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Earlier PZ Myers disputed the claim that the recently-notorious 4-legged duck was the product of “genetic changes” as reported by the media. Taking a look at the morphology of the poor bird’s extra legs, it much more likely that the duck suffers from a phenomenon known as “parasitic limb” or “parasitic twin” in humans. For…

Japanese marine biologists came across a rare frilled shark, which was sick and had moved to shallow waters. These sharks are considered “living fossils” as they haven’t changed much for millions of years. They usually live around 2000-3000 feet deep, and this is the first time a live one has been caught on tape since…