Sunday, April 16, 2006

It's evolution happening before our very eyes.

"The journal Nature will be publishing a report on an African catfish that hunts its prey on land. The fish wriggles out of the swamps to catch land-based prey. From the article: 'The eel catfish, Channallabes apus, catches unsuspecting victims by arching upwards and descending upon prey, trapping an insect against the ground before sucking it up. The same trick may have been used by the very first vertebrates to venture onto land, the researchers speculate.' There is a video of the fish in action."

Says Slashdot

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A wonderful picture of the sun with a gigantic solar flare.