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  1. Explosion of a Sphagnum palustre capsule

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    (Recorded at 10,000 fps with a 0.097 ms exposure; displayed at 15 fps.) A clear “mushroom cloud” vortex ring forms and reaches a nearly fixed width within 0.5 ms. Spores are carried upward…

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    • Rocky Mountain tailed frog jump and landing

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      The Rocky Mountain tailed frog and others in its family learned to jump early in frog evolution, but have still not mastered a clean landing. Credit: Richard L. Essner Jr.

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      • Follow the leader

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        Pigeons flocks have followers and leaders, reveals an analysis of data recorded by GPS devices in the birds’ backpacks. While the flock member designated as red isn’t the fastest bird,…

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        • Testing, testing

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          In a sped-up video of tortoise tests in a lab, animals with no coaching fail to get a treat on the other side of wire fence. When researchers let the trained tortoise Wilhelmina demonstrate, an observer…

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          • The simulated dwarf

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            This supercomputer simulation relies on a refined understanding of dark matter and star formation to reproduce observed features of a dwarf galaxy. Credit: Governato et al. Found in 'Supernova…

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            • Driving While Texting

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              Hang up and drive – This video shows student volunteers at the University of Utah sending and receiving text messages while simultaneously driving on a traffic simulator. Found in "Texting…

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              • Eversion in the air

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                The mighty Muscovy duck: Unlike mammals and turtles, for example, a male Muscovy duck uses lymph instead of blood to inflate his penis, which he can do in a third of a second, a new study shows. Also…

              • How cancer cells move and spread

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                Breast cancer cells (shown in green) individually peel off from the main tumor when they get a "go" signal from a type of growth factor called TGF-beta. Cells can also move in clumps, but…

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                • Bar Fly

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                  This fruit fly has been exposed to ethanol vapor, which renders it uncoordinated. Found in "Fruit flies can be alchololics too" online at: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/news/id/50640/title/Fruit_flies_can_be_alcoholics_too Credit:…

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                  • Supersonic flows in action

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                    As a stone plows into still water, it plows out a column of air. The column collapses in an hourglass shape, and the escaping air (in this video, the air is filled with smoke for visibility) shoots…

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                    • Cricket Takes Plunge?

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                      A new species of raspy cricket is caught on film pollinating the Reunion island orchid Angraecum cadetii. It is the first documented instance of flower pollination by a cricket. Found in "Jiminy…

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                      • Shrimpy surprise

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                        This video feed comes from a camera looking upward from the bottom of a hole that has just been drilled through the ice using a jet of warm water; the jet creates a scalloped pattern as it swirls…

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