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How Owls Turn Their Heads 020113
2013-02-01 11:10:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Where do art and medical science meet? This year, apparently, they meet at the neck of an owl. A team of medical illustrators and neurological imaging experts from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has finally discovered how owls can almost fully rotate their heads without damaging the delicate blood vessels in their neck. Unlike most animals which are far more vulnerable to neck injuries, the nocturnal birds are able to...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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