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The artist and her evolution - Harvard Gazette


Harvard Gazette
The first thing Rosamond Purcell photographed at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology back in the 1980s was a pangolin, or scaly anteater, with “armor-like overlapping limpet shells and rapier claws.” The animal caught her eye because of its ...

Bio bots: robots that mimic animal physiology - The Guardian


The Guardian
Hive of activity: bee-like robots could be sent to Mars. Photograph: Getty/Science Photo Library RF. Marsbees. Last week, Nasa announced that it is developing robotic bees to gather information about areas of Mars that wouldn't be accessible to a Mars ...

Who Cares If They're Cute? This Zoologist Accepts Animals On Their Own Terms - NPR


NPR
Zoologist Lucy Cooke says humans have got it all wrong about sloths. "People think that because the animal is slow that it's somehow useless and redundant," she says. But in fact, "they are incredibly successful creatures." Cooke is the founder of the ...

Animal

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Animals are a major group of multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia or Metazoa. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop, although some undergo a process of metamorphosis later on in their life. Most animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently. All animals are also heterotrophs, meaning they must ingest other organisms or their products for sustenance. Most known animal phyla appeared in the fossil record as marine species during the Cambrian explosion, about 542 million years ago.

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