Thursday, August 13, 2009

Beauty or Horror? Order or Chaos? Sanity or Madness?


This may appear to be a Hollywood special effect, or a batrachian nightmare from the dreams of Lovecraft. Maybe. Actually it's three-day-old embryos of red-eyed tree frogs. They're shown reaching their big, branching gills near the oxygen-rich egg surface.

It's from my Science News magazine of 15 August 2009, p.27 ff, or online: here.

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