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January 12, 2019

The Pitcher and the Carpenter

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From Natural Geographic: "The fanged pitcher plant and the carpenter ant (seen here in Borneo) have a mutualistic relationship: While the plant's pitcher stem provides a home for small ant colonies of up to 30 individuals, the ants keep the chemistry of the pitcher's liquid balanced by removing large insects that have found their way inside. If the insects were to rot in the liquid, it would spoil."

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January 12, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

History Report

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January 12, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

China's Chang´e 4 Takes Panoramic Photos of the Far Side of the Moon

Since its soft landing on January 3, it's been busy.

January 12, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cafe Wall Illusion

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The horizontal lines are straight.

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January 12, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Kara Swisher's new best friend

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January 12, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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