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Extinction Countdown

Giant spitting worm not so giant–or prone to spitting–after all?

giant Palouse earthworm

For the last few years, environmental groups have been calling for the protection of the giant Palouse earthworm (Driloleirus americanus), an incredibly rare species (seen only a few times in the past 110 years) that was said to be more than a meter long, smell like lilies and spit at its attackers. But now scientists [...]

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Octopus Chronicles

Octopus Arms, Human Tongues Intertwine for Science

octopus arms

Unless you’ve eaten sannakji, the Korean specialty of semi-live octopus, you might never have had a squirming octopus arm in your mouth. But you’ve most likely had a very similar experience. In fact, you’re probably having one right now. Octopus arms might seem strange and mysterious, but they are remarkably similar to the human tongue. [...]

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