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'Living fossil' crabs mysteriously dying in Japan

Hundreds of horseshoe crabs—known as "living fossils" as they are among the earth's oldest creatures—have washed ashore dead in southern Japan, confounding experts who study the alien-like sidewalkers.

dateSep 15, 2016 in Ecology
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Finding things in complex environments

Have you ever looked for something in a teenager's bedroom? Tough, isn't it? Everyday experience tells us that when the background is cluttered, it's harder to find an object. But how should we define "complexity" and can ...

dateSep 14, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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