Deep Time : A History of the Earth - Interactive Infographic Life on the planet started astonishingly early. The first living organisms, in the current model of evolution, are thought to be Prokaryotes1. The oldest known fossilised prokaryotes have been dated to approximately 3.5 billion years ago, only 1 billion years after the formation of the Earth's crust. Eukaryotes2 are more advanced organisms with complex cell structures, each of which contains a nucleus. Teach Children ESL - Games Title: Pond Jump! - Board Game Description: FULL GAME SET!!! Includes cards, markers, etc. Hop, hop, hop across the pond! Deep Sea Explorers Stumble Upon A Creature They Can Hardly Believe Is Real While there’s no shortage of weird and wacky ideas in science fiction about what creatures from other planets might look like, few are quite as remarkable as those that can actually be found right here on Earth. Recently, a team from the Nautilus Live expedition piloting a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) happened upon one of the most fascinating-looking lifeforms in the world -- this rare, purple siphonophore roving through the ocean’s depths. Even the experienced deep sea explorers, well-acquainted with the marine animals, had a hard time accepting that what they were seeing was really real. “Wow. Okay, that’s awesome,” says one ROV operator. “I can’t believe that’s a living thing.”
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Wolves Introduced To Park To Revitalize Ecosystem George Monbiot calls it one of "the most exciting scientific findings in the past half century." That's a lofty statement, but one that he's willing to back up. The scientific finding that Monbiot is referring to is a 'trophic cascade,' in which the reintroduction (or removal) of the top predator of an ecosystem drastically changes said ecosystem in numerous ways. In 1995, wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park after having been absent for several decades. As a result, an incredible change was now underway. With wolves back on the scene, the deer population reduced.
Myrmedrome - A real ant colony simulator MYRMEDROME is an ant colony simulator which tries to imitate the ants’ life as well as possible without introducing artificial effects. The simulation is based on the fundamental principle that each ant is not enough intelligent to understand it lives in a complex community, nor it is able to organize tasks in its colony. Therefore, each ant lives and works following some simple rules interacting (unaware of it) with the others by chemical signals. These thousands of connections rise a self-organization of the whole colony, which leads an observer to believe that someone imposed some kind of strategy. This Someone is named... Evolution. Collection of beautiful strange creatures part II The White Dragon King Crown Beta is one of the coolest looking fish ever This is the chrysalis (or cocoon) of the Metallic Mechanitis butterfly from Costa Rica The Male Moustache Fighting of the Emei Moustache Toad Sleeping red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas)
Animal Adaptations Being able to adapt is a matter of life or death. Animals who can't adapt - die! For animals, adaptation is the idea that animals have developed features that help them to survive and thrive where they live.