What sand (proper beach-sand, I assume, not the stuff that’s really just small pebbles) looks like at 250x magnification. Sometimes the world is kind of awesome.
Oh wow, this is just stunning.
[image: microscope photograph of sand; the individual grains look like multi-coloured pebbles.]
Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, are researching how the common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) evades predators by matching the colour, pattern and posture of its body to the background. When the animal was placed next to artificial algae in the lab, it struck a pose to mimic its neighbour. | +
Is it wrong that I want to replace the plant with an action figure?
Finally, we can access Discovery’s video library. This is long-awaited by us; tracking down their clips and rights for exhibits has been a monumental pain in the past. Huzzah!