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snake eating embryos

RUN AWAY When predatory snakes take a bite out of clusters of unhatched red-eyed tree frog embryos, some manage to escape the slaughter by wriggling out of their eggs to safety. 

eye detecting a photon

FLASH OF LIGHT  People were able to detect single photons in a recent study, indicating that human eyes are sensitive to individual particles of light.

Pheidole drogon

A STORM OF SPINES  A newly discovered ant species, named Pheidole drogon after a dragon in Game of Thrones, sports spines that resemble a dragon wing and claw. The ants can’t fly or breathe fire, but their spines are filled with muscles, which may lend support to their giant heads.

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