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Scientists Give Archerfish An Eye Exam
2013-03-21 19:32:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Using an eye test developed for the military, Australian scientists from the University of Queensland have determined the visual acuity of archerfish. One of the world´s most unique hunters, archerfish spit a stream of water at their small insect prey — knocking it down into the water where the fish snaps it up. Since the water acts as a barrier for the fish´s senses of smell and sound, the researchers were...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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