A spectacular 100 million years old tree ferm stem
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A spectacular 100 million years old tree ferm stem


Protopteris singeri used to live in Central Europe during the Cretaceous period

 



A red kite catching fish
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A red kite catching fish


The red kite (Milvus milvus) lives in Europe and North Africa. At signs of danger, a mother will signal the young who will "play dead" when a predator is near.

 



The resplendent quetzal is the sacred bird of the Maya
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The resplendent quetzal is the sacred bird of the Maya


It is the national bird of Guatemala, and its image is found on the country's flag and coat of arms. It also lends its name to the country's currency, the Guatemalan quetzal

 



This lobster is as old as dinosaurs
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This lobster is as old as dinosaurs


Enoploclythia leachi inhabited the current Central Europe 70 to 100 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous

 



The standard treatment for the guinea worm is 3500 years old
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The standard treatment for the guinea worm is 3500 years old


The method still used today consisting in wrapping the worm around a stick and pulling it out is found in the Ebers Papyrus, an Egyptian medical papyrus dating to around 1550 BC

 



Swans trying synchronized swimming
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Swans trying synchronized swimming


 



A blue-throated keeled lizard with three tails  found in Kosovo
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A blue-throated keeled lizard with three tails found in Kosovo


The tails measure 30, 15, and 10 mm. It is likely that the base of the lizard's spine was fractured and that a tail grew from each vertebra

 



There is a mobile money transfer service called M-Pesa
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There is a mobile money transfer service called M-Pesa


Used mainly in African countries, it can also be used for deposits, withdrawals, and to pay for goods and services. It has provided an access to a formal financial system for millions of people.

 



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All young flamingos hatch with greyish plumage


Watch the video to learn more!

 



The Giant Panda has 6 fingers on each hand
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The Giant Panda has 6 fingers on each hand


Its opposable "false thumb" is actually a modified bone. It allows the Giant Panda to hold bamboo while eating. The biologist Stephen Jay Gould discusses this feature in his book of essays on evolution and biology, The Panda's Thumb

 



This is a rare specimen of chrysanthemum rock
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This is a rare specimen of chrysanthemum rock


The flower-like pattern is made of celestite and calcium deposits, on black limestone

 



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Divers dwarfed by an enormous sunfish!


The ocean sunfish or common mola (Mola mola) is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. Adults typically weigh between 247 and 1,000 kg (545–2,205 lb)

 



A turtle eating a jellyfish for breakfast!
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A turtle eating a jellyfish for breakfast!


Bon appetit!

 



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Imagine you’re a snake. How do you climb a brick wall?


Like that.

 



Deers are now invading New York City
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Deers are now invading New York City


In 2014, an aerial, infrared survey of Staten Island found 793 individuals living there