonize Mars with astronauts who will never return to Earth. With such a harsh reality …

Space Science