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Top 10 Crazy New Species Found in 2014: A Cartwheeling Spider, Neon Sea-Slug, and the Bird From Hell

Scientific American shared a list of the top 10 most interesting new species discovered last year. The fascinating list was published by the International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE) at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry on May 21. 746 more words

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VIDEO: Watch This Chameleon Hatch and Take Its First Steps - Amazing!

There is a reason this video of a chameleon hatching – posted in 2008 – has over 1,715,098 views. I could do without the epic music, but overall this video is absolutely captivating; it starts changing colors within minutes. 204 more words

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Beetle Butt, Beetle Butt, Beetle Butt! - This Insect Shoots Hot Nasty Liquid Out of Its Abdomen

Bombardier beetles are famous in the insect world, not because they have colorfully patterned wings or a nasty bite, but because they have a very unique defense mechanism: When disturbed or attacked, the beetles produce an internal chemical explosion in their abdomen and then expel a jet of boiling, irritating liquid toward their attackers. 255 more words

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Crazy X-Ray Images Show Python Digesting an Alligator Whole - And it Only Took 7 Days!

Have you ever wondered what it looks like when snakes digest their prey? As humans, we tend to eat certain parts of animals… while snakes eat and digest… 385 more words

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Hope You’re Not Afraid of Spiders, Because This Species Can Change Color!

A species of crab spider has the ability to slowly change color based on its background. More specifically, the female whitebanded crab spider changes from white to yellow (and the reverse) to ambush prey when hunting. 231 more words

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Arkansas Man's Kidney Failure Likely Linked to His 16-Glass a Day Iced Tea Habit

An Arkansas man went to the hospital last May complaining of nausea, fatigue, weakness, and body aches. After doctors conducted a kidney biopsy, they realized his kidneys were failing due to a high number of oxalate crystals found in the tissue. 178 more words

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This 'Punk Rock' Frog Can Change Its Skin From Spiky To Silky Smooth

We are familiar with amphibians and reptiles that can change color, but this frog can actually change the texture of its skin! This unique feature makes it the only vertebrate known to do so. 162 more words

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