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Mystery bird: barred eagle-owl, Bubo sumatranus

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Schemochromes: the physics of structural plumage colors

I love talking about the electromagnetic spectrum. There is so much more to it than visible light... and electromagnetic radiation is so darned useful.

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Mystery bird: Neotropic cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus

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"Punctuated Equilibrium" mosaic - side view (by Julie Sperling)

Mystery bird: Orange-breasted bunting, Passerina leclancherii

Orange-breasted bunting, Passerina leclancherii, endemic to Mexico. @Kellie Parker Scientist | Punctuated Equilibrium | Science |

Punctuated Equilibrium: theory in evolutionary biology which proposes that most species will exhibit little net evolutionary change for most of their geological history, remaining in an extended state called stasis; when significant evolutionary change occurs, it is generally restricted to rare and rapid events of branching speciation called cladogenesis (process by which a species splits into 2 distinct species, rather than 1 species gradually transforming into another)

Punctuated equilibrium - Wikipedia

"Punctuated Equilibrium" mosaic - detail shot (by Julie Sperling)

Incredible pics: Snail wins world's slowest game of leapfrog

~~Top o' the world, ma, top o' the world: The snail sits happily on the amphibian's head | green tree frog and his snail friend | by Lessy Sebastian~~

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