Mantis shrimp have divided into two distinct groups based on weaponry. Smashers have developed hard clubs that they use to crack open hard-shelled prey, while Spearers have long and sharp spines at the tip of their claws for spearing their prey. Both use their weapons with lightning speed, showing that their nickname, “thumb splitters”, is well-earned.


Drone Footage Shows Atomic Swirl Made of People as Part of March for Science

Drone footage published on April 22, Earth Day, showed a group of people on a beach in Cairns, Australia, arranging themselves in the shape of a giant atomic swirl as part of March for Science events happening around the world.

In the middle of the swirl, material had been arranged in the shape of Australia. Credit: Vimeo/BIOPIXEL via Storyful


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