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Hummingbird vision wired to avoid high-speed collisions

Hummingbird vision wired to avoid high-speed collisions | News we like | Scoop.it
Hummingbirds are among nature's most agile fliers. They can travel faster than 50 kilometres per hour and stop on a dime to navigate through dense vegetation.
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Secret of extinct British marine reptile uncovered

Secret of extinct British marine reptile uncovered | News we like | Scoop.it
The fossil had been in the collections of Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery for more than 30 years until Dean Lomax (25) palaeontologist and Honorary Scientist at The University of Manchester, uncovered its hidden secrets.
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An Obscure African Plant Tells Miners Where to Look for Diamonds 

An Obscure African Plant Tells Miners Where to Look for Diamonds  | News we like | Scoop.it
Diamonds you’re familiar with. Pandanus candelabrum, not so much. And until recently, botanists didn’t pay much attention to this rare, palm-like plant from West Africa either. But the discovery that P.
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This clear purple sea creature is proof the ocean is where aliens hide

Say hi to the Portuguese man o' war. It's purple, it's clear, it looks like a balloon, it's painfully venomous, but it's not a jellyfish and you wouldn't have to convince me too hard that it's from an alien world.
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