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THREE HEARTS FOR CEPHALOPODS

There’s nothing half-hearted about cephalopods. These tentacular marine creatures, including the octopus, squid and cuttlefish, have three hearts apiece.Two brachial hearts on either side of the cephalopod’s body oxygenate blood by pumping it through the blood vessels of the gills, and the systemic heart in the center of the body pumps oxygenated blood from the gills through the rest of the organism, said Michael Vecchione. 47 more words

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MEET 2 NEW SPIDER SPECIES:'SKELETORUS' AND 'SPARKLEMUFFIN'

A male of the peacock spider species Maratus jactatus, which is nicknamed Sparklemuffin, lifts its leg as part of a mating dance.Two gorgeous new species of peacock spiders nicknamed “Skeletorus” and”Sparklemuffin” have been discovered in Australia, according to a new report.The two new species were found in southeast Queensland by Madeline Girard, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley who studies peacock spiders, and a friend who went with her into the field.

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AMID RECORD-BREAKING POACHING,WILDLIFE EXPERTS SEEK TO SMASH A BLACK MARKET

NEW YORK — Eight months ago, you could probably walk a few blocks from here, the Central Park Zoo, and find ivory for sale at a shop on Madison Avenue.But not anymore: Last year, New York Gov. 41 more words

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Why Science is so Hard to Believe

We have trouble digesting randomness; our brains crave pattern and meaning.

Even for scientists, the scientific method is a hard discipline. They, too, are vulnerable to confirmation bias — the tendency to look for and see only evidence that confirms what they already believe. 250 more words

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