I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (14 December 2013)

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Today I learned that the dragonfly nymph’s Alien-like ballistic jaws are powered by its anus. Thanks, Bug Girl.

“The ants are called crazy ants. That’s their actual name.” By Jon Mooallem. But see this counterpoint from Alex Wild.

A study of 46 species finds no connection between ageing & lifespan. Cool, baffling

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