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Five organisms with real super powers that rival their comic book counterparts

deep sea, ecology, evolution, Natural Science, Popular Culture, ScienceJanuary 2, 2013

There is no force more creative than the painstakingly slow process of evolution. Ever wanted to walk through walls? Naked mole rats can physically bore through concrete. How about fly? There are a couple dozen different ways to accomplish that goal, even if you’re a squid. Incredible power of regeneration? Flatworms, roundworms, and echinoderms have us beat. Among […]

Heroes and Villains

Popular CultureJuly 13, 2010

The following is a repost from the old Southern Fried Science WordPress blog. The original can be found here. I finally got the chance to watch Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog last week. After watching and enjoying, I started thinking about something. We have our heroes, the stalwart defenders of whatever, mostly absolute in their righteousness; […]

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