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quite beautiful under the microscope...Kaiser/Robert van Syoc for the Observer The easternmost atoll in the Pacific Ocean, Clipperton Island is all that remains visible of an extinct volcano that rises above sea level by up to 100ft.
New research from Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., Ph.D., professor of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and a world-renowned itch expert, shows that how good scratching an itch feels is related to the itch's location. While previous studies by
Dr Michelle Kelly and a visiting scientist, Professor Jean Vacelet from Centre d'Oceanologie de Marseille, have recently discovered and described three "previously unknown species" of carnivorous sponges from the family Cladorhizidae. The scientists
The paron shrimp, Gelastocaris paronae , is a commensal species that associates with various sponges, such as Axinella species, in the Indo-Pacific region. The crustacean's camouflage is so effective that it appears to literally melt into its host.
The corona, as it is known, is millions of degrees hotter than the star's visible surface layer, or photosphere. Two satellites have now identified jets of super-heated gas, called spicules, shooting up from just above the Sun's surface into the
Scientists have found the answer to one of the most long-standing mysteries of physics: Why the Sun's outer atmosphere or the corona, is millions of degrees hotter than its surface. They have discovered a major source of hot gas that replenishes the
This weird and wonderful sponge, looks like a fungus with its stalked body, and is covered with miniature spinning top spicules' rather like the things that we played with when we were kids, says Dr Kelly. To be in the running to win Top Ten Species
The sponge is new to science, probably a new genus, and was found on the Macquarie Ridge to the southwest of New Zealand in 2008. Despite numerous surveys all around New Zealand, the Macquarie Ridge is the first place that this species was found. A