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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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A Farewell to Formalin-Soaked Frogs?

VirtualEarthwormDissection

Source: from Virtual Dissection Method Could Reinvigorate Zoology by Adrian Giordani on the Guest Blog Credit: Image courtesy of Alexander Ziegler Whether you dissected an earthworm, frog, cat or fetal pig in a science class during your childhood, you probably remember the stuffy smell of formalin that hovered around your classroom and tagged along with [...]

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