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Water Fleas Prepare for Space Voyage

Water Fleas Prepare for Space Voyage

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 26, 2015) Scientists are preparing a group of water fleas for a unique voyage into space. The aquatic crustaceans, known as Daphnia, can be used as a miniature model for biomedical research, and their reproductive and swimming behaviour will be tested for signs of stress while on board the International Space Station. Jim Drury went to meet the team. Video provided by Reuters
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Rare Half-Male, Half-Female Butterfly Discovered

Rare Half-Male, Half-Female Butterfly Discovered

Newsy (Jan. 11, 2015) A condition called bilateral gynandromorphy means the butterfly is split down the middle: half male, half female. Video provided by Newsy
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Monarch Butterflies Descend Upon Mexican Forest During Annual Migration

Monarch Butterflies Descend Upon Mexican Forest During Annual Migration

Reuters - Light News Video Online (Dec. 19, 2014) Millions of monarch butterflies begin to descend onto Mexico as part of their annual migration south. Rough Cut (no reporter narration) Video provided by Reuters
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Wired Cockroaches Could Help Find Trapped Disaster Victims

Wired Cockroaches Could Help Find Trapped Disaster Victims

Newsy (Nov. 8, 2014) Researchers at North Carolina State University have equipped cockroaches with special microphones to help them use sound to locate disaster victims. Video provided by Newsy
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