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New tarantula species named after singer Johnny Cash

From Sci-News.com in the USA:

Aphonopelma johnnycashi: Newfound Tarantula Species Named after Johnny Cash

Feb 5, 2016 by Enrico de Lazaro

A team of researchers, directed by Dr.

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New water mites discovery in the Netherlands

This video says about itself:

A tiny species of water mite (taxa Hydracarina, species unresolved) and microworms (Panagrellus redivivus, a nematode) in a still-water aquarium.

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Can jellyfish clone themselves?

Yes! If jellyfish get hurt and a part of them falls off, that part will turn into a new jellyfish with the same DNA and genes! 128 more words


Scarce large blue butterflies have Dutch carnival float

In carnival in the Netherlands this year, there is not only participation by Syrian refugees.

Translated from the Dutch Vlinderstichting entomologists:

Feb 4, 2016 – This weekend the time has come: carnival.

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In an age of humans, can the arts save the planet?

The rapid decline of the global environment is an inescapable fact. The Earth’s major oxygen sources, coral reefs and rain forests, are disappearing along with the species that live in them. 1,167 more words


Ladybird Beetle (family Coccinellidae)

I was always very fond of ladybugs as a child. They were pretty and bright, didn’t bite, and I was always told that they were ‘good insects’, that ate aphids and therefore protected gardens. 494 more words


Bee pollinates orchid, video

Jean Claessens, the maker of this video, writes about it:

In Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) I had the chance to observe the pollination of the orchid Spiranthes spiralis…

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