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The mystery of deformed frogs

Since 1995 deformed frogs have been turning up. Call them the canaries in the coal mine for environmental health. Frogs are showing signs of some kind of stress. So is it a parasite? Pollution? A natural phenomenon? Cannibalism? Fungus? Ultraviolet light? Something in the water? Video from YouTube The tap water data referred to in…

You have to see this to believe it. This video from CNN shows how a 31-pound cat is losing weight by walking on an underwater treadmill. I wonder how they were able to get this cat to even stay in the water. I think my cat would lose more weight in the process of fighting…

Fish water jet

Check out this video of an archer fish (Toxotes jaculatrix) shooting down prey by creating a water jet: Here it is again in slow motion: Until now, the mechanism by which the archer fish produces such a powerful jet of water was a mystery. Contrary to prior hypotheses, the fish do not have specialized internal…