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Why Are Daddy Long Legs Not Considered Spiders? 

The Opiliones or more commonly known as Daddy Long Legs belong to an order of arachnids called the harvestmen. But even if these creatures have spider-like features, they are actually not considered spiders.  Daddy Long Legs are not actually spiders. They’re arachnids, but they’re more closely related to scorpions than spiders. They don’t manufacture venom …

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Are There Prehistoric Microbes Alive Today?

Paleomicrobiology is an emerging field of science that is devoted to the identification of microorganisms in ancient remains. But did you know there are prehistoric microbes alive today? Scientists have found microbes about 100 million years old buried beneath the seafloor. These microbes are said to reproduce only once every 10,000 years. Where Did Scientists …

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How Did Life Blossom After the Extinction of the Dinosaurs?

Dinosaurs have roamed the earth for about 160 million years until an asteroid hit, leading to their extinction. One of the most common questions we often encounter is; how life existed after that period? To this day, scientists are continuously studying the progress of life back then. Here’s what we know; After the asteroid wiped …

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